• Scholarships

  • HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

    HOPE Scholarship


    Zell Miller Scholarship

    • 3.7 HOPE GPA (calculated by the Georgia Student Finance Commission
      • core classes only: English, math, science, foreign language, social science
      • .5 quality point added for AP/IB/DE courses (never goes above 4.0)
    • total test score of 1200 SAT (single administration of test) or composite test score of 26 on ACT (single administration of test)


    *Completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) also serves as the application for the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarship. The FAFSA can be completed after October 1 of the students senior year.  If you are not planning to complete the FAFSA, students can complete the GSFAPPS (Georgia Student Finance APP) on www.gafutures.org.  Applications must be completed before the student graduates from high school.

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    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    "Complete 6 college planning steps for 6 separate chances at $500. When you finish all 6, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship, but you can still earn money even if you don't complete them all." Students can start completing steps and winning scholarships as early as 10th grade year.  No citizenship requirements for the Big Futures scholarships.  Click to learn more: 

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    College & Universities

    College and Universities represent the largest source of scholarships for students attending college. Scholarships amounts vary! Check the financial aid and scholarship resources posted on the college you would like to attend. 

    • President Scholarships
    • Merit Based Scholarships
    • Departmental Scholarships
    • First Generation Scholarships
    • Endowed Scholarships

     Additional Scholarships Resources

    • Community resources (community foundations, civic associations, social and professional clubs, fraternal organizations {e.g., Elks, Moose, Kiwanis, Sertoma}, patriotic and veteran's organizations, local trust funds)
    • Parent's and student's employers
    • Faith-based organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.)
    • Extra-curricular organizations (4-H, Boy/Girl Scouts, musicians' organizations, civic theaters, etc.)
    • Volunteer and community service scholarships (nominated through schools and youth organizations)
    • Hospitals or other health service providers 
    • Local businesses
    • Scholarship scams do exist.  Please thoroughly research all scholarships before applying.  Never apply for scholarships that charge a fee or ask for credit card, debit card, or bank account information.

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     Financial aid and scholarship resources for minority students
    Students with disabilities who are entering college will find that there are selective scholarship opportunities for which they may apply that can help pay for school. Below, discover scholarships, both narrowly- and broadly-focused, that can help students with disabilities pay for their educations, as well as additional resources for obtaining funding. 
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    Georgia Student Finance Commission -HOPE Scholarship Program, loans, and grants


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    The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education
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    Scholarships 360 is a search engine designed to match individuals with scholarships that meet their profile.


     Free, searchable scholarship database
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    Free resource for students for a variety of scholarships.  May sign up for a weekly newsletter with current scholarship information sent to your mailbox.


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