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
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
High School Seniors
Regions will award sixteen $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors from states with Regions branches who will attend college in the fall of 2014. To enter, write a 500-word essay about an African-American whose contributions inspire and motivate you.
Regions will award sixteen $2,500 scholarships to college freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors from, or currently attending college in, states with Regions branches. To enter, write a 500-word essay about an African-American whose contributions inspired you and influenced your college career.
Enter online January 20, 2014 through February 27, 2014: http://promo.regions.com/RidingForward/default.htm?CID=24069&V_TID=1359392&ProspectID=82E15425CC8F450893FE6618EA283CAE