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 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
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 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
The WellStar Cobb Auxiliary Scholarship is available for students who plan to pursue a degree or certificate in the healthcare profession in the State of GA. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
The application can be found at the link: http://www.wellstar.org/about-us/volunteers/documents/cobb-auxiliary-scholarship-application.pdf
Seniors interested in pursuing a two to four year degree in an area related to Agriculture, Foresty, or Family/Consumer Sciences are encouraged to apply for the Cobb County Farm Bureau Scholarship. $10,000 in scholarships will be given out. Students must plan to attend college in the state of Georgia to be considered. A link to the application can be found below:
The Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) is proud to announce the fourth annual MARC Scholarship Program for current high school seniors who have relocated into the Atlanta area over the course of their high school career.
The student must have relocated more than 50 miles sometime between grades 9 (after completion of 8th grade) and 12 and changed schools due to their family’s relocation. Residence eligibility is defined as a senior attending a private or public school in any city or county district within Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, or Gwinnett Counties as well as any county immediately bordering these counties. They must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale). For more information, and a link to the application, follow the link: http://www.marcatlanta.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=515&pk_association_webpage=662
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
The Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Association High School Honors Scholarship is presented annually to high school women who are planning to attend an accredited four-year university that has 1 or more National Panhellenic Conference recognized sororities in the Fall immediately following presentation of the award. Applicant must demonstrate scholastic excellence; possess proven leadership abilities; display community service involvement; and have excellent communication skills.
Female high school seniors residing and attending a high school in the metro-Atlanta counties of Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Forsyth, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Paulding or Rockdale. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited four-year university that has 1 or more National Panhellenic Conference recognized sororities in the Fall immediately following presentation of the award.
Applicant will be evaluated in 5 categories – scholastic achievement, leadership skills, community involvement, essay and personal recommendations.
Applicant must submit 2 copies of the complete application postmarked on/before March 1, 2014 to: Aggie Steiner 3669 Manor Brook Terrace Atlanta, GA 30319 A complete Application Package includes: AAPA Scholarship Application Form with Attachments 1 and 2, Sealed High School Transcript and 2 Letters of Recommendation.
A link to the application documents is found here:
The members of the Alpharetta/Smyrna Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will present scholarship awards of up to $1,000 to deserving African-American male graduating seniors who reside in North Fulton, Cobb or Cherokee counties, have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA and a minimum SAT Math and English combined score of 950 or an ACT score of 20.
All required documentation must be postmarked by 3/14. The application can be located here:
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Rho Epsilon Zeta Foundation is accepting applications for their annual Book Award. The application is open to African-American female graduating seniors who reside in Cobb, Douglas, Paulding or North Fulton counties with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
The application, a copy of which can be found below, must be postmarked by 1/31.
The Marietta/Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is accepting applications for their annual Scholarship. All African-American young ladies who will be graduating high school seniors with a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and live or attend school in Cobb, Cherokee or North Fulton counties are invited to apply.
Applications must be postmarked and returned by CERTIFIED MAIL by no later than January 13.
Please see the link below for a copy of the application package.
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.