Scholarships are gifts that typically don’t have to be repaid and are designed to help students pay for costs related to earning a college degree or certificate program. They can be a one-time gift or are renewable, depending on the scholarship.

    Super Scholarship Saturday Workshop (October 16, 2021)
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    Types of Scholarships

    Some scholarships are earned by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by scholarship providers. Some scholarships reward a student’s academic achievement or a combination of academics and special talents, traits, or interests. Other scholarships are based on a student’s financial needs. 

    • Financial need
    • Merit
    • Talent (visual and performing arts, athletics)
    • Volunteerism and service
    • Religious affiliation
    • Organizational affiliations
    • Other qualifications

    To be considered for most scholarships, students will have to submit applications that require basic information including, transcripts, activities resume,s and in most instances complete an essay. 


    Tips for Qualifying for Scholarships

    Eligibility varies by scholarship, but students can improve their overall chances of winning a scholarship by:

    • Getting good grades
    • Preparing and practice to do well on the ACT or SAT tests
    • Being involved in school clubs and extracurricular organizations (outside of school)
    • Submitting through college applications 
    • Submitting applications prior to deadlines and meeting eligibility criteria
    • Following directions carefully
    • Writing exceptional essays to respond to questions within scholarship applications

    Scholarship Opportunities


    Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    Any student currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in participating regions. The candidate must have been actively involved in a volunteer activity in the last month that has had a significant. positive impact on race relations- broadly defined in his or her school or community. Award $1,000.00. DeadlineJanuary 31, 2022.

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    TheDream.US Opportunity Scholarship

    This opportunity is for undocumented students (or Dreamers) who live in 20 targeted, locked out states where they cannot access in-state tuition.  The Opportunity Scholarship provides up to $80,000 to cover tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and meals for a bachelor's degree at one of five partner colleges in another state.  Deadline:  January 31, 2022. 

    Scholarship Requirements:  Click Here


    Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program

    Students in their junior year in high school who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents with a strong academic record and interest in engineering. Award: Students selected participate in the six-and-a-half-week program on full scholarship and only have to provide their own transportation to and from the program. Deadline: February 1, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Davidson Fellows Scholarships

    Extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work in Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box who are US citizens or permanent  US residents residing in the UA, or stationed overseas due to active US military duty. Award: $10,000- $50,000.  Deadline: February 9, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Questbridge Scholarship/College Prep Scholarship

    Selection as a College Prep Scholar is a distinction that signifies academic success and leadership despite having faced financial challenges. College Prep Scholarship awards give high-achieving, low-income juniors the tools they need to prepare successful applications to top colleges, and help them understand that the generous financial aid at these colleges makes attending affordable- if not free.  The awards include a full scholarship to college summer programs, invitations to our National College Admission conferences, and more. The application is completely free. January - February 2022 ( Various deadlines)

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Google Doodle

    An Art contest for  K- 12-grade students. We're excited to see some strong doodles this year! Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry forms. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a png, or jpg.  Deadline: March 5, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    National High School Essay Contest

    Students who are in grades 9-12 and attending school in any of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, or the US Territories Awards: $2,500 to the writer of the winning essay, in addition to an all-expense-paid trip to the nation's capital from anywhere in the U.S for the winner and his or her parents, and all-expense-paid educational voyage courtesy of Semester at Sea. Runner-up receives $1,250 and full tuition to attend a summer session of the National Student Leadership Conference's International Diplomacy program. Due to COVID 19 some prizes may not be claimable immediately.  Deadline: April 1, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    2021 Sigma Omega Zeta Chapter Power of the Word Scholarship

    Sibongile B.N. Lynch Power of the Word Scholarship assists young women with furthering their education and their pursuit toward becoming productive global citizens, allowing them to pour back into their communities. The scholarship is open to graduating female students with a minimum 2.5 GPA who attend high schools in Clayton or Henry County with funds upward of $1000 per student.  Deadline: April 15, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes:

    Maximum Award: $10,000.00, you must be between 8-18 years old and be nominated for this prize. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors students between the age of 8 and 18 who have made significant improvements to people and the planet. The Barron Prize honors twenty-five winners nationwide. Half of the winners have focused on helping their communities and fellow beings; half have focused on protecting the health and sustainability of the environment.  Deadline: April 15, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Shawn Carter (Jay Z) Scholarship Foundation

    Applicant must be a US Citizen, 25 years or younger, with at least a 2.0 GPA  Deadline: April 30, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    All About Education $3000 Scholarship

    Available to US students 13 years of age or older respond (250 words mac): " How will a $3000 scholarship for education make a difference in your life?'   Deadline: April 30, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Emma Bowen Foundation Internship

    Minority students who are rising high school seniors, graduating high school seniors, or college freshmen, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an interest in the media industry. Award: Hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses during summer and school break with the option of full-time employment of their college degrees. Deadline: April 21, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    YCteen Essay Contest

     The contest is open to American teens, between the ages of 14 and 19, and is held twice a year. o enter, submit an original, nonfiction essay of 800 words answering a given essay question. Past questions have focused on issues such as climate change and activism. Deadline: May 4, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    B.Davis Scholarship

     This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution. There is no age restriction. Essay required. Award: $1,000. Deadline: May 21, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    The DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition

     Students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12 who attend schools in the US, Canada, or their territories. Are you passionate about the exciting world of science? Are you intrigued by the possibilities that the latest scientific ideas and developments may hold for our futures? The essay for this program should be between 700 and 1,000 words. They should also include a list of research sources Award:$5,000. Deadline: May 31, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

    The Family Travel Forum is looking for students to blog about family vacations. It is available to junior high and high school students between the ages of 13 and 18. To be considered you must submit a travel blog of no more than 600 words. Adward:$1,000 Deadline: July 14, 2022

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program honors high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national levels. Applicants must be high school students who are U.S citizens or legal residents of any state, have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred 12 months prior to the application, and submit a completed application to their school or head of an official designated local group. Applicants will complete at the local, state, and national levels. $5,000.00 award - Deadline November 15, 2022. Click on the link for further information.

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Rubincam Youth Award

    Middle school students in grades 6-8 at the time of submission. The award winner receives a $250.00 cash prize, a plaque, and a one-year NGS membership ( non-print). Presentation details of the winning submission may appear in NGS Magazine. Students must apply under the appropriate age/grade award. Deadline December 15th of each year.

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

    This scholarship is given to students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. Each student was selected as a national Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship recipient will receive a $5,000.00 scholarship, as well as a $5,000.00 grant made in their name to the hunger-related charity of their choice in their local community. If the student, but is not yet enrolled in an institution of higher education, then in lieu of a scholarship, a contribution in the amount of $5,000.00 shall be made to a qualified 529 Plan established by the family of that student for the benefit of that student. 

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Scholarships are open to students ages 13 and up in grades 7 through 12 grade. Scholastic clearly states that young artists and writers are free to explore any and all topics. They assure all who apply that no work is ever disqualified from the Scholastic Awards because of the nature of its content.

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here


    Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation 2022 Scholarship For Young Women

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation is offering two $500 scholarship opportunities. Applicant must be a female, Henry County high school, junior or senior. The application is available online beginning now until January 17, 2022.  Applicant must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher. Transcript required.

    Henry County Chamber of CommerceApplicationSummit


    2021-2022 GBAA Scholarship Announcement

    The Georgia Business Aviation Association is offering scholarships for Georgia High School graduates that are pursuing careers in aviation. The deadline for all scholarships is midnight, March 1, 2022. Students can apply online for any scholarships.  Please contact  Kristopher Parsons if you have any questions or concerns @ kristopherparson@yahoo.com.

    Scholarship Requirements: Click Here:


    Carson Scholars Fund 2022 Scholarship Season

    The Carson Scholars are now accepting applications for the 2022 Scholarship Season, which includes eligibility requirements, award information, and the application process timeline.

    Scholarship Requirements:

    2022 Scholarship SeasonApplication Process

     Legacy of Pearls Foundation, Inc. & Alpha Kappa Alpa Sorority, Inc.

     Sigma Omega Chapter will award a variety of scholarships for fall 2021 students in post-secondary education. Various scholarships are available.

    Scholarship Details: Click Here:

    National Security Agency (NSA) Student Scholarship Program

     The Stokes Educational  Scholarship is seeking recruitment of stand-out, minority high school seniors with the ability to develop skills critical to the NSA's mission, to come to join them at the National Security Agency. The Stokes program will be accepting applications within the upcoming weeks! For further information please email Stokes@uwe.nsa.gov.

    NSA Codebreaker Challenge

    Henry County Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Henry County Public High Schools Class of 2022 Application

    The Henry County Scholarship Foundation, Inc Henry County Public High School Class of 2022 applications are now available. Applicant must furnish ALL the requirements and meet the deadline as designated herein. Scholarships are generally for $500.00, $750, or $1000, given in two payments, and recipients may reapply for each of the four undergraduate years. Forms must be RECEIVED by Monday, January 31, 2022.

    Scholarship Requirement: Click Here:                                 

    Georgia State University Opportunities Fall 2021 Scholarship Program

     Georgia State University is offering Fall 2021 scholarships opportunities through December 2021.

    Scholarship Requirement: Click Here 

    Strayer University Fellows for Justice Full-Tuition Scholarship Program

     The Strayer University Fellows for Justice Full-Tuition Scholarship Program has up to 10 full Scholarships in each Metropolitan area. Applicants can apply now for the upcoming

     Fall 2021 term begins on October 24, 2021. The deadline to submit applications for the Fall term is September 24, 2021.

    Scholarship Requirement: Click Here 

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships 

     This scholarship program guides students through six essential steps to plan. Prepare, and pay for college with the opportunity to earn scholarships from $500.00 to $40,000.00.

    Scholarship Requirement: Click Here                                                                                                                    

    2022-2023 Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarships Program 

    The schoolhouse connection youth scholarship program is offering a minimum of 10 scholarships of $2,000.00. Deadline to apply: October 15th, 2021.

    Scholarship Requirement: Click Here:https://schoolhouseconnection.org/youth-leadership/scholarship-program 

    HEISMAN High School Scholarship 

     The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors hundreds of the nation's most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. This year, the college scholarship amounts have been doubled, increasing support for each student athlete's education. This program will recognize a winner from each high school that has student participation. The male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000.00. State winners will move on for the chance to become national finalists and win at least $2,000.00. of the national finalists, a male, and a female will be selected as the winner of the $10,000.00 National Heisman High School Scholarship, deadline for applications is October 19, 2021.

    Scholarship Requirement: https://heismanscholarship.com/application

     Additional Scholarship Information 

    Finding scholarships can be quite a chaotic challenge; however, we have provided a kick start to the process.  Need tips on how to write a college essay? Check out these sites: 

    https://www.collegeessayguy.com/blog/college-essay-tips  or https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/college-essay 

    Financial Aid

    There are several types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, work-study jobs, loans, aid for military families, and aid for international study. To obtain any of these forms of financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on the types of financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA, please review the website: Federal Student Aid

    Need a guide to help you complete the FAFSA, there is a step by step process just for you: FAFSA Application Completion

    Check out scholarships and colleges by creating an account on the following sites:  

    • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
    • Career One Stop- Search for more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. 
    • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
    • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
    • Fastweb – Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
    • QuestbridgeThe National College Match: Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college
    • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
    • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
    • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
    • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
    • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
    • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
    • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity-building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
    • Gates Millennium Scholars – 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.
    • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
    • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
    • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
    • UNCF – 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.
    • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
    • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
    • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
    • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship provider to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
    • The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth, and career interests.
    Scholarships for Undocumented Students


    10 Best Scholarships for DACA Students

    Financial Aid and Scholarships for Undocumented Students

    General Information
    • FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.
    • StudentAid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.
    • College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

    How-To Programs and Books

    The Scholarship Workshop – Scholarship information from an award-winning author and scholarship winner.

    The Scholarship Academy – Offers curriculum to help students identify tailored scholarship options and build solid scholarship profile.

    Summer Programs  
    According to College Express,  Pre-college summer programs allow high school students to get a taste of college life, preview their dream schools, and give a boost to their college applications. Many colleges and universities offer summer programs, such as Boston University's Summer Challenge Program, Brown University's Summer @Brown, and Stevens Institute of Technology's Business Program.  It may be tempting to spend the entire summer at the beach or by the pool (and you certainly should do a little of that!), but why not use some of your free time to learn something new and make yourself a more attractive candidate for admission? In case you need convincing, here are just a few of the benefits of spending some of your summer on a college campus. College Express lists 5 reasons to engage in a summer program: (1) gift of time; (2) gift of space; (3) gift of attention; (4) a chance to learn the lay of the land; and (5) a chance to meet new people.

    Choosing a career can be challenging! Attempt to focus on your aspirations, interests, and what problems you want to solve in the world. Taking career inventories and career interests surveys can assist, such as the inventories conducted in elementary, middle, and high school. Some additional career assessments can be located on your student's GCIS account in Infinite Campus. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2021