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 information 

    Other scholarships:


    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. 

    HBCU Tour

    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!

     Best wishes,

    Rachel Havens

    Peer to Peer Coordinator

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    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

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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 Programs  
    According 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.



    Choosing 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.