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Rosie Bell Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be a 2022 graduate from a Georgia high school in Bartow, Floyd, Polk, Paulding, or Gordon County.
Must have at minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA. Must provide a copy of your high school transcript (unofficial copies are accepted).Must provide proof of acceptance/enrollment in a 2 year or 4 year college or university. Must provide a current recommendation letter from a school official or a leader in your community. Must be attending college this upcoming school year (2022-2023). In addition to the application, write and submit an essay 300-500 words stating your educational and career goals and WHY you need this scholarship. Must have participated virtually, or in person at a meeting or event sponsored by Harvesting Scholars within the past two years. Click here for the application. https://bit.ly/3lbilu7
Horatio Alger Scholarship
Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $125 million to approximately 20,000 students.
In addition to undergraduate scholarship support, the Association offers a number of services and opportunities to Horatio Alger Scholars: Financial Aid and Scholarship Counseling, College Readiness Tools, Support and Referral Services, Mentoring Programs, Alumni Association, Graduate Grants
Please visit the website for more information: scholars.horatioalger.org/applicants/
Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training. Applications must be postmarked by TBD.
Visit: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships for information.
Andrew Goldner Scholarship
Our attorney Andrew Goldner believes firmly in the importance of education. That’s why he has decided to award a generous $1000 scholarship to a student of his choosing.
Scholarship Applications are currently being accepted and will be until TBD
Elks National Foundation
Most Valuable Student Scholarship
The Elks National Foundation awards $2.44 million in college scholarships to a total of 500 high school seniors nationwide through its Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Applications are available September 1 and deadline is TBD
For more information visit: enf.elks.org/mvs
The Sessions Law Firm High School Senior Scholarship
This one-time scholarship award that's worth $500 is available to all full-time high school seniors in Georgia who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college. The minimum GPA required is 3.0 and the due date for this scholarship is TBD
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Senator David Shafer Essay Scholarship Contest
This scholarship contest was created to encourage research and critical thinking about the character traits that helped make America great. Details can be found at www.davidshafer.com/scholarshipessay The deadline is TBD
SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes
SunTrust Bank is awarding 30 $500 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduates. You may enter once during each drawing period. Enter online or mail by TBD.
For more information: suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes
Websites for Scholarship Searches
GA Futures is your one-stop shop for career/post-secondary planning! If you need assistance with paying for college, click on the Financial Aid Planning tab on the website. You’ll find lots of great tips, including a link for finding scholarships!
Fastweb is a terrific, free resource where you’ll find thousands of scholarships at your fingertips. Not only does Fastweb offer a massive database of monetary awards, but it also features helpful career planning services and learning tools for its registered users
Peterson’s can help you identify potential schools by matching your needs with the institution that offers what’s important to you. The site also offers search features related to financial aid and scholarships!
Zinch is a college students one-stop-shop for scholarships that are creative, easy and fun to apply for and win. To apply for scholarships via Zinch, you’ll have to create a username and profile that will help the site find scholarships that are specifically relevant to you!
Scholarships.com is a wonderful resource for college students who aspire to kill two birds with one stone—the site finds both scholarships and colleges that are perfect for you! he site allows you to pinpoint specific scholarships by your major, year in school and location, increasing your chances for receiving awards and saving you tons of time.
Cappex let’s you set up an account to help narrow down your college search! Additionally, the site is still helpful during your undergrad years, offering ample scholarship opportunities and financial advice.
www.meritaid.com – free source for $11 billion in merit aid scholarships from 1,000s of colleges
www.hsf.net – largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students
www.latinocollegedollars.org – scholarship information for Latino students
www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net – provide scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
www.gmsp.org – The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose
www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI)
www.collegefund.org – provides Native students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities
www.dellscholars.org – Dell Scholars Program recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance
www.uncf.org – awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
HOBY Advanced Leadership Academy- Juniors and Seniors who want to activate and lead change in their communities.
Mercer University School of Engineering Scholarship Challenge
Deadline - TBD
(Students - let your teacher know if you are interested in this scholarship; it requires a teacher nomination) - 1. nominate students for scholarships in engineering and technical communication. www.engineering.mercer.edu/scholarship. Then share this info/opportunity with your nominees. Nominees should then go to same web site to fill in their application. The Nominations and Student Applications are to be in By October 15th. The challenge will take place on ________
NROTC - Marine Option
Deadlines - Early bird deadline is ____; Late application deadline is _____
Check out the following links concerning the Marine's options for the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. This scholarship can be used to attend any school in the nation that has a NROTC unit (see associated link to determine schools). Even if you are applying for other branches, you can apply for the Marines option as well. If you are accepted to multiple programs, you do not have to accept the scholarship. The early bird deadline for applications is TBD; the late application deadline is Jan. 31. Associated links:
For more information, call (770)382-3802
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
Deadline - TBD
The RMHC Scholarship Program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Visit www.rmch.org for more information or apply today athttps://aim.applyists.net/RMHC
Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA) Scholarships
Deadline - TBD
Students who will pursuing a career as a pilot or in an aviation-related field can apply for a GBAA scholarship. Read the associated links for more info and the application.
Community Bankers Association of Georgia, Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship
Deadline - TBD
This scholarship is an opportunity for students to learn more about the importance of community banking and what it represents in the community. For more information, click here!
Alice Dodd Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service
Deadline – Postmarked by TBD
This scholarship is sponsored by the Georgia District Civitan Foundation. The first place recipient receives a $1,200 award, and a second place award of $800 will be presented for the Alice Dodd scholarship. Although academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community service involvement. Junior Civitan Club members are encouraged to make applications. All criteria and general information about the scholarship is listed on page three of the application. Any application that does not meet the listed requirements will not be considered. If you have any questions, please call 770-971-1833 or email email@example.com.
GA Civitan Alice Dodd Community ServiceScholarship Application
Bobby Dodd Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service (for Physically Challenged Students)
Deadline – Postmarked by TBD
This scholarship is sponsored by the Georgia District Civitan Foundation. The first place recipient receives a $1,200 award, and a second place award of $800 will be presented for the Bobby Dodd scholarship. Although academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community service involvement. Junior Civitan Club members are encouraged to make applications. All criteria and general information about the scholarship is listed on page three of the application. Any application that does not meet the listed requirements will not be considered. If you have any questions, please call 770-971-1833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Military Scholarships at UNG
The University of North Georgia has 42 Georgia Military Scholarships (GMS) valued at $70,000 each available for college-bound seniors. The scholarship pays for four years of tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms at the University of North Georgia in the Corps of Cadets. In order to be considered for this scholarship, the student must be accepted by the University of North GA. Detailed information is on UNG’s Georgia Military Scholarship web page.
GA State University Goizueta Latino Scholarship
GA State is currently recruiting and accepting applications for their Goizueta Scholarship. The benefits of the scholarship include:
$10,000/per year per student for four years, applied to student account
Eligibility to apply for leadership development stipends
Eligibility to become a paid Supplemental Instruction leader (assisting college students in their classes)
Eligibility to apply for internship opportunities during senior year
The deadline to apply is rapidly approaching and we’d like to encourage Latino students who are seniors and have been accepted into Georgia State to apply for the scholarship. To apply, simply go to gsu.edu and enter in ‘Goizueta’ in the search box and follow the links for ‘how to apply.’ If you have any questions, email GA State’s Office of Latino Student Services and Outreach at email@example.com.
Jacksonville State University Art Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
Jacksonville State University's Department of Art has a dedicated scholarship program to aid incoming students who plan to concentrate in Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, and/or Printmaking. Applicants must submit a letter, two letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a digital portfolio of their sample artwork. For more information, click here.
SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award
Deadline – TBD
SCAD offers a $20,000/year scholarship for students who have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or minimum ACT score of 27; at least a 3.75 G.P.A.; outstanding visual arts, performance arts, writing, or riding capabilities; and other criteria. It also requires a teacher recommendation. To read the entire list of qualifications and to learn how to apply, click here.
New Frontier of Bartow County Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
New Frontier of Bartow County, a local community service organization, offers scholarships based upon an applicants' needs and academic abilities as substantiated through the application process. Click here to view and print the application.
GA Mining Foundation’s Frank Young Scholarship
Deadline – Postmarked by TBD
Attached please find the application, essay questions and information sheet for the 2015 Frank Young Four-Year Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Georgia Mining Foundation. This scholarship will be in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) and is limited to those students planning to attend one of the following colleges: Mercer University, Georgia Institute of Technology, or Southern Polytechnic. All of the information regarding guidelines and eligibility requirements is included on the following information sheet. The deadline for applications is TBD.
GMF Frank Young Scholarship Info Sheet
GMF Frank Young Scholarship Application
GMF Frank Young Scholarship Essay Questions
Regions "Riding Forward" Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline – TBD
Of all the African-Americans who have made significant achievements and innovations for our society, is there one in particular who inspires you? Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you and you could win a $5,000 scholarship. To find out more or enter, visit regions.com/ridingforward
Berea College - Carter G. Woodson Legacy Award
Deadline – TBD
Berea College is recognizing promising students with the Carter G. Woodson Legacy Award. African-American juniors who are active in the community, school, civic, and/or church organization, rank in the top 20 percent of their class, demonstrate financial need, and have a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.3 or higher are eligible. Nominations must be submitted via fax by _______. See your counselor for more information.
Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) Scholarship
Deadline – March 27, 2020
The Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) is sponsoring its annual MARC Scholarship for current high school seniors who have relocated to the Atlanta are over the course of their high school career. For more information, refer to the attached instructions and application.
MARC Scholarship Info for Students
MARC Scholarship Application
Georgia Fire Sprinklers Scholarships
The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. The deadline for entries is ________. For complete information and details, visit: http://www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/
Dangers of Underage Drinking Awareness Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
Millar & Mixon, LLC is sponsoring the first annual Dangers of Underage Drinking Public Service Announcement Scholarship Contest.Their law firm will award scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 to 2020 to graduating seniors who create catchy, original video announcements communicating the dangers of underage drinking to their fellow students. To take part, submit a 30-second video public service announcement. The deadline for submitting entries is _______. For more information, visit: http://www.millarandmixon.com/scholarship/
White Elementary School Warrior Alumni Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
White Elementary School (WES) will recognize an outstanding Bartow County high school senior with a 2020 Model Student Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one student from a Bartow County or Cartersville City High School that attended WES for at least one full school year. This one time scholarship is to be used toward tuition, books, or other instructional supplies at any accredited college or university. For criteria, procedures, and application forms, click here.
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association's 7th Amendment Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association holds the Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury and Georgia’s Civil Justice System in high regard. They are offering this Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors who exhibit a keen awareness of the societal and judicial value of these pillars of justice. For complete guidelines for participating in this scholarship competition, please click here.
Afro American Social Civic Association (AASCA) Scholarship
Deadline – TBD
The Afro American Social Civic Association scholarship application. This scholarship is awarded to ANY Bartow County student( or students) based on their academic performance, leadership and community involvement. The amount of the scholarship varies between $200.00 and $500.00 depending on the number of scholarships given per year. Click here for an application.
Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship
In an effort to promote greater awareness of careers in the skilled trades, Go Build Georgia (GBG), in partnership with the Go Build Georgia Foundation, will award Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships, through a partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), to graduating high school seniors entering a TCSG institution in a field of study leading to a high-demand career in the skilled trades. The Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that is geared toward programs leading to careers deemed “high demand,” as identified through the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative. These scholarships can work in concert with the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grants (SIWDG) as they can be used to cover not only tuition, but may be used for requisite fees and materials.
Application Link: http://gobuildgeorgia.com/scholarships/
Scholarships will be awarded three times each year in Spring, Summer and Fall. The deadlines for applications are as follows: June 15 (Fall), November 15 (Spring), March 15 (Summer).
Quest Bridge Scholarship
The program has both academic eligibility as well as financial need requirements. More information can be found at https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/who-should-apply
Online application due ______________
Military Service Academy Nomination Application
The deadline for submission is ________
Informational pamphlet: Most Valuable Student
Online application due November 30th.
B. Davis Scholarship
The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.
Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship. While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.
Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships. We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.
The deadline for applications is ____
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000
Daughters of the American Revolution
Please see below for a list of the available scholarships along with the application. Students can get a printed copy of the application from the Guidance Office. There are over 20 scholarships listed in this attachment. Students should go to the website for information on deadline dates and criteria: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships
The deadlines vary.
Students with Disabilities
There is a new online guide to college financing for students with disabilities. This no-cost resource has expert advice on loans, grants, and scholarships specifically for students with disabilities, as well as resources to help with the job search after graduation. You can access it at:
Guide For Students With Disabilities: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/spotlight/affordable-colleges-for-students-with-disabilities/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
To qualify, you must:
Be of Hispanic Heritage
Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited not-for-profit 4-year university or graduate school during FALL of scholarship cycle year
Be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)
Complete state based financial aid application (if applicable)
https://www.studentscholarships.org/ Rockmart High School