2019-20 Scholarship Information Received by Counseling
Scholarships with Semester 2 Deadlines
Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) Scholarship - February, 28, 2020
The MARC scholarship program focuses on current high school seniors who have relocated into
the Atlanta area sometime between grades 9 (after completion of the 8th grade) and 12. We would
like to encourage your students to apply. The one-time award of $2,000.00 will be presented to
an area high school senior in 2020. The award will be sent directly to the college of choice that
the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc.
MARC will select the scholarship winner based on the strength of their total application package.
The student will be evaluated on:
• academic performance (as illustrated in their transcripts)
• extra-curricular activities (to be listed with their application), and
• their essay addressing the way they handled the challenges associated with
relocating to a new area and a new high school.
Documents needed: MARC Scholarship Application; MARC Scholarship Student Instructions
Roswell Women's Club Scholarship - March 1, 2020
The Roswell Woman’s Club continues its longtime support of education in the community. In 2019, the Roswell Woman’s Club distributed scholarships and educational grants benefiting students in our community. Scholarships were awarded to twenty-four graduating high school seniors to help further their education. The awards are based on financial need, outstanding academic records, and community service.
Life Lessons Scholarship Program - March 1, 2020
Life Happens created the Life Lessons Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to students who have lost a parent or guardian with little or no life insurance and who are struggling financially to get a college education. These stories are powerful reminders of the importance of proper life insurance planning. Students, ages 17 – 24 who have a lost a parent or guardian with little to no life insurance, are able apply directly on our website at lifehappens.org/scholarship. To enter, students must submit either a 500 word essay or 3 minute video detailing the financial and emotional impact of losing a parent. The application deadline is March 1, 2020 at 4 pm Eastern.
The Pearls of Purpose Foundation Scholarship - March 4, 2020
The Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Incorporated is offering its annual scholarship to deserving Atlanta Public and Fulton County high school seniors. In the past eight years, we have awarded $261,000.00 to high school seniors in Atlanta Public Schools, and Fulton County Schools. Please take a moment and review the enclosed application material. We are awarding a total of $50,000.00 to Atlanta Public and Fulton County high school seniors. In order to be considered for this award, students must satisfy the following eligibility requirements:
Be a male or female four-year college-bound high school senior in an Atlanta Public or Fulton County School.
This year we have added an “Arts” component to the scholarship. The scholarship is still and academic one with a component of the arts. Thus, students can apply without experience in one of the following seven Art categories - Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Instrumental Music, Technical Theater, Visual Art, Vocal.
Have a cumulative grade point average of 80/2.7 or above on a 100/4.0 scale
Provide official documentation of your SAT and/or ACT score
In addition, students must submit the following items with their completed applications:
Two letters of recommendation - one from your school’s faculty or staff and one from a community figure or employer
Documentation verifying Community Service
A 200 – 300 words - typewritten essay on one of the topics listed in section V of the Application.
A 50-75 words - typewritten biographical sketch.
Media Release with student parents’ signature.
All completed applications and supporting material must be postmarked by March 4, 2020 to
Mrs. Pamela Kirkland Pearson
1413 Ashley Creek Circle
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Essay and biographical sketch must be emailed by 11:59 p.m. March , 2018 to AKA.POP.Scholarships@gmail.com
As always, Pearls of Purpose Foundation looks forward to rewarding area youth with financial assistance to a college or university of their choice. Please direct all concerns and correspondence to me, Education Committee Chairperson, Ms. Pamela Kirkland Pearson. My contact information is listed below.
Mrs. Pamela Kirkland Pearson
1413 Ashley Creek Circle
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Website link: http://www.thepearlfoundationga.org/home
National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Scholarship - Due March 19, 2020
The NPHC of Greater Atlanta is looking to award three $500 scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors.
Completed applications must be submitted by March 19, 2020 and recipients will be notified by April 1, 2020 via email and telephone. More information on the scholarship and the application can be found at http://form.jotform.com/200437512995155. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fannie Wilder Scholarship - March 23, 2020 5:00pm
The amount of this scholarship varies. Applicants must be female, residents of Georgia, high school seniors or current undergraduate college students as well as demonstrate financial need and attend full-tie accredited public or private, two-year or four-year college, university or technical college in the United States. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is for one year only; however, current recipients may reapply and be considered for additional funding along with other new applicants. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time. See your guidance counselor for additional information. Eligible applicants can apply at www.csascholars.org/wilder.
University of the Aftermarket Foundation - March 31, 2020
Thinking about an automotive aftermarket career? Good choice! Servicing or supplying parts to more than 250 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada can be a rewarding career. An automotive scholarship can help pave the way. Scholarships are available for students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, and to students in business, marketing, engineering, or other major courses of study. https://uofa-foundation.org/qualifications/
Sara Allen Lepkofker Memorial Scholarship - April 15, 2020
Sara Allen Lepkofker was a science teacher at Northview High School, until her retirement in 2016.
Sara was always active in sports, student activities, and various committees. She was energetic, enthusiastic, and friends with everyone she met. Sara had a love of science and a passion for teaching. After her death, her family established a scholarship fund to carry on her legacy. The recipient of the fund will be a female student who embodies Sara’s enthusiasm, shares Sara’s love of science and who plans to pursue a career in the field of science.
The scholarship is for $1,000 with an option to re-apply for one more year if the student maintains eligibility. Eligible students should be graduating female seniors earning a college preparatory diploma with a minimum cumulative 3.0+ GPA who plan to pursue a degree in education to teach science or a degree in the field of science. For the application and essay topic, click here.
LSU Summer Scholars Program - April 20, 2020
LSU invites college-bound, minority seniors to apply to the Louisiana State University Summer Scholars Program (SSP), which is a nine-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college. The program is open to 2020 high school graduates who are committed to earning their undergraduate degree at LSU.
Summer Scholars makes a lasting impression on all who attend, giving participants the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal, and social challenges they may face as new freshmen. Participants are required to attend Tiger Exploration meetings two times a week during which important topics such as note-taking strategies, time management, stress management, career exploration, critical thinking, personal adjustment, and test-taking strategies are covered. The weekly meetings with campus faculty, staff and administrators give the participants a head start on the fall semester. The participants are able to establish their own sense of community before they are joined by more than 6,000 of their fellow freshman classmates in the fall.
There are tutoring sessions that teach learning strategies and exciting programs on leadership development. The participants will be enrolled in 6 credit hours. Enrichment trips have included places, such as the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum in Hammond, World War II Museum in New Orleans, STENNIS Space Museum, in Stennis Center, MS, and the Brooks Museum of Art and the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.
The program awards each accepted student a scholarship covering tuition, housing, and a meal plan for summer 2020 semester.
NOTE: Program participants are required to cover some LSU fees and additional services. Other expenses such as parking, books, and other incidental charges will be the responsibility of program participants.
Our program is sponsored by LSU University College, Chevron Corporation, and Marathon Petroleum Corporation. Although we accept all majors, we strongly encourage Business and Engineering majors to apply.
The application link is available on our website and the deadline to apply is April 20, 2020. We invite you and your seniors to visit the Summer Scholars Program website to find out more information about the program and the application process.
Courtney E. McCord Foundation Scholarship - May 1, 2020
Established in 2016, the Courtney E. McCord Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to executing Courtney E. McCord’s lifelong mission of empowering education, and maximizing scholastic potential among youth of diverse backgrounds. The Courtney E. McCord Foundation strives to provide youth access to quality education, in addition to required support in preparation for excellence in collegiate studies and beyond.
The Courtney E. McCord Foundation has for the past three years, awarded scholarships, to help defray the cost of college tuition. The Courtney E. McCord Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity available to current high school seniors. We ask interested applicants to submit a 250 word essay detailing the importance of education, and how this scholarship will allow the applicant to assist them in reaching their maximum scholastic potential. Scholarship applications including essays should be submitted via the Courtney E. McCord Foundation’s website at http://cemcfoundation.org/apply/. Submissions must be received by Friday, May 1, 2020.
For more information regarding the Courtney E. McCord Foundation, please visit our website at http://cemcfoundation.org. For additional questions regarding the scholarship, please submit all inquiries to email@example.com.
PB&J Scholarship - May 31, 2020
The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Award amount is $500 - $1,000.
From The Scholarship Director: When I attended Farrington High School in Hawai’i, my GPA and test scores were low, but I was determined to go to college. I managed to receive ten different scholarships, which helped me fulfill that dream. To give back to future students, I lived off PB&J sandwiches during my first year in college to save money to fund a scholarship for another student like me. Apply at https://scholarsapp.com/scholarship/pbj-scholarship?utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pbj2020.
Scholarships with Fall 2019 Semester Deadlines - Past Due
Prudential Spirit of Community Award - Deadline to notify counseling office: October 24, 2019
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. Thus far, it has recognized more than 130,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.
Website for more information: https://spirit.prudential.com/about/program-overview. To be eligible, you must be in grades 5-12 as of November 5, be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C., and have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application. You must notify Mrs. Jarabek (firstname.lastname@example.org) in counseling of your interest in getting a nomination for this award by Oct. 24th.
Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs - Apply online by October 25, 2019
As one of the nation's largest need-based college scholarship programs in the country, the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs specifically assist high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. While many programs are directed primarily to recognizing academic achievement or leadership potential, the Horatio Alger Association seeks students who have exhibited determination, integrity, and perseverance in overcoming adversity, as well as have critical financial need. Scholarships range from $10,000-25,000.
AT&T Tech and Sustainability Scholarship - Deadline: November 1, 2019
Where to apply: https://www.attsavings.com/availability/ga#scholarship
How to apply: Applicants should write a 200- to 300-word essay or film a 2-minute video highlighting their thoughts on how to improve the future of technology and sustainability in your state.
Deadline: Nov 1, 2019
Amount: $500 scholarship to use toward education expenses, including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board.
Emory University Scholar Programs - Deadlines on Nov. 1 and Nov. 15, 2019
Emory University offers partial to full merit-based scholarships as part of the Emory University Scholar Programs. Scholar programs are more than just merit scholarships. They empower students through resources and support to reach their full potential and make an impact on the university, Atlanta, and the world beyond.
The website for scholarships at UGA is https://www.admissions.uga.edu/afford/scholarships/.
The Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarships require separate applications that are due on November 1st.
Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge 2019 - Register by November 7, 2019
The Mercer University School of Engineering is pleased to once again invite seniors from your school to apply for our annual Scholarship Challenge at our Macon, Georgia campus on Saturday, November 16, 2019. We plan to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer’s engineering, industrial management and technical communications program. More information about Mercer Engineering is available at engineering.mercer.edu.
The Scholarship Challenge is a day where we meet with these students to show them our campus, our labs and technology, and give them an opportunity to meet with our faculty and students. We use a design problem or a test of math skills to help us make scholarship recommendations. Your students do not need to have applied to Mercer – this event is open to any high school senior! Register via the web site: http://engineering.mercer.edu/admissions/scholarship.cfm.
UVA Jefferson Scholars Full Ride Scholarship
- Deadline to request nomination from your Counselor - November 11, 2019.
the Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2024. If you'd like to be considered, you need to notify your counselor by Nov. 11th. Northview has a limited number of students we can nominate and will look at the list of potential nominees at that time.
Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience. I encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the multi-stage selection process by visiting the Foundation’s website.
Georgia State Honors College Presidential Scholarship - Deadline November 15, 2019 (GSU & Scholarship)
Presidential Scholars were leaders in their high schools with superior academic achievement, a commitment to service and inspiring personal qualities. Now, at Georgia State, these students are leading again and making an impact in a wide variety of ways.
Presidential Scholars receive the following benefits each semester for eight semesters:
Cost of tuition and fees (through HOPE/ZELL for GA residents)
Cost of mandatory student fees
Cost of housing
A yearly living expense stipend
A one-time $2,500 stipend for credit-bearing study abroad expenses
Opportunity to compete for a paid University Assistantship to explore research and engaging work experience on campus
Access to individualized classes and mentoring opportunities
This award totals up to $28,803 per year depending on in/out-of-state student status and University Assistantship participation. For more information: https://honors.gsu.edu/the-presidential-scholarship/.
Air Force ROTC Scholarships
For more information, go to the website: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/. Local Atlanta contact - 2LT Stefon Dunham at Atlanta@afrotc.com.
Army ROTC and Georgia Military Scholarships Available – Applications Open Now
We’re looking for high school seniors who want to serve our nation as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army or the State of Georgia in the Georgia Army National Guard. Please pass these opportunities to those you think might be interested and qualified.
Army National Guard Financial Benefits
Clink on this link for information on the Army National Guard Financial Benefits for college: Georgia National Guard.
MRAC Scholarship Program - Deadline December 15, 2019
My name is Malongo Mukenge and I am the Scholarship Committee Chair for the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Comprised of more than 200,00 women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Encouraging young African-American women to achieve excellence through higher education is a primary focus of the organization. We support this focus by awarding scholarships to young women who exemplify academic excellence, strong leadership and community involvement.
Eligible applicants must:
Be a graduating African-American female high school senior
Live or attend school in Cobb County, Cherokee County or North Fulton County
Have at least a 3.0 GPA or equivalent numerical average
All applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2019. Applications are available on our website www.dstmrac.com/scholarship or at https://MRACForms.formstack.com/forms/201920_mrac_scholarship_application
University of North Georgia Military Scholarship - Deadline: December 15, 2019
The state of Georgia offers 42 scholarships per year to Georgia high school seniors who attend the University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduating with bachelor's degrees. The scholarship pays for your room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms, and fees. In addition, you receive National Guard weekend drill pay, GI Bill®, pay for attending Army basic and advanced training, and Army ROTC contract pay (beginning of sophomore or junior year, if offered a contract to commission as a lieutenant). You may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus and monthly GI Bill® kicker. The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship is worth $85,000+ over four years.
Link to scholarship flyer.
Free Speech Essay Contest - Deadline: December 31, 2019
The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. Fire is sponsoring a Free Speech essay contest that is open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to email@example.com. Students must submit an essay between 700 and 900 words on the topic provided on FIRE's web site. https://www.thefire.org/resources/high-school-network/essay-contest/
Coolidge Scholarship - Open to Juniors Only - Deadline: 5pm, January 16th, 2020
The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. This one-of-a-kind scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university in the U.S. https://coolidgescholars.org/
JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest - Submit by January 17, 2020
In Profiles in Courage, John F. Kennedy recounted the stories of eight U.S. senators who risked their careers to do what was right for the nation. These leaders demonstrated political courage by taking a stand for the public good in spite of pressure by interest groups, their political party, or even their constituents. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.
The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.
The winner receives a $10,000 cash award. The winner and her/his family are invited to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston to accept her/his award and participate in Profile in Courage Award events in May 2020. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the trip to Boston for the winning student and her/his parents.
Second-place winner receives $3,000.
Five finalists receive $1,000 each.
Eight semifinalists receive $100 each.
Hamilton Scholars - Deadline: January 29, 2020
Each year, Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) selects 35 under-served high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program. These students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a comprehensive network of support, much like Hamilton did, so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy that will forever change their communities, our nation, and the world. Winners receive:
Annual Leadership Conferences
College Application Guidance]
Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance