Finding scholarships, summer programs, and career information can be quite the chaotic challenge; however, we have provided a kick start to the process. Click here to check out some underclassmen scholarships, summer programs, and career information: Underclassmen scholarships, summer programs, and career informationOther scholarships:
Washington Youth Tour & SSEMC Youth Tour Scholarship
Snapping Shoals Electric Membership Corporation will be sending three high school students from our service area on an exciting, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. These teenagers will join dozens of students from other electric cooperatives in Georgia to represent
our state in the Washington Youth Tour, an annual event that brings around 1,400 young people from across the country to our nation’s capital.
Youth Tour events for Georgia’s participants will begin with a kick-off banquet for the students and their parents. The next day will be full of activities for the Georgia students before they fly to Washington. Youth Tour highlights typically include visiting the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, Holocaust Museum, MLK Jr. Memorial, Smithsonian Institution and, whenever possible, the White House. Other stops that are usually on the busy schedule are the National Cathedral and Arlington Cemetery as well as the World War II, Korean War and
Vietnam War memorials and the Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR memorials. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet state and national leaders and gain a better understanding of how our government works. Participants will also be involved in leadership-building activities and will have the opportunity to interact with students from across Georgia and across the United States.
The Youth Tour is fun, fast-paced, well-organized and packed full of activities. Employees of Georgia EMC, the statewide EMC organization, organize the trip every year and are the tour directors. They do a terrific job of making sure that everything runs smoothly. Several EMC
employees and their spouses serve as chaperones for the Georgia delegation, and teacher chaperones are chosen each year as well. Details of departure and arrival times will be provided to participants and their parents before the trip.
The three winners of the Washington Youth Tour will also receive a $500 scholarship from Snapping Shoals EMC. The scholarship will be made available for their use once they have completed high school and enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year university, college
or vocational-technical school. It is their responsiblity to notify Snapping Shoals EMC when they prepare to begin college in order to receive their scholarship. The Selection of Participants:
Applications are scored by personnel from other EMCs. Scores are based on the information provided and the written essay. applicants will be required to come to Snapping Shoals EMC for a brief quiz. Winners will be chosen based on their quiz score and their application
score. Additionional information and application can be located here: Washington Youth Tour
Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Here is another amazing scholarship opportunity. Applications are due November 1st.
The 2020 Georgia Business Aviation Association Scholarship window opened October 1 2019 and applications window closes March 11th 2020.
- Be a Georgia high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent from an accredited Georgia school.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student or be accepted as a full-time student into an accredited / FAA approved college program pursuing an aviation-related certificate or undergraduate or graduate degree in the fields of flight technology, aviation maintenance technology, aviation operations, aviation management, or aeronautical engineering (applicants in other aviation disciplines will be considered).
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (college / high school, as applicable).
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Scholarship Committee Chairman
Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship application is open and closes on November 1. Your top students should check it out and submit an application! Visit our website to find out more information.
Heisman High School Scholarship
The Heisman High School Scholarship continues a 25-year tradition of honoring high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities. The scholarship recognizes and rewards both male and female high school athletes who are community-minded and driven to use their exceptional talents for the benefit of all.
100 scholarships awarded.
The Heisman High School Scholarship program recognizes male and female community-minded scholar-athletes at the state and national level.
- 88 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship.
- 10 National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship.
- 2 National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship. National Winners and their parents will also be invited to attend the Heisman Trophy weekend in New York City where they will receive national honor and recognition during the televised ESPN Heisman Trophy ceremony.
They’ve done the hard work. Now, they just need to apply.
Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one school-sponsored sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. You have students who have worked hard for years to make the grade. Now help them get the recognition they deserve:
Drew Ragland is the president and Founder of the 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation, Inc. 5 Strong partners with a select group of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide full tuition scholarships and ongoing mentor-ship and support to promising student leaders from the Metropolitan Atlanta Area from “Matriculation to Graduation.” 5 Strong currently has 82 scholars on 9 different HBCU campuses on full tuition scholarships. Our first cohort of seniors will be graduating in Fall 2020. Please click here for additional information: 5 Strong Scholarships
When time permits, please go to our website to learn more about 5 Strong (5strongscholars.org). We also have very active Facebook and Instagram Pages that feature our scholars.
On behalf of NCNW students are invited to participate in a groundbreaking experience that provides for youth throughout the United States to take part in “The Hungry for Education HBCU Tour.” The tour will expose middle and high school students to opportunities that will further their academic achievement, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Click here for additional information on the Tour Release: Click Here
We are inviting 10th, 11th and 12th graders to join us at Clark Atlanta University on Saturday, September 21, 2019 as we kick off this Tour in Atlanta. Middle School students are also invited to attend. Please share this information with your networks/groups and their families. In addition, please encourage your youth to register for this event. Seniors should bring copies of their SAT scores and or ACT scores and sealed transcripts. Please register today at www.ncnw.org or google HBCU Tour National Council of Negro Women. Registration is free; however, everyone must register including chaperones and volunteers. The youth can look forward to the following:
- Four (4) Scholarships will be awarded Onsite
- Onsite College Admissions
- Financial Aid Literacy/Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Information
- Presentations by a celebrity
- Voter Education Workshop
- Importance of the Census Workshop
- Food Insecurity (College students report they don’t get enough to eat during a day)
- Campus Tour
- Free Lunch
- Free Football Game Tickets
For more information on the Clark Atlanta HBCU Tour, please contact Dr. Lois Keith at 404-798-6948.
Covenant House Georgia
Covenant House Georgia (CHGA), which is a shelter for 16-24 year olds experiencing homelessness and trafficking in Atlanta. To foster the next generation of Atlanta’s community leaders and philanthropists, we are launching the Fall 2019 Scholars in Service program, which is an elite scholarship competition designed to cultivate a spirit of service in high school students across the Metro Atlanta area.
The program application is opening Sunday, September 1, and I am hoping that you, as the educators and counselors of high school students, will know of students who are suited for the program and will encourage them to apply. For your use, the program flyer and our website with this year's program outline and application requirements (link below) are available.
We will be selecting 40 students who will learn the ins and outs of the non-profit community in Atlanta and contribute their own strengths and skill sets to the continual improvement of our city. As they work together to creatively and innovatively address youth homelessness (a prominent and often overlooked issue in Atlanta), each student will also raise funds and awareness to make a profound impact in the lives of an often invisible subgroup of their own generation. Additionally, they will be matched with one of the business and philanthropic leaders who will mentor a small group of students as they increase their awareness about homelessness, fundraise for CHGA’s youth, and serve on CHGA’s campus. At the conclusion of the program, the student who raises the most funds for the youth at Covenant House Georgia will be awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship and will have the honor of presenting a college-bound Covenant House youth a matching $2,500 scholarship. To highlight the Fall 2018 Scholars in Service Cohort, the students collectively raised over $100,000 and represented 22 different schools across the city!
We are so excited about this year's cohort of students as we know that they will be inspired and empowered to enact change in exciting ways. I am the main contact for Scholars in Service so please reach out to me if you have any questions about the program, and feel free to share with any scholars you think would be a good fit for the program!
Peer to Peer Coordinator
Covenant House Georgia
1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 [Map]
Main Line: 404-589-0163 | Fax: 404-832-1282
Direct Line: 404-589-0899
Young Hispanic Leaders Scholarship
Since 1982, USHLI has awarded over $1.3 million in scholarships and internships to students from disenfranchised groups. Most notably, the Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who share Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. Application deadline November 30, 2019 @ 11:59 PM CT
Recipients will receive two non-renewable scholarships:
- A conference scholarship to attend the 38th USHLI National Conference
- An academic scholarship ($1,000 for a 4-year institution or $500 for a 2-year institution) for undergraduate students.
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Ed Sabowski, owner and operator of Creative Masonry LLC. has created a $500 scholarship opportunity It is available to anyone, but especially those pursuing a career in construction management or any trade certification.
Here’s a link to the scholarship page containing all the details:
Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Name of Scholarship: The Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 21, 2019
Value of Scholarship: $1000 biannually
Number of Scholarships Available: 1 cash, 5 sponsorship opportunities for the fall semester award
Requirements: Applicants must be enrolled in a college or graduate program in the United States, Canada, or Australia. Applicants must have completed the first chapter of a novel they are currently writing, or have written but not published, to submit for review.
How to Submit: All applications should be submitted via this form. Each submission should be 1,000-7,500 words and accompanied by a short synopsis from the author. Applicants can visit the scholarship page for more information.SUMMER PROGRAMSAccording to College Express, Pre-college summer programs allow high school students to get a taste of college life, preview their dream schools, and give a boost to their college applications. Many colleges and universities offer summer programs, such as Boston University's Summer Challenge Program, Brown University's Summer @Brown, and Stevens Institute of Technology's Business Program. It may be tempting to spend the entire summer at the beach or by the pool (and you certainly should do a little of that!), but why not use some of your free time to learn something new and make yourself a more attractive candidate for admission? In case you need convincing, here are just a few of the benefits of spending some of your summer on a college campus. College Express lists 5 reasons to engage in a summer program: (1) gift of time; (2) gift of space; (3) gift of attention; (4) a chance to learn the lay of the land; and (5) a chance to meet new people.CAREER INFORMATIONChoosing a career can be challenging! Attempt to focus on your aspirations, interests, and what problems you want to solve in the world. Taking career inventories and career interests surveys can assist, such as the inventories conducted in elementary, middle, and high school. Some additional career assessments can be located on your student's GCIS account in Infinite Campus. Click here to review the report by the U.S. News which ranks the 2019 best jobs.