Brittani Bailey: Florida State University, North Carolina A&T, Spelman College
Megan Burroughs: University of West Georgia
Joseph Durham: Kenyon College
Justin Frazier: Appalachian State
Jacob Hooks: University of Kentucky
Seth Lehrer: University of Central Florida (Scholarship), Georgia Southern
Zoe McDowell: Oral Roberts University(Scholarship), Tuskegee University, Howard University, Hampton University, Kennesaw State, Spelman College
Kelsey Tellis: Hampton University
Nicholas Pinon: Purchase College State University of New York, St. John’s University
Bethani Sanders: Young Harris College (Scholarship)
Carly Standard: University of West Georgia
***Do not forget to bring in your acceptance letters & scholarship awards to be included on the website and/or the graduation program***
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 6th year. They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year. Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Scholarship Deadline - June 14, 2013
ACTSO: Developed to enhance and showcase the academic and artistic achievement of high school students of African descent (grades 9-12). ACT-SP focuses in the areas of sciences, humanities, performing arts, visual arts, or business. Students compete for awards and scholarships totaling over $50,000. Please contact Mr. Davis (toni@gtmcentral) for questions. The fact sheet is located in the Counseling Office.
American Legion: Scholarship & Financial Aid Information. Website: www.legion.org/needalift
BigSun Scholarship: The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Deadline: June 21, 2013 & Amount of Award: $500.00. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. This scholarship has been listed with FastWeb
Brewton-Parker College Selective Scholarship: Seeking students for the Baron Choir and Glimpses of Truth drama organization. SAT (verbal:450 min/math: 450 min) or ACT (composite 20), class rank in upper 50%, high school GPA 3.25 min. Please see brochure on scholarship wall.
Clayton State University is offering its Presidential Scholarship to highly motivated and successful high school seniors. This scholarship, which is renewable for three academic years (or until a bachelor’s degree is achieved, whichever comes first), includes:
• An annual grant of $3,000
• An annual housing grant with an approximate value of $5,600
• An annual bookstore award of $250
• Participation in Clayton State University’s Honors Program
Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships: Scholarship varies according to the college. Please check with college website or Financial Aid office for questions as some colleges require residency (i.e. University of Alabama). Deadline: varies according to the college.
Columbus State University Scholarships: Must have a 3.3 GPA or above. SAT Combined Math & Verbal test score of 1100 or higher/ACT Composite of 24 or above. Deadline: March 15, 2013.
Columbus State University Honors Scholarships: Presidential Scholarship Competition deadline is January 15, 2013. Honors scholarship competition deadline is March 15, 2013. GAP must be 3.5 or above. Minimum SAT Math & Critical Reading 1200 or ACT Composite of 27. Students will receive the opportunity for honors coursework, study abroad, academic engagement, and career advancement.
High Five Scholarships: gives students millions of scholarship opportunities and now is also helping them improve their SAT & ACT test scores. High Five is giving all students free SAT & ACT online practice tests, free SAT & ACT strategy guides and big discounts on test prep courses. Every practice test is graded by a real grader (free of charge) and students also receive a free score consultation with a test expert. Go to HighFiveScholarships.com for scholarships and test help.
National Academy of American Scholars: Scholarships, Grants, and Financial-Aid Sponsored by National Academy of American Scholars (NAAS). Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited U.S.A. school; must be a freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior in high school; must LIKE the Facebook page of Scholarships, Grants, and Financial-aid page sponsored by National Academy of American Scholars or follow the Twitter page; no subscription, processing or handling fees. Free!! Http://naas.org.
NCAA: If you wish to participate in NCAA Division I or II athletics, you need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student athlete. You must also submit a transcript and test scores from ACT or SAT. You are responsible for achieving and protecting your eligibility status. Register now @ wwww.eligibilitycenter.org
North Georgia College & State University: the Corps of Cadets at North Georgia offers a unique opportunity for your high school students who are considering West Point or Army ROTC in college, and commissioning as Army lieutenants upon college graduation. This leadership focused program is open to students with good grades (3.0 GPA+), who are athletic, fit, and in good physical and emotional health. Website: northgeorgia.edu/cadetscholarships.
NROTC Scholarship: Application checklist available in the Counseling Office.
Princeton University: The average size of the aid package for students admitted to the Class of 2016 was $39,700. All who applied with family incomes up to $180,000 qualified for an aid package. Please consult their website at www.princeton.edu/admission for details about admission and financial aid program.
Savvi Formalwear Scholarship: In 2004, Savvi Formalwear started a scholarship program to help high-school seniors in the Atlanta area with their college dreams! Savvi’s goal for 2013 is to award $3500 to area seniors. Website: email@example.com
SCAD Scholarship Competition: Deadlines: vary according to focus. For submissions guidelines and information on contest exhibition and awards, visit scad.edu/scadchallenge.
• Minimum 1220 SAT combined math and critical reading score, or ACT composite score of at least 27
• GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
• Outstanding visual arts, performing arts, writing or riding capabilities
• Honors and awards from competitions, or other recognition
• Leadership skills demonstrated through co-curricular or extra-curricular involvement. If you would like to nominated, please contact your counselor.
Stockbridge Dental Scholarship: For students going into either the Medical or Dental fields. Write a 500 word essay: “What made you want to go into this line of work.” Deadline for essay is April 1, 2013.
Student View Scholarship Program: Lon on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. Deadline: April 21, 2013.
Suntrust Off to College Scholarship Sweepstakes: High school seniors or current undergraduate college students can enter for a chance to win a $1000 scholarship for their education expenses at a college or university. One winner will be choses every two weeks from October 26, 2012 through May 10, 2013. Website: Offtocollege.info.
Superpower $2500 Scholarship: US Students 13 years or older, Respond to an essay (250 words max). Apply at: http://www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx. Deadline: March 31, 2013.
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WiseChoice $2500 “Find the Right College” Scholarship. U.S. Students graduating from high school in 2013-2016, register for WiseChoice (it’s free), respond (200 words max): “Do you think “college fit matters” in the college selection process? Explain your answer. Apply at: http://www.wisechoice.com/scholarship?sid=gcfx. Deadline: May 31.
United Negro College Fund Scholarships: AT&T Foundation Scholarship. Website: http://www.uncf.org/sections/ForStudents/SS_Scholarships/scholarships.asp
University of Georgia (UGA): The Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship programs at UGA seeks students who meet a very high academic threshold, demonstrate an intense intellectual curiosity about the world around them, are leaders in their schools and communities, possess special artistic, athletic, or other talents, and are committed to sharing their knowledge and gifts with others. As UGA’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship, the Foundation Fellowship provides an annual stipend of approximately $10,500 for in-state students (in addition to the HOPE Scholarship) and $17,200 for out-of-state students (plus an out-of-state tuition waiver). The Fellowship also provides numerous opportunities for national and international travel-study, faculty-directed academic research, and academic conference participation. Beyond the obvious scholastic benefits, the Foundation Fellows Program also emphasizes fellowship, sharing of resources and ideas, and lifelong friendships. They hope that you will consider this remarkable opportunity to join our community of outstanding scholars. In order to begin the Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Scholarship application, you must first complete the First-Year Admissions application. Once that application is submitted and processed, you will have access to submit your Foundation Fellowship application.
United States Senate Youth Program: Brings the highest-level officials from each branch of government together with an outstanding group of high-school students-two high school juniors or seniors from each of the fifty states during an intensive week-long educational program held in Washington D.C. The program is merit based and highly competitive. In addition, each student receives a one-time $5,000 undergraduate college scholarship with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. Website: www.ussenateyouth.org. More information available in the Counseling Office.
Vanderbilt University: Important information regarding financial aid and scholarships available at Vanderbilt University. Opportunity Vanderbilt encompasses three important commitments that reflect our dedication to making a Vanderbilt education accessible and affordable to all qualified students: 1. Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for all U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens. This means that a family’s ability to pay for a Vanderbilt education is not a factor in our admissions process. 2. Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need for all admitted U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens. With the additional investment that we make in a student’s future, many students often pay no more to attend Vanderbilt than they would pay to attend a college with a lower total cost. 3. Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant/gift assistance. In addition to the need-based program, Vanderbilt continues to award merit-based scholarships to applicants who demonstrate exceptional accomplishment and intellectual promise. These students represent the most accomplished of all freshman applicants to Vanderbilt. For additional information about our financial aid program, please visit their financial aid website or contact an admissions officer. They will be happy to assist you.
Washington and Lee University Scholarship: Check out website for more details.
William C. Parker Scholarship Program: University of Kentucky applicants must be planning to enroll on the Lexington campus as first-time freshmen in the fall semester of 2013. Incoming freshmen applicants must have a minimum un-weighted cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale & submit the William C. Parker Scholarship application with a 500-word essay on how the student will contribute to diversity at the Univ. of Kentucky. In addition to the scholarship have a high school transcript with qualifying un-weighted cumulative GPA on file.
Wisechoice $2500 “Find the Right College” Scholarship: US Students graduating from high school in 2013-2016, Register for a free Wisechoice account, Respond to an essay (200 words max). Apply at: http://www.wisechoice.com/scholarship?sid=gcfx. Deadline: May 31, 2013.
Helpful websites: Zinch.com, scholarships.com, fastweb.com, scholarshipexperts.com, myfreedegree.com, collegeprowler.com
Scholarship Resource List
Please visit the websites for information about the scholarship and if you qualify. Please be aware of scholarship deadlines!
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
American Indian Graduate Center Scholars
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
FastWeb: Paying for College Just Got Easier
FindAid!: The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid
Zinch: I Am More Than a Test Score—Connect with Schools and Scholarships
Ron Brown Scholar Program
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships
McDonald’s Education Scholarships
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
State Farm Insurance Achievement Scholarships
Dell Scholars Program
The Homer Fund
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
Discover Card Tribute Award Scholarships
Student Investors Scholarships
Any Rand Essay Scholarships
Horatio Alger Association
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Microsoft Scholarship Program
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for
GE Funds and LULAC Scholarship Program
Burger King Scholars Program
Presidential Freedom Scholarships
FAFSA on the Web
La Raza Youth Scholarship
Harvest of Hope Foundation
Collegiate Investors Competition
Latino American Education Foundation
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
College Board Scholarship Search
**Don’t forget to check the morning announcements and scholarship board for scholarships***
Abraham Baldwin College: If students have taken their SAT or ACT and would like to attend ABAC, please see your counselor as soon as possible.
Black College Expo: Meet 1 on 1 with College Recruiters, scholarships/financial aid resources, application fees waived, get accepted on the spot. February 16, 2013. Website: www.thecollegeexpo.org Scholarship deadline: Monday, January 28, 2013. More information available in the Counseling Office.
Fort Valley State University: College Tour to Fort Valley State University which is located right below Macon, GA. They are having a Preview Day on Feb. 9, 2013. Any interested Juniors and Seniors please see Dr. Hester in the Counseling Office. This will be on a Saturday and students will have to pay $20 for the Charter Bus Ride plus money to eat after the tour.
Georgia Gwinnett College: Introduced an Honors Program and a First-Year Honors Experience. The two programs will provide rich and varied experiences to help students foster rigorous scholarly inquiry, while developing leadership skills, creativity and a commitment to humanitarian service.
Maryville College: One of the oldest colleges in the US and is known for its academic rigor and focus on the liberal arts and sciences. They offer 60 academic majors and pre-professional programs. Visit: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-597-2687
Ohio State University: Ohio State now uses the Common Application for freshmen applying to the Columbus Campus. There will be no separate applications for Honors, Scholars, or MSP programs.
SCAD DAY: Atlanta: January 12, or February 16, 2013. Register for SCAD Day: scad.edu/scadday.
SCAD: Registration is open for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Study Abroad/U.S. Department of State Youth Exchange Scholarships for U.S. High School Students
Ø The American Youth Leadership Program
offers opportunities for American high students and educators to travel abroad on a three- to four-week-long exchange program to gain first-hand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues. Several different organizations implement this program, and each has organized an academic and experiential educational exchange focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Recruitment areas and application deadlines vary, so please check the American Youth Leadership Program website for more information.
**Don’t miss any deadlines!!!
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Kyle Overman (Personnel Recruiter)
QT Kitchens, Atlanta
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**Summer job opportunities are available on the school website under Counseling.
Geranium Festival: Opportunity for students on May 18, 2013 to serve as "student volunteers" for the 36th Annual Geranium Festival. The festival is held in downtown McDonough! It is an opportunity for them to pick up community service hours. Students will not receive any money for this service, but they will receive a free t-shirt, a certificate of participation and we will provide a lunch for them. Students would work on May 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a training session on Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. in the McDonough Square. The training session is essential for all workers. A copy of the application form for student volunteers is attached or available in the Counseling Office. It is very important that students print clearly. This is especially true when they include an e-mail address.
More information about the Geranium Festival can be found on our newly expanded website at https://www.geraniumfestival.com . More links to our student volunteer application form can be found: https://geraniumfestival.com/Volunteers.html Please mail any application forms to: The Geranium Festival, P.O. Box 432, McDonough, GA 30253
North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) will host the third summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2013. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersion intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. Last year, 117 students from over 28 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA
During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, German, and Korean from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agencies (CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the camp. For further information see below for more complete details and visit our web site: www.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy
Credit Union scholarships. Credit Unions all over the country offer high school students scholarships. Most Credit Union Scholarships are for high school seniors with application deadlines in March. The list on the website is just a partial one, so if your local credit union isn't listed, you should contact them.
The deadline for the Optimist International Essay Contest varies by district, so it is mentioned here (the deadlines are typically in January and February). If you have and interest, check out the link and get your local deadline.
Those of you who are Children or family members of Active-duty Police and Firefighters should keep checking that page as scholarships come due throughout the year.
February 8, 2013
Middle School students are invited to answer the question: "Mission to Mars: “How does MATH drive your curiosity?”
February 20, 2013
The deadline for this prestigious scholarship has been extended. It’s for students under 18 who have completed a significant piece of work.
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***Checking the bulletin board by the Counseling Office and the
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