April Deadlines

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Scholarship Opportunities

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

The John R. Kernodle, Jr. Memorial Scholarship applications are due on February 17, 2017. Renewableaward (up to $10,000 per year) is for future teachers.

The Jason Christopher James Memorial Scholarshipapplications are due onFebruary 8, 2017. Award is for $1000 and is given to a student interested in politics, international relations and traveling, studying and/or living abroad.

The Thomas and Bettie O’Briant Scholarship applications are due on May 1, 2017.  $1500 award is renewable for up to four years.  Award is based on need and academic achievement.

The Tyler David Williams Memorial Scholarship applications are due on March 3, 2017.  Renewable award is for $2,500.

The John Carlton Myatt WritingScholarship applications are due on April 15, 2017.  Award is $3,000.  Application information is available through each high school’s English department.

The William Bryant Evans and Lucy Teague Evans Memorial Scholarship applications are due March 3, 2017.  $1,000 award is for residents of the McCleansville area and for students wishing to pursue a degree in science or the humanities.  Renewable award is based on need and academic achievement.

Online application process can be found on our website: www.cfgg.org.

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Scholarships January – June 2016

Jan 29, 2016 10 Words or Less Scholarship: 9-12th graders, write a statement in 10 words or less about why you deserve a $500 scholarship and you may win!  Apply at .https://www.studentscholarships.org/easy.php

Feb 1, 2016 AXA Achievement Community Award: Seniors who “demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities” can apply apply for this scholarship. Apply at https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html.

Feb 3, 2016 UNCF STEM Scholars Program:  African-American seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA who wish to pursue a STEM major may be interested in applying for this.  For more info, go to their website https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3c41df47-d142-4e21-8d79-e10bd880a347

Feb 2, 2016Ziegler Firm Scholarship: Seniors- have an interest in the law?  Write an essay on the designated topic and you could win this $1000 scholarship. http://brianzeiger.com/scholarship/

Feb 5, 2016 Walter Harrison Scholarship: Seniors who have been accepted into a post-secondary institution and will answer the autobiographical essay application may qualify for this, apply at:  scholarshiphttps://cobbemc.com/walter-harrison-scholarship

Feb 11, 2016 Courageous Persuaders Scholarship: Students in 9th-12th grades can enter this competition by making a commercial warning their peers about underage drinking.  For contest details, visit the site http://www.courageouspersuaders.com/contest.htm

Feb 15, 2016 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship: Seniors who demonstrate leadership, dedication to community service, and  have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21, apply for this scholarship opportunity http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

Feb 23, 2016 Lewis Elementary School Scholarship: Seniors who attended Lewis Elementary School for at least 3 years may apply for this scholarship by completing the application https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0kdeBr01sjWOHRjVVF2aDd6TEE/view

Feb 25, 2016 Cobb EMC’s Washington Youth Tour: Juniors can enter to win this scholarship/ amazing Washington summer internship https://cobbemc.com/youthtour

Feb 29, 2016 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Seniors planning to enroll full time in a 4 year college or university next year and want to study engineering, technology, or design related to cars may qualify for this scholarship: http://buickachievers.com/?utm_source=MDRe1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BA2016

March 1, 2016 Georgia Business Aviation Association and Foundation Scholarhips: Seniors with at least a 3.0 who are going to pursue a college education as a professional pilot or in aviation may qualify for the scholarship.  Application is http://gbaa.org/

March 2, 2016 State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship: Seniors with between a 2.5 and 3.2 GPA and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year school full time in the fall may apply for this scholarship https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

March 11, 2016 Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Alpharetta-Smyrna Alumni Chapter Scholarship: African-American male seniors who have at least a 2.5 GPA and a minimum 1100 SAT or 20 ACT score may qualify for this scholarship.  Copies of the application are here:http://krimsoncommunityfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-Scholarship-Application.pdf

March 11, 2016 Cobb EMC Community Foundation Scholarship: Seniors accepted into a post-secondary institution can submit test scores, 2 letters of recommendation, and an essay application for this scholarship HERE

March 18, 2016 Andrew College Pitts Scholarship: Students applying to Andrew College can fill our an addition application for this scholarship: https://www.andrewcollege.edu/pitts

April 16, 2016 Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship: Seniors who have shown leadership in their communities can complete this application and write an essay on banking.  To download the application and find out more, http://www.cbaofga.com/hester-scholarship1.html

May 23, 2016B. Davis Scholarship: Juniors and Seniors can apply for this $1000 scholarship by going to the site and writing an essay on the specified topic.  Please apply: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

June 1, 2016 Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: Seniors aspiring to attend a post-secondary institution for a fashion related degree may submit an essay on a designated topic, apply at:  http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program

June 1, 2016 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship: Seniors aspiring to attend a post-secondary institution for an animation related degree may submit an essay on a designated topic, apply at:  http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program

June 30, 2016Aspiring Nurse Scholarship: Seniors wishing to pursue a career in nursing can apply for this scholarship opportunity http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2016-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. – Chi Gamma Gamma Chapter

Chi Gamma Gamma chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. is now accepting applications for the 2014 scholarship award.


  • A male high school senior, who will graduate with his class in spring 2014, and resides in Chi Gamma Gamma’s Geographical Service Area of Cobb County.
  • Student who will enter a college or university within one (1) year of completion of high school.
  • Student does not need to be accepted to a college or university at the time of application.  However, payment of the Chi Gamma Gamma Foundation Award Fund to a recipient’s institution is contingent upon proof of acceptance and/or enrollment to an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.*

All applications must be received by April 30,2014.

Please download the instruction guide and application using the following link.

XGG Scholarship 2014


American Chemical Society Georgia Local Section, Percy Julian High School Award, Deadline April 16, 2014

The Percy Julian Award is open to African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and members of other groups who are traditionally underrepresented in science.  Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and plan to major in a STEM discipline, plan to attend a college or university in the Fall 2014 semester, and show evidence of leadership skills which promote racial, ethnic & cultural understanding.

A copy of the qualifications and application can be found here:  https://cobbk12.blackboard.com/bbcswebdav/pid-782441-dt-content-rid-4738672_2/courses/HIL.Counseling.Hurst/2014%20Percy%20Julian%20High%20School%20Award%20Application.pdf



Cobb School Counselor Association Service Scholarship Deadline April 11, 2014

The criteria for this scholarship is as follows:


Student has served as a peer helper, peer tutor, peer mediator, or some other type of service work.

Student is a graduating high school senior.

Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.

Letter of recommendation

Written essay…two typed pages, double spaced, size 12-14 font.

Additional information and a copy of the application can be found here:  CSCA scholarship (1)




Scales of Justice Scholarship, Deadline April 15, 2014

The competition is open to High School Seniors and Senior Level Home School Students who are residents of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties.  The deadline is April 15, 2014.


NAACP ACT-SO 2014 for High School Students, Deadline April 12, 2014

Students are invited to participate in the NAACP’s Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). ACT-SO promotes a climate of academic and artistic development.   Students of African-American descent enrolled in grades 9-12 and are amateurs in the categories of competition are eligible to participate.  For more information contact Deane Bonner at 770-425-5757.  Additional information can also be found at this link:  http://www.cobbnaacp.org/ACTSO%20Presentation2.pdf

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet. Nominees, who may range in age from 8 to 18 years old, must have been the prime mover of a service activity, and demonstrated positive spirit and high moral purpose in accomplishing their goals. Nominees must be nominated by responsible adults who have solid knowledge of the young person’s heroic activities, and who are not related to the nominee. Winners of the Barron Prize receive:

  • $2,500 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project
  • a recognition plaque
  • a certificate of recognition
  • a signed copy of The Hero’s Trail, by Barron Prize founder T.A. Barron
  • a copy of Dream Big, our new documentary film featuring several Barron Prize winners
  • a heroes study guide, curriculum, and bibliography
  • the opportunity to be paired with an adult mentor who is passionate about and working in the winner’s area of interest
  • the opportunity to connect with other Barron Prize winners through the Young Heroes Listserv
  • numerous media opportunities – print, television, and radio

By submitting an entry in the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, each entrant acknowledges reading and understanding all the eligibility requirements and selection criteria published on the Prize’s website and agrees to observe them. Further, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that as a condition of receiving the Prize, the selected individual will cooperate in publicizing the Barron Prize and will grant rights in the entrant’s nomination materials to the Barron Prize.

April 30th: *NOMINATION DEADLINE* The Prize must receive completed nomination materials.

July 1st: The Prize will notify nominees that materials have been processed.

September 30th: The Prize will announce winners.

Ayn Rand Fountainhead Essay Contest

The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information

Eligibility: 11th and 12th Graders

Entry Deadline: April

FIRST PRIZE: $10,000
10 THIRD PRIZES: $1,000
45 FINALISTS: $100


Essays will be judged on both style and content. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead.

Essay submissions are evaluated in a fair and unbiased four-round judging process. Judges are individually selected by the Ayn Rand Institute based on a demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Ayn Rand’s works. To ensure the anonymity of our participants, essay cover sheets are removed after the first round. Winners’ names are unknown to judges until after essays have been ranked and the contest results finalized. The Ayn Rand Institute checks essays with Ithenticate plagiarism detection software.

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