February Deadlines

2012 Pearl Foundation Scholarship

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., founded in 1908 as the first African-American Greek-letter sorority, promotes high scholastic and ethical standards.  Since 1987, the North Suburban Atlanta Chapter, Rho Zeta Omega, has actively supported the community through various service projects.  One of our annual projects includes awarding college scholarships to talented area students.  The PEARL Foundation, Inc., in conjunction with Rho Zeta Omega Chapter will award 2012 scholarships based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an African-American female who resides in Cobb County and attends a Cobb County High School or Marietta High School
  • Applicant must be in the graduating class of 2012
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership ability in the school and community
  • Applicant must have participated in community service projects
  • Applicant must show financial need
  • Applicant must be available for an interview with the Scholarship committee

All applications should be mailed to the address included on the application and must be postmarked by Friday, February 24, 2012, no exceptions! In order to be considered for a scholarship, a fully completed application must be submitted:

Download application…

Download recommendation form…


Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Progam

Eligibility: Students eligible for nomination for the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program must be legal U.S. residents between the ages of 6 and 18. Each Student must be nominated by someone aged 21 years or older. Parents may nominate their own children.

Nominations: The nomination form can be accessed at Kohlskids.combeginning February 1, 2012. Forms must be completed, submitted and signed electronically (by typing your name) no later than March 15, 2012. One nomination form should be submitted per Student. One nominator may nominate multiple students by submitting multiple nomination forms. Nominations should describe how the student has contributed to the community in a meaningful way by performing volunteer services that helped non-family members. The volunteer activity must have occurred within the last 12 months. Financial need or academic performance will not be considered in the review and selection of winners.

Go to the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program website…

Buick Achiever’s Scholarship Program

The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program and access to the online application are available at www.buickachievers.com. Awards of up to $25,000 per year will be awarded to 100 students and 1,000 students will receive $2,000 one-time awards.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • High school seniors or current college undergraduates enrolling for full-time study at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Plan to major in a specified course of study that focuses on Engineering/Technology, or select Design and Business-related programs.
  • Have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industries.

Deadline to apply is February 29, 2012.

Regions Bank Black History Month Contest

In honor of Black History Month, Regions bank is offering the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest. Twenty-five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors in Regions’ banking areas who will attend college this year. To enter, write a 500-word essay about an African American, past or present, who has inspired you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a legal U.S. resident of the following “Eligible States”: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN, TX and VA.
  • Be 13 years of age or older
  • Be enrolled in 12th grade in a public or private school (or home school) located in one of the “Eligible States” (and have not graduated 12th grade)
  • Have (and maintain through graduation) a minimum 2.0 grade point average in school
  • Plan to attend an accredited college or university in the Fall of 2012

Deadline is February 29, 2012

100 Black Men of American, Inc., Scholarship

The 100 Black Men of America’s Future Leader Scholarship application is available after January 1st of each year and may be acquired from a local chapter, their World Headquarters or through their website www.100blackmen.org.

Awards range from $1,000 – $3,000.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduate student or high school student transitioning to college
  • Minimum GPA 2.5
  • Attending a postsecondary, accredited institution or planning to attend
  • Plans to attend school for entire academic year, beginning in the fall
  • completed 50 hours of “active” community service within past 12 months with certified documentation
  • Leadership involvement
  • Application must be postmarked by the February 29, 2012 deadline

Click here to download the application packet…

Nursing Home Abuse Scholarship

Nursing Home Abuse – Awareness and Prevention Scholarship. Created by NursingHomeAbuse.net, this scholarship is awarded exclusively to an applicant who is pursuing a career that will help combat nursing home abuse. The scholarship is worth $5,000 and will be awarded to a student currently enrolled in a postsecondary institution. The scholarship will pay for non-tuition related expenses for the 2012-2013 academic year. Such expenses can include, but are not limited to:

  • Rent
  • Childcare
  • Travel/Gas
  • Books/Supplies
  • Utilities
  • Groceries

February 15, 2012 is the application deadline

Visit www.nursinghomeabuse.net to apply