Scholarships

*Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Scholarships
We are gearing up for another exciting scholarship cycle here at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and wanted to send you a few quick updates. 
We wanted to specifically reach out and let you know your students from Oconee County are eligible to apply for the Everett Williams Scholarship which awards two graduating high school seniors $1,500 for four years to attend a postsecondary degree. Students can learn more about the Everett Williams scholarship and numerous others live on our site! Attached is a flier and FAQ explaining our scholarships and how students can begin the process of applying to these opportunities. Please feel free to forward these materials to anyone you think should apply or can help promote the scholarships to potential applicants. 

As you work with students please know we are here to help. If students have any questions, please have them emailscholarships@cfgreateratlanta.org which is being monitored round the clock by staff who can help answer their questions not explained in theFAQ! Thank you so much for your dedication and time to this important effort.

*Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship
We’re offering a $1,000 scholarship in an effort to give back to the community while also promoting sleep awareness. This scholarship is available to eligible HS seniors, current college students, and graduate students.

You can check out all of the details here: 
Best Mattress Reviews Scholarship

*Student Scholarships
Here you will find a list of 10 Scholarship Programs that will give out more than one million dollars to students in the 2017-2018 school year. Students from Georgia school districts are eligible for all awards below. To download the newsletter in a PDF, and to see the different scholarships, please visit the link at
Newsletter and Scholarship page

*Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program and Scholarship
The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program application is now open! You can inform a student of this great opportunity by referring him/her on our website:
About the Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program
The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program is a highly selective, full scholarship for Pell-eligible high school seniors. The scholarship will be awarded to 20 high school seniors in 2018, with the intent of promoting their academic excellence and leadership development through college graduation.
Selected Fellows will be eligible for up to five years of funding to complete their bachelor’s program. Fellows will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, Fellows will be paired with a mentor within the field of study and industry that they wish to pursue. 
The Scholarship Application Process and Timeline
The scholarship application opened on Monday, January 15, 2018. All students must complete the Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program application by Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 5:00 PM PST. Finalists will be invited in March to complete the Finalist Supplement. Recipients will be announced in late-April, and they will attend the inaugural Summer Leadership Summit in Charlotte, NC June 27-July 1, 2018.
In order to apply, a student must first create a MyWFALFP Profile. The MyWFALFP Profile is a student's portal for everything related to The Wells Fargo Academic Leaders Fellowship Program, including the application, and – if he/she is selected as a Fellow – all associated support services.
Eligibility:
To apply, students must be:
  • A high school senior with a Spring 2018 graduation date
  • Pell-eligible, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Additionally, students must submit either an SAT or ACT score.  
Selected Wells Fargo Fellows must enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. Failure to enroll in the Fall of 2018 will lead to forfeiture of the scholarship. 
As part of this intensive co-curricular programming, Wells Fargo Fellows will receive personal and professional development training, access to financial capabilities workshops, mentoring, internship and career exploration, and participate in numerous community engagement opportunities. Fellows must participate in all Wells Fargo webinars and attend the firm's annual Summer Leadership Summits in order to maintain funding eligibility. 
If you have questions about the referral process, please contact us via the Message Center. 

*Cavaliers Club of Athens Scholarship
Please see attached from the Caraliers Club of Athens Scholarship. $500 cash award to a senior. Deadline is March 1st.
Cavaliers Club of Athens


*Peach State Federal Credit Union Scholarship
It’s scholarship time at Peach State Federal Credit Union!  For our 2018 Scholarship Program, we are awarding more than $158,000 in scholarships and educational grants.  Our 16th Annual Legacy Student Scholarships and the Dr. John Jackson Scholarship are part of this program.

The nine $2,000 Legacy Student Scholarships are given in honor of past and present Board members and employees who have served Peach State for 20 years or more.  They will be awarded to high school seniors who will be attending college to pursue a degree in education.

Our Dr. John Jackson Scholarship honors Dr. John Jackson, retired Superintendent of Oconee County Schools, for his contributions to the Oconee County school system.  It will be awarded to an Oconee County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education. 
All scholarship winners will be chosen by the end of April 2018 and notified shortly thereafter.
Please distribute this information along with the attached scholarship applications to any of your high school seniors that meet the qualifications. In order for students to be considered, completed applications and supporting documentation must be received by Peach State no later than March 16, 2018.   We ask that you also post the attached applications on your school’s website.  
Please note: students should not submit multiple applications for our scholarships. Applications to more than one of our scholarships will not increase eligibility or chances of being selected. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  
Ryan M. Hawk, CUDE
SVP of Business Development
Peach State Federal Credit Union
Phone: 770.580.6029


*2018 Asa Tuten Memorial - GFSA Essay Contest
The 2018 Asa Tuten Memorial - GFSA Essay Contest is on! 1,000 words may be all that stand between a student and up to $1,5000 in scholarship funds! 
For thirty years, the GA Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school senior and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers. The GA Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1,500, $1,000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. The link for complete information and details is:GA Fire Sprinkler Essay Contest
Deadline for entries is March 12, 2018

*Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship
Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship. We appreciate your assistance in distributing this scholarship application to any seniors graduating in 2018.
Feel free to reply to this email with any questions you may have about the application. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018.


*GASSP / Lifetouch Scholarshi
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This is exclusively available to the children of Principals or Assistant Principals who are members of GASSP.  The deadline for this year's application is March 23, 2018.  

*Alzheimer's Foundation of America Scholarship
Write an essay on the impact that Alzheimer's Disease has had in your life. Deadline March 26, 2018. Winning essay: $5,000! For more information and application:
AFA Scholarship

*Computer Science Scholarship Page
With increased demand for computer science graduates, ample scholarship opportunities are available for students looking to pursue this field. Recognizing the hurdle that financing an education can present to students, our education experts at ComputerScience.org have created a resource for those looking to attend school without accruing a mountain of debt.
We've curated scholarships for women and minorities, scholarships sponsored by both the public and private sectors, and much more. Our resource also includes a searchable directory of scholarships.

Please take a look at our computer science scholarship page and share a link on your site so that your students can take advantage of this valuable resource. Our goal is to ensure students have access to the aid that is available to them.
http://www.computerscience.org/scholarships/

*Project Yellow Light

The "Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship" ("Contest") consists of three competitions, one for Video, one for Design and one for Radio. All competitions have two levels, one for high school juniors and seniors (or the equivalent thereof) between the ages of 14 and 20 at the time of entry ("HS Contest") and one for undergraduate college students between the ages of 15 and 25 at the time of entry ("College Contest"). The Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who, at the time of entry, are:
  • High school juniors and seniors (or the equivalent thereof) who will complete their high school graduation requirements by July 2018 or 2019 and who intend to attend a U.S. accredited college or university (or the equivalent thereof) beginning in the fall of 2018 or 2019 (the "High School Criteria");
  • Undergraduate college or university students (or the equivalent thereof) who are currently attending a U.S. accredited college or university and are between 15 and 25 at time of entry (the "College Criteria"). The High School Criteria and the College Criteria are collectively referred to as the "Eligibility Criteria".
The Video contest begins October 31, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends April 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Video Contest Period"). The Design contest begins October 31, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends March 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Design Contest Period"). The Radio contest begins October 31, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET and ends April 1, 2018 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. PYL’s clock is the official clock for the purposes of this Contest.
Project Yellow Light Scholarship

*Novelis STEM Scholarship
Four, $2,500 Novelis STEM scholarships will be awarded to senior female students who are pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related undergraduate degree in college. An application can be picked up in the counseling office, or can be obtained electronically by emailing Charity Burnette at charity.burnette@novelis.com . Applications are due March 30, 2018
Novelis STEM Scholarship

*Chi Psi Bryan Memorial Scholarship
Incoming Georgia Tech students: Alpha Iota Delta of Chi Psi Fraternity is proud to announce the Bryan Scholarship to GA Tech. They are offering one scholarship of $1,000 to a qualified young man entering Ga Tech in the fall of 2018. The application DEADLINE is April 30, 2018. Please see the attached letter and the application form.
Scholarship Letter
Application


*2018 Georgia Scholars Application for Seniors 
We are always looking for ways to recognize our students and their accomplishments!  This is a program that can provide your student with recognition at the state level.  Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.
Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who:
·         exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.
·         Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses;
·         who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities;
·         who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.​
The recognition is open to any student who qualifies.
The Application and one page reference letter is the only thing that should be submitted.
No mailed or faxed applications accepted 
Reference letters are to be from outside school personnel and family
Do not attached copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, voter registration or photos to the application
All criteria on the application must be completed for consideration
Section A must be filled out with specific class information 
There is not a monetary award associated with this recognition

Please review the application closely before applying.  Page 2 lists specific criteria for applicants.  The application DEADLINE to the Counseling office is March 1, 2018.  Please let your counselor know if you are completing this application.

*Presbyterian College Fellows Award
This scholarship recognizes high school juniors who have demonstrated potential for future success. The $4,000 scholarship awards $1,000 annually for four years of study at Presbyterian College.
Selection as a PC Fellow also grants students consideration for other academic scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $23,000. Please see the attached letter and application for more information. Deadline  to complete the online nomination form is March 31.
PC Fellows Letter
Presbyterian College Fellows Award Application

*Korean American  Scholarship Fund
Are you a student of Korean descent (American citizens and non-citizens) OR are you the direct descendant of an American veteran who served in the Korean War era (June 25, 1950-January 31, 1955)? If so,  you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Korean American Scholarship Fund. See eligibility requirements and find links to application forms here: http://www.kasf.org/southern

*Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship
The goal of the Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship is to assist deserving high school seniors in their first year of college and to promote community banking. To compete, students must be sponsored by a local community bank, must complete an activity record expressing their leadership activity in school, write a short essay on community banking, provide teacher recommendations and an official high school transcript. Awards are based on academic merit and not financial need. Deadline is April 6, 2018
2018 Julian and Jan Hester Scholarship


REMINDER....*The 2018 SACAC Extend the Dream Student Scholarship application is LIVE!!!
High school seniors are encouraged to apply for one of the ten $1,000 scholarships we will be awarding this year! The application deadline is April 15 and winners will be chosen by mid-May. 

For more information and to access the online application, please visit
http://www.sacac.org/extend-the-dream-scholarships.
Any questions?  Email Melissa Cline and Kristin Odom at
etdscholarship@sacac.org.

*The 2018 SACAC Extend the Dream Student Scholarship application is now LIVE!!!
High school seniors are encouraged to apply for one of the ten $1,000 scholarships we will be awarding this year! The application deadline is April 15 and winners will be chosen by mid-May. 
For more information and to access the online application, please visit
http://www.sacac.org/extend-the-dream-scholarships.
The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 15, 2018                                                                                                        
Any questions?  Email Melissa Cline and Kristin Odom at etd@sacac.org

*Oconee Lions Youth Citizenship Award
The primary purpose of this award is to recognize the achievements of two North Oconee High School graduating seniors who provide evidence of good citizenship, an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community, academic achievements and a record of service to the community without personal financial reward. the amount of the award is $1,000 to each of two graduating seniors. Deadline for submitting applications to the counseling department is 3:30 on April  19, 2018. 
Lions Club Guidelines
Lions Club Application

*Jordan Ellis Spirit of Life Scholarship
Applications are available in the counseling office and Mrs. Gina Taylor's office 2100. Deadline is April 20th. Bring all applications to Mrs Taylor by 3:30 on the 20th. Contact Gina Taylor for more information gtaylor@oconeeschools.org

*Dreams To Kings and Queens Scholarship
My name is Tracy Stephens. I am the CEO & Founder of Dreams To Kings and Queens. Each year we award two $500 scholarships and three laptops to graduating seniors. We know that paying for college can be a tough task for many students that graduate from high school. This scholarship is intended to help students have a chance at pursuing a college education and accomplish their dreams.
The eligibility requirements for this scholarship include:
  • Must be graduating high school senior (in the state of Georgia)
  • GPA of 2.5 greater
  • Be accepted to and prepared to attend an accredited university/college
The application process includes:
  • Submitting a High School Transcript
  • Submitting a 2 page essay answering the following question: What kind of positive impact do you hope to make in the world?
To apply for this scholarship students must go to 
One boy and girl will be chosen as scholarship recipients. They will each receive $500. Then there will be 3 students selected to receive a new laptop. Students can submit applications until Friday, April 27.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship please feel free to contact me.

*Georgia Development Authority Scholarships
I am writing to make you aware of scholarships that are awarded by the Georgia Development Authority to students who are pursuing an education in AGRICULTURE.   (If this has reached you in error, please forward to the correct contact.)

Scholarship applications should be postmarked no later than May 7, 2018

The link below will take you to the Scholarship page of our website.  The information there should answer any questions you might have, but if you need further assistance please feel free to contact me.


*Please let your students know that if they decide to submit their application online, there is no option to save and return at a later time. Once started they would have to attach all required documents and complete all fields.*
*Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.
Application Deadline: June 1st
Award Amount: $1,000
Eligibility Requirements: Former high school athletes who are enrolled as a full-time student at a two or four-year college.

Application Instructions: See website (website here: https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm)

*MG Law Scholarship


We are excited to offer the MG Law Scholarship for Class of 2018 graduates. This scholarship is open to anyone seeking a higher education.
Deadline
: July 1, 2018
Award Amount: $1000
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application and more scholarship details/requirements can be found at: http://www.mg4law.com/scholarship/



*Zippy Passive Income Business Scholarship


Criteria:
Applicants must be attending college by the Fall 2018 semester. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need. Academic achievements as well as any leadership experiences will be taken in to account.
Deadline:
July 31st, 2018

Award Amount:
$250

Application:
Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at:
https://zippypassiveincome.org/zippy-passive-income-business-scholarship


*United Energy Workers Healthcare Scholarship

United Energy Workers Healthcare located in Paducah, Kentucky is pleased to announce the UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship. This scholarship is now available to any high school senior nationwide.Deadline: July 31st, 2018 Award Amount: $1,000


Scholarships for Females Interested In Engineering:

*Society of Women Engineers


*The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Scholarship

The Horatio Alger Association is pleased to offer scholarships that range in value of $6000 to $25,000 to students who have significant financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Students whose annual family income is less than $55,000 per year and who are United States citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Applications are due no later than October 25, 2017.  Applications can be accessed at scholars.horatioalger.org.

More information about the Horatio Alger Scholarship



*Jack Kent Cooke College Scholar Scholarship Program


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

This highly competitive scholarship includes:

Up to $40,000 per year to attend a four-year accredited undergraduate school
Ability to pursue any area of study
Personal advising about selecting a college and navigating financial aid
Multifaceted advising about how to transition to college and maximize the college student experience

Check out the link and application for more details:

College Scholarship Information

College Scholarship Application

 *AES Engineers Scholarship

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.
To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.
Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm

*The Elks National Foundation Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.
  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
The 2018 MVS application deadline is November 27, 2017



*Hill Chapel Baptist Church Scholarship
Hiss Chapel Baptist church will be offering five $500.00 scholarships to qualified students based on their academic achievement, civic and religious involvement. Seniors can receive a copy of the application by visiting the website at www.hillchapelathens.org Deadline for application is December 1, 2017.
Hill Chapel Baptist Church Scholarship Application

*Boston University Trustee Scholarship
The 43rd annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship is up for grabs. Each year there are 25 new Trustee Scholars who are welcomed to the Boston University community. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission along with two Trustee Scholarship essays by December 1, 2017. See the link to read the letter from Boston University in its entirety.
Boston University Letter

*Polly Hardigree Ward Memorial Scholarship


The Polly Hardigree Ward Memorial Scholarship was established by Vivian Clarie Ward in memory of her mother, Polly Hardigree Ward. The scholarship is awarded each year to graduates from Oconee County High School and North Oconee High School who pursue a college education in Agriculture or Natural Resources. The amount of the award is $1,250.00 each, for one student from OCHS and one from NOHS. Mail your application to Hardigree Wildlife Sanctuary. The postmark for mailing should be by May 4, 2018.Please read the application (pg 7) to ensure consideration and also see the attached link for more information: Polly Hardigree Scholarship

*Mitchell and Crunk Adoption Scholarship
Adoption is an amazing experience that has positive impacts for the child, adoptive parents, and entire families. Whether the child is an orphan or because circumstances resulted in the birth parents being absent from his or her life, an adoptive parent can qualify for adoption under Georgia law. Adoption provides a new beginning and a bright future.Please see link for more information and the application. Deadline is May 31, 2018.
Application
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