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
Seniors, I hope the answer to the above question is yes because the PTSA of most of the area high schools award scholarships in the Spring and to even qualify to apply you must have a student membership. This is the time of the year that many schools are running PTSA drives and some of the drives run through the end of October and even early November so please check with your school’s PTSA if you haven’t already so you won’t miss out on the opportunity to apply for these scholarships when the time rolls around.
Although each PTSA’s scholarship categories may differ, some of the scholarships awarded by PTSA organizations are based on the student’s academic record and some are based on the student’s Community Service.
In Cobb County, not only can students apply for their school’s PTSA but later in the year various council’s of PTSAs made up of different schools in the area award additional scholarship awards. One of these councils, The South Cobb Council of PTSA, awards the SHINE Award Scholarship and students are eligible to apply if they are members of PTAs at South Cobb, Hillgrove, McEachern, and Pebblebrook High Schools.
Students, be sure to keep your ears open for the announcements regarding PTSA memberships and don’t miss out on the opportunity to join and gain access to another possible scholarship opportunity.