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Scholarship Reference Guide
Table of Contents
Scholarship Tips 4
2011-2012 College Fairs 5
Scholarship Category Index 6
Alphabetical Scholarship Details 20
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs Introduction
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
We are pleased to provide the 2011-2012 Scholarship Guide to you. This booklet is designed to assist you with your college scholarship search.
Please take note of the following suggestions to make the best use of this guide:
This is not a complete list of all scholarships available. We encourage you to search on your own online, check out books at the library, and talk to your counselor to get additional information on scholarships that may be a good fit for you.
As scholarship deadlines, requirements and eligibility are subject to change from year to year, we advise you to verify deadlines and criteria by downloading scholarship materials from the provider’s web site or requesting a copy of the current scholarship application.
Most colleges and universities provide their own scholarships, so be sure to visit individual college websites for scholarships specific to the institutions that interest you.
Please continue to work with your School Counselors and College Access Specialists to enhance your financial options. We wish you luck with your scholarship search and hope that you will be among the numerous Atlanta Public Schools’ alumni whose scholarship awards contributed to over $116 million received by students in the district last year.
Cordially, LaVerne Ware, LPC Counseling and Student Support Services Coordinator Eric J. Rosser, Ph. D.
Program Administrator, Project GRAD Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs Scholarship Tips – For Students Get Organized and Ready to Work Finding and applying for scholarships is labor intensive and you must be methodical and highly organized.
Your search will feel like adding a sport, club or part time job to your schedule. Make the time. Schedule 2-3 hours of each week to research and to write.
You need a box of manila folders and a small file box to deal with all of the paperwork. Make a file folder for each scholarship and organize by deadline.
Beware of Scams Legitimate scholarship providers do not charge application fees and do not charge you a fee to “pick up” your scholarship.
Do not respond to emails requesting your social security number.
It is not necessary to pay any person or company to research scholarships for you.
After you apply to college, ask the Financial Aid Director about institutional scholarships.
When in doubt talk to a counselor or teacher.
Research Use online search tools and sign up for free email alerts.
Find out if your parents or guardians’ employers offer scholarships.
Check with local businesses in your neighborhood, local alumni clubs of college offer scholarships.
Find the scholarships for which you are eligible.
Renewable/Non renewable Know if the scholarship is renewable. If so, you may have to meet certain criteria and complete a process for renewing the scholarship each year. Find out the requirements and keep any paperwork related to them for your records.
Master Schedule Maintain a scholarship calendar or assignment notebook.
Essays Nearly every scholarship application requires essays. Allow plenty of time for drafts and ask your English teacher or another teacher or mentor to give you feedback. Answer the question and allow for at least three drafts.
Write online applications in Microsoft Word. Copy and paste online essays after proofreading.
Recommendations Find out if counselors or teachers have a process or forms you must complete or request system for requesting recommendations.
Provide your recommender with a stamped addressed envelope.
Send a thank you note to your recommender.
Scholarship Deadlines Verify the deadline with the scholarship provider. Missing a deadline is the easiest way to disqualify your application and all of your hard work will be for nothing.
Verify if deadline is a due date or a postmark date.
Tracking Mail your scholarship applications and follow up.
Call or email to confirm your application was received and when winner(s) will be notified.
Pay for Delivery Confirmation at the Post Office which provides the date and time your documents are received or a Signature Confirmation which provides the date, time and the signature of the person who received it.
Make copies of every application you submit.
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs BBB Student of Integrity Awards Better Business Bureau Atlanta 31
James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund The Community Foundation for 51 Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs (Arts & Science, Human Services, Music, Ministry) Greater Atlanta, Inc.
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs (Business Admin, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Transportation Association (SMTA)
Engineering, Journalism, Sales/Marketing) Chapter
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program National Institutes of Health 62 (Biomed, Behavioral/Social Science Research)
William Lucas Foundation Scholarship The Community Foundation for 80 (Social Work, Education, Allied Health) Greater Atlanta, Inc.
American Welding Society National Scholarships American Welding Society 30 (Welding, Welding Engineering/Technology) Foundation
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs Dell Scholars Program Michael & Susan Dell Foundation 37
Atlanta Housing Resident Scholarship Program Housing Authority Insurance Group 28 Atlanta Postal Credit Union Scholarship Atlanta Postal Credit Union 28 (Credit Union member)
Annual Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.-Tau High Aspirations Foundation, Inc. 25 Chapter High School Student Scholarship Essay Contest RMHC/African-American Future Achievers Ronald McDonald House Charities 65
The William J. Greene, Jr. Scholarship - GAWP Georgia Association of Water 77 Undergraduate Scholarship Professionals (GAWP) (Georgia Institute of Technology)
George W. Brumley, Jr. Project GRAD Atlanta Project GRAD Atlanta 45 Scholarship (South Atlanta Educational Complex, The New Schools at Carver, and Booker T. Washington High School)
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs Scholarship Details @15 Best Buy Scholarship National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: Best Buy Academic Merit
Civic/Community Service Deadline: TBD # of Awards: 1,000 Amount: $1,500 Best Buy’s @15 Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students living in the U.S. and Puerto Rico who will be entering college in the fall after their high school graduation. Scholarships were awarded to students in grades 9-12 who demonstrated academic achievements, volunteer efforts and work experience.
For more information, please visit https://www.at15.com/contests_scholarships/at15_scholarship.
100 Black Men of South Atlanta Scholarships Local Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: 100 Black Men of South Atlanta Gender (Male)
Deadline: TBD # of Awards: 2 Amount: $500 100 Black Men of South Atlanta will be awarding scholarship to male student(s) who have been accepted into a four year college/university.
For more information, please visit http://www.100blackmensouthmetro.org.
Academic Scholarship for High School Seniors/GED Graduates National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) Field of Study (Food Service)
Deadline: TBD # of Awards: Multiple Amount: $2,500 and up The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) awards scholarships starting at $2,500 to high school seniors, GED graduates and first time freshman who are enrolling in restaurant and foodservice related program.
For more information, please visit http://www.nraef.org/scholarships/apply.
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs ACS Scholars Program National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: American Chemical Society Field of Study (Chemistry/Chemistry Related)
Race/Ethnicity (African American, Hispanic, or American Indian) Deadline: TBD # of Awards: Multiple Amount: Up to $5,000 ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible.
For more information, please visit http://www.acs.org/scholars.
AFCEA Merit Scholarship Local Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) - Atlanta Chapter Academic Merit
Field of Study (Engineering, Computer Science, IT, Math) Deadline: TBD # of Awards: Minimum of 6 Amount: $2,000 The Atlanta Chapter of AFCEA awards scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in accredited degree-granting 4-year colleges or universities in the metro Atlanta or North Georgia area. Candidates must be enrolled at the time of application. This is a merit scholarship.
For more information, please visit http://www.afcea-atlanta.org/scholarships.
AFM Scholarship Awards Local Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: The Atlanta Federation of Musicians Other Affiliation (Music Audition)
Deadline: TBD # of Awards: Multiple Amount: Up to $1,500 The Atlanta Federation of Musicians has developed a scholarship program to encourage and support future professional instrumentalists. Scholarships are awarded to contestants with high academic achievement and based on the quality of the audition. Auditions are open to any instrumentalist in Georgia who is a graduating high school senior planning to pursue a career in music, and who has been accepted to a college or university Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs music program.
For more information, please visit http://www.atlantamusicians.com/scholarships.
AFSA Fire Sprinkler Scholarship National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: American Fire Sprinkler Association Other Affiliation (Essay)
Deadline: TBD # of Awards: 10 Amount: $2,000 The American Fire Sprinkler Association, (AFSA) is dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic fire sprinkler systems. This scholarship is open to high school seniors in the United States. Winners not based on financial need.
For more information, please visit http://www.afsascholarship.org/highschool.html
AFSCME Family Scholarship Program National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: AFSCME Member Affiliation (Child of AFSCME Member)
Deadline: December 31, 2011 # of Awards: 10 Amount: $2,000 The AFSCME Family Scholarship Program is an ongoing program of scholarships available to children and financially dependent grandchildren of AFSCME members. Any graduating high school senior who is a daughter or son of an AFSCME member, and who intends to enroll in a full-time, four year degree program in any accredited college or university, is eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.
For more information, please visit http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship.
Provided by the Atlanta Public Schools’ Office of Project GRAD and High School Guidance & Counseling Programs Amount: $500-$2000 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Educational Fund was established to promote, encourage, induce and advance education at the college, university, graduate and professional school level. Several scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and merit.
For more information, please visit http://www.ahepadistrict1.org.
AIST Foundation Scholarships National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST) Field of Study (Iron and Steel field)
Academic Merit Deadline: March 2, 2012 # of Awards: Multiple Amount: Varies AIST Foundation scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to talented and dedicated students to encourage them to pursue careers within iron- and steel-related industries.
For more information, please visit http://www.aistfoundation.org/scholarships/scholarships.htm.
Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship National Scholarship Opportunity Sponsor: The Freedom Forum Field of Study (Journalism)