• HOPE/Zell Info


    HOPE Scholarship Requirements

    • Graduate from HOPE-eligible school.
    • Register with Selective Service (males only).
    • Meet Georgia residency requirements.
    • 3.0 HOPE/CORE GPA (academic courses only).
    • AP quality points (only 0.5 given for AP, nothing above a 4.0).
    • RIGOR requirement - Must have FOUR rigor courses.
      • Rigor courses available at Denmak High School are in bold on the course list found HERE.
    • Middle School credit is not calculated into HOPE GPA.
    • All calculations are done by Georgia Student Finance Commission, not by Denamrk High School or Forsyth County Schools System.
    • HOPE GPA is NOT rounded up, so 2.99 would NOT qualify


    Zell Miller Scholarship Requirements

    • Must meet all requirements of HOPE Scholarship plus:
      • HOPE/CORE GPA of 3.70.
      • 1200 SAT (CR + Ma) on single test administration or 26 composite on ACT.
      • RIGOR Requirement - Must have FOUR rigor courses.



    All English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language credits attempted are counted.
    • Overall GPA must be a 3.0 for College Prep diploma and a 3.2 for Career Tech diploma and a 3.0 for the One Diploma Type for students entering High School beginning in 2008.
    • An AP grade is converted to a 4.0 scale, and then has a uniform weight of 0.5 added back to the converted grade.
    • However, 4.0 is a maximum. If a student earns an “A” on his/her transcript in an AP Course, it is converted to a 4.0, not a 4.5
    • HOPE GPA's are not rounded up. A 2.99999 is not eligible.
    • HOPE does not count courses taken in Middle School.
    For more information, please visit the Georgia Futures website at GaFutures (HOPE + ZELL)
    To view your HOPE Initial Eligibility and transcript:
    • Log on to GaFutures

    • Select Your HOPE GPA under shortcuts

    1. Log on or create an account if necessary
    2. Complete next screen with your social security number and date of birth. Go to next screen.
    3. Select the first letter of your high school name.
    4. Select high school name. You will be able to view any information we have available on your high school HOPE GPA. Your information will only be available once the Forsyth County BOE has reported your transcript data and verified your GPA calculation.



     Más información sobre la beca HOPE en español AQUÍ



  • Scholarships

    Georgia Scholarship Director


    WEN’s Fueling the Future Scholarship

    WEN’s Fueling the Future Scholarship
    The Women's Energy Network (WEN) of Greater Atlanta is excited to announce the 2024 Fueling the Future scholarship, a one-time award to exemplary high school women from the Greater Atlanta area.
    WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy and to help fuel the industry’s need for the next generation of leaders.

    WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy and to help fuel the industry’s need for the next generation of leaders. The Fueling the Future award is a one-time $2,500 scholarship to young women seeking degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and ultimately joining the energy industry. Application Dates: The 2024 scholarship application submission period closes on April 12, 2024. Recipients of the Fueling the Future scholarship will be notified on May 31, 2024. To apply for the Fueling the Future Scholarship:
    1. Go to www.wenfoundation.org website and select the “Apply” button.
    2. Scroll to the WEN of Greater Atlanta Fueling the Future Scholarship Application.
    3. Preview the Eligibility Quiz.
    4. Create an account on the “Foundation for Women’s Energy Network” online portal.
    Please email greateratlanta@womensenergynetwork.org if you have any questions.
    Thank you for your interest!

    submission period closes on April 12, 2024. Recipients of the Fueling the Future scholarship will be notified on May 31, 2024.

    Georgia Head Start Association

    Margo Sommers Head Start Student Scholarship Award


    Eligibility Criteria

    1. To be eligible for this scholarship, only former Head Start students who have been enrolled in a Head Start program in the state of Georgia will be considered.
    2. The student must be a high school senior scheduled to graduate on schedule.
    3. Former Head Start students must provide information concerning the date they were enrolled in Head Start and the name/address of the program in which they were enrolled.
    4. The GHSA will award only one $1,500.00 Student Scholarship annually.
    5. The student will qualify even if he or she receives other scholarships or monetary awards.
    6. The scholarship will be given for one year only.  Winners are not eligible to reapply.

    Margo Sommers Scholarship

    All scholarship applications must be received by April 20, 2023.


    To qualify for the senior grant, the student/student's family must be a PTSO member by December 31. In January PTSO will email all qualified seniors the application. More info HERE.



    The BAGWELL AWARD is given to Forsyth County High School graduating seniors who will be pursuing a post-high school program of study at an in-state Georgia institution from the Rotary Club of Forsyth County. The value of this award is as follows: SILVER $2,500.00, GOLD $5,000.00, PLATINUM $10,000.00. Priorities for receiving the BAGWELL AWARD are as follows: Financial need, Probability of success of completing the course of study and long-term career objectives, STEM pathway (CTAE and other high demand career pathway), First generation to pursue post high school education.

    Application HERE and more info HERE

    Amount: Varies

    Deadline: NO LATER THAN APRIL 12, 2024


    This scholarship is created in memory of Heather Alana Blackwelder who was killed in an automobile accident in June of 2020.  Heather was a 21 year old President's List student at Kennesaw State University heading into her final year. 

    She earned her cosmetology degree at West Forsyth high school in Forsyth County and worked as a licensed stylist at Salon Next Door in Woodstock throughout her college career.  Though her life was short-lived, Heather excelled in all she put her mind to and connected with people by making them feel seen, heard and cared for.  We hope that her story will inspire others to work hard, follow thier passions and cultivate an impactful life.  Heather demonstrated eyes for others in the way she loved and interacted joyfully with those around her. She allowed that to impact not only how she defined success but also her pursuit of it.

    Visit sellmichelle.com for application information. Essay should be emailed to
    chadbecky@gmail.com by May 1st deadline.

    Heather Blackwelder Scholarship

    Deadline: May 1st


    Essay Contest

    Communication for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Oratorical Contest

    Star Student Awards

    Oratorical International Contest ($22,500 Scholarship) 

    Kids Speak Out Contest

    More info HERE.



    The Will Davison Memorial Scholarship was founded in the memory of William Clay Davison. Will was born on March 1, 2007. He passed away suddenly on July 25, 2007. His life was short, but his legacy will remain true as his memory will continue to give to others. It has been important to his family that young people have the ability to pursue professions and academic careers in fields that serve others. Thus, the WDMSF has been established through contributions from the community and loved ones to maintain the memory of this young man.


    The WDMSF is open to any graduating senior attending Forsyth County High School that meets the following minimum criteria:

    • Must be a Senior in good standing

    • 2.8 minimum grade point average

    • 3 completed letters of recommendation

    • completed application and packet

    • Well-written essay detailing applicant’s evidence of service to the community and intended field of study

    • Pursuing a degree in a “helping field” or “profession of service to others”

    • Attach one unofficial transcript verifying your GPA


    Amount: Varies

    The deadline for application is April 26, 2024.


    The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will award $2,500 scholarship to 6 deserving, college-bound Forsyth County Public or Private High School seniors or college-bound students who are home-schooled.


    The Chapter Scholarship Committee will base its selection on the following criteria:

    1.      Scholastic Excellence

    2.      School and Community involvement

    3.      Financial Need

     In addition, each applicant must submit a minimum 500 word original essay answering the question why “Freedom isn’t Free.”

    For more information and to apply, click here.

    Amount: $5,000 (6)

    Deadline: April 15, 2024


    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Forsyth County High School Senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her educational objectives. Academics and financial need will be reviewed; the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community service history and involvement. The scholarship award for 2023 will be $2000.00


    Students who plan to attend an accredited college, university, accredited technical, vocational or trade school are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to race, creed, sex, or national origin. Upon verification of acceptance and enrollment from the accredited school, the scholarship will be made payable to the educational institution in the name of the scholarship recipient. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 1, 2023.

    For Application Requirements and to access the application, click 2023 Application (not updated).

    Amount: TBD

    Deadline: TBD (typically April)



    The $5000.00 non-renewable scholarship is awarded to one student each year. That student must be a senior graduating from a high school in either Forsyth or Dawson County, play any level of golf, and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university the following fall. The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who best exemplifies Joe’s approach to life. The ideal candidate will excel academically, participate in activities that support his or her  community, pursue extracurricular interests with an emphasis on golf, and have demonstrated leadership and solid, faith-based moral character.


    To be considered eligible, return this completed application, your official high school transcript, your essay responses, and the letters of recommendation to 78 Dawson Village Way N, Suite 140-23 Dawsonville, GA 30534. Complete application packets must be postmarked by March 16, 2024, to be considered. Incomplete packets or packets arriving after deadline will not be considered. The scholarship board will notify the semi-finalist(s) by April 11, 2024 and will schedule individual interview(s) at that time. The scholarship winner will be announced by or about May 10, 2024. 

    For more and to apply, click here. 

    Amount: $5,000

    Deadline: March 16, 2024


    The foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 Wayne Jones Memorial Scholarship for students graduating from a Forsyth County high school in 2022 who are planning to pursue a postsecondary degree in political science, international affairs, economics, or sociology. A lifelong resident of Forsyth County and graduate of Forsyth County Schools, Wayne Jones believed that if our country is to prosper, we must develop thoroughly trained, dedicated young people who are passionate about cultivating an environment in which every citizen is given an opportunity to thrive. Each interested student is invited to write a 750-word essay accompanied by a recommendation from a high school principal, teacher or guidance counselor evaluating the student’s achievements, in addition to transcripts and other supporting information as described in the Official Rules. Applications must be POSTMARKED no later than March 15, 2022.

    Eligibility: To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior graduating from a Forsyth County high school

    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident

    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

    Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program in political science, international affairs, economics or sociology, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university. Preference will be given to students who have chosen to attend the University of Georgia.

    For more and to apply, click here

    Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: March 15, 2022


    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives. Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant's community service involvement.


    The first place scholarship award for 2021 is $2500.00 each. The first runner up will be awarded $1200.00. Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship. Junior Civitan Club members are encouraged to make applications. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, race, sex or national origin. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student payable to the student and university upon verification of acceptance and enrollment from the college or university. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2022

    For Application Requirements and to access the application, click here.

    Amount: $1200 - $2500 (varies)

    Opens: 1/15/2024

    Closes: 3/15/2024


    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a pherehysically challenged Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives. Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant's community service involvement and ability to overcome adversity.


    The first place scholarship award is $2500.00 each. The first runner up will be awarded $1200.00. Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship. Junior Civitan Club members are encouraged to make applications. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, race, sex or national origin. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student payable to the student and university upon verification of acceptance and enrollment from the college or university. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2022

    For Application Requirements and to access the application, click here.

    Amount: $1200 - $2500 (varies)

    Opens: 1/15/2024

    Closes: 3/15/2024


    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia High School Senior Junior Civitan member who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives.  Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community service involvement.


    One winner will be awarded a $1500.00 scholarship. Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, race, sex, or national origin. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student, payable to the student and the university, upon verification of acceptance and enrollment from the college or university. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2022. Recipient will be notified by April 30, 2022

    For Application Requirements and to access the application, click here.

    Amount: $1500

    Deadline: March 15, 2022


    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a Georgia high school senior who has an outstanding record of community service in pursuing his/her education objectives.  Academics and financial need are important and will be reviewed, but the overriding criteria will be the applicant’s community service involvement. 


    Two winners will be awarded a $1500.00 scholarship each. Students who plan to attend an accredited college or university are eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, race, sex, or national origin. The scholarship will be paid directly to the student, payable to the student and the university, upon verification of acceptance and enrollment from the college or university. Applications must be postmarked on or before March 15, 2022. Recipient will be notified by April 30, 2022

    For Application Requirements and to access the application, click here.

    Amount: $1500

    Deadline: March 15, 2022



    The  NGCF scholarship funds were established by generous donors who believe helping students achieve their dreams of continuing their education is instrumental in the future sustainability of our region. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria, and awards vary in size depending on the amount available in each particular fund.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

    Amount: varies for each scholarship

    Deadline: March 1, 2024


    The MARC scholarship program focuses on current high school seniors who have relocated into the Atlanta area sometime between grades 9 (after completion of the 8th grade) and 12. We would like to encourage your students to apply. The one-time award of $1,000.00 will be presented to an area high school senior in 2022. The award will be sent directly to the college of choice that the student will be attending to assist with tuition, etc. In addition, the winning application will be automatically nominated for a secondary scholarship opportunity awarded by Worldwide ERC Foundation.


    1. Relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation between the 9th and 12th grades, and

    2. Have a current minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent achievement on a different scale)

    For more information and to apply,  visit the website here. 

    Amount: $1,000

    Deadline: no later than 5:00 PM Friday, March 1, 2024


    Application Here


    Completed applications must be received by the Forsyth-Cumming Optimists Club no later than Monday April 19, 2024.



    The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation Youth Scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior whose permanent residence is served by Sawnee EMC.  Winners are selected by overall evaluation; awards are not based solely on gpa.


    To be eligible, the student must be a high school senior and his/her permanent residence must receive its electrical service from Sawnee EMC.

    A perceived graduating GPA of 2.0 or above.

    **Close relatives of SEMC employees, SEMC Directors, and CATF members are not eligible.

    For more information and to apply, click here.

    Amount: $5,000 (20 awarded in 2021)

    Deadline: 5:00 P.M. on Friday, January 12, 2024.

    2022 InspirASIAN Scholarship Opportunities

    For the 10th year in a row students graduating within the state of Georgia are eligible to apply for 38 available scholarships

    valued at either $2,000 (28) National” or 1,000 (10) State” chapter awards . The InspirASIAN scholarship is open to students

    of ALL nationalities . (FYI: Over the past ten years, over 25% of applicants from the state of GA have received awards.)


    • Full-time graduating high school seniors in good academic standing (minimum unweighted cumulative GPA 3.40 on 4-point scale), of any ethnic or cultural background, who plan to attend an accredited college or university (2-year and 4-year) in Fall 2022.

    • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

    • Resident of Georgia

    For more information and to apply, click here

    Amount: Varies ($2,000 for “National; $1,000 for “State”)

    Deadline: TBD




    To be eligible, Individuals must meet the following requirements

    1. High School Graduate, GED equivalent or be a graduating senior in good standing 

    2. Drug Free 

    3. Safe Driving Record  

    4. Must be enrolled at North Georgia Technical College 

    For more information and to apply, click here.

    Amount: up to $1,500

    Deadline: n/a


    The Upper Chattahoochee River Soil and Water District prides itself on the support it offers to students planning to pursue a degree in agricultural and environmental sciences or a related agriculture or conservation field.

    For more information and to apply. Click Here

    Application deadline is April 5th, 2024.


    $10,000/year for 4 years. To honor the descendants of the families forced out of Forsyth county surrounding the events of 1912. Please see the attachments and website www.forsythscholarship.com for more information.

    Applicants must meet the following criteria for consideration:

      Proof of a 2.5 GPA in high school or GED equivalent

      Proof of acceptance to a college or university (prior to funds being dispersed)

      Proof of being a direct descendant (e.g., grandmother, grandfather) of an African American family that fled Forsyth County, Georgia, as a result of the violence in 1912 (family tree diagram, birth certificates, 1910 census, etc.).
      If you believe you are a descendant and need some help determining your family tree, there may be some assistance we can provide in your search. Please reach out to us and share the information you have and we will contact you.

      Submit an essay on “your family’s connection to Forsyth County, and your ancestors’ journey in the decades after their expulsion in 1912.” The scholarship committee may, if granted your permission, publish such essays on this site.

      Description of the career path you are planning to pursue and how this scholarship will help.

      Description of additional support being provided to assist in the successful completion of a college degree

      Description of pre-college activities that demonstrate the ability to be successful in college with multi-tasking, perseverance, etc.

      Proof of financial need

    Deadline: April 30, 2022




    A senior high school student or currently enrolled pre-professional/college student who demonstrates an expressed interest in a future career in emergency medicine - such as nursing, physician, physician assistant, respiratory therapy, EMS, etc. Applicant must be from or attend a school within the following counties:

    To apply, please submit a 500-1000 word essay on interest in Emergency Medicine and how you will use your unique attributes to aid the community and contribute to the diversity of emergency medicine. Indicate school, (and future school, if applicable), address and contact info at the bottom of the essay.


    More info can be found HERE

    Deadline: April 1, 2022, 5:00pm


    The Heather Davis Memorial Scholarship was founded in the memory of beloved FCS teacher and DHS school counselor, Heather Davis. Heather passed away December 13, 2021 at 44 after an aggressive yearlong battle with T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Heather loved spending time with her family and friends, and she loved children and animals. She loved to cook, she had a great sense of humor (and a big personality), and had been incredibly fond of horses since childhood.  Heather’s favorite activity was being a mom to Andrew and Emmie.  She was known by all as an easy person to talk to, about anything, and most people she met quickly found themselves sharing with Heather like she was a life-long friend. Heather had a passion for others that knew no bounds. It is important to her school community that we keep her passion for nurturing others alive for generations to come. Our community will be awarding a non-renewable, $1000 scholarship to a DHS student who exemplifies Heather's affinity for caring for others.

    Please provide an essay that shares how you go above and beyond to serve others, encourage those around you, and how you plan to use those strengths in the future. Application can be found HERE. Should be turned into the Denamrk High School Counseling Office by April 15th.

    Deadline: April 12th


    $500 need-based scholarship


    Minimum 3.0 GPA, 500-word essay on what future goals are and how you are working toward those goals, two letters of recommendation. 

    Email application to forsythcountylions@gmail.com

    More info HERE

    Deadline: April 1st 


    Scholarships available to students pursuing post-secondary education in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) fields.


    1. A minimum of five (5) $1,000 scholarships are available.

    2. A GPA of 2.5 or better is required to apply.

    3. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, creed, national origin or disability.

    4. Students must submit an application in its entirety no later than 11:59 p.m., Sunday, March 10, 2024

    5. If selected, the recipient grants GEICC the right to use their name and photo(s) for various publicity campaigns.

    Please provide a PDF version of your latest transcript and photo to complete this application.

    Application and info HERE.

    Deadline: March 10th


    Piedmont Master Gardeners, Inc. scholarship is awarded to students in the following fields of study: Agriculture, Horticulture, or Forestry. A scholarship committee determines the total award amount.

    Application and info HERE.

    Deadline: March 16th


    The Edward L. Woods Scholarship Program is named after a Forsyth County Georgia Veteran who strived to ensure each student had the financial assistance to pursue higher education. Today, VFW Post 9143 in Cumming, Georgia continues Edward L. Woods’ legacy by offering Forsyth County High School students an opportunity to earn one of three cash prizes.

    Must be a Forsyth County High School 12th Grade Senior student to enter.

    Enter at least a 1,000-word typed essay on the topic: "Should we go to War with Russia over the war atrocities in Ukraine?"

    Student entries to VFW Post 9143 by April 24, 2022

    Each entry should include a separate cover letter with the following information:
    Name of student
    Phone number
    Email address
    Student School
    High School graduation date
    College Intentions

    Submit entries to:
    Edward L. Woods Scholarship Program
    Attn: John Kepler
    VFW Post 9143
    1045 Dahlonega Hwy.
    Cumming, GA 30040

    For more information see:

    Judging Criteria:
    Theme Knowledge 0-30 pts
    Theme Development 0-35 pts
    Clarity of Ideas 0-35 pts

    1st Place - $1,000.00
    2nd Place - $750.00
    3rd Place - $500.00

    Deadline: April 24th


    Eligible applicants must be high school graduating seniors who are college bound and who reside in one of the following counties as a U.S citizen: Hall or Forsyth.Factors considered by the Scholarship Committee in evaluating applications include leadership,community involvement, academic achievement and financial need. 

    To be considered, applicants must submit a complete application package as follows:

    1) Application with signed Declaration, and Photo Release Form

    2) Typed essay

    3) Official high school transcript with GPA

    4) One Letter of Recommendation - one from a school official. The letter must appear on the official letterhead of the school with an appropriate signature and date. Please have the school official email the letter to: scholarships.hcacdst@gmail.com on or before May 1, 2022.

    5) Copy of applicant’s acceptance letter from the college admissions office.

    Application and info HERE

    Deadline: May 1st


    Peachtree Orthopedics is proud to announce a scholarship program to assist minority high school students of the greater Atlanta area who plan to continue their education in college programs. Scholarships are being offered for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Applicants must be a minority with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or greater. They must also be high school seniors or graduates, or current postsecondary undergraduates who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four- year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $5,000.

    More info and application HERE

    Deadline: May 9th


    All Applications must be completed on a typewriter or word processor.

    Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a Veteran of military service who is or was a member of the American Legion in the Ninth District Department of Georgia.

    (Sponsoring Post is responsible for verification of American Legion Affiliation.)   

    The applicant must be a graduating High School senior.

    The applicant must live in Georgia.

    Applicant must be sponsored by a Ninth District (Dept. of Georgia) American Legion Post.

    Academic requirements include students' accumulated grade point average (GPA), class ranking and standardized test scores (SAT).  Official records must be furnished.

    Applicants must have participated in school and community activities.

    This award is to be given on the basis of Academic Scholarship in core “only” subjects on 4.0 basis.

    The applicant has a transcript of grades.  The transcript must be an official document from High School and in a sealed envelope.

    One Scholarship will be awarded for $1,000.00.

    Applications must be received by April 12, of the current year.

    Applicant must have an endorsement from the sponsoring Post and High School Principal.

    The winner of the Scholarship must contact Scholarship Committee by August 1st with notification of the College they will attend.  The check will be made to the College to be applied to the applicant’s account.

    Applications must be mailed to:

     American Legion, Post 7

    4428 Circassian Place

    Gainesville, Georgia  300507 

    Attention:  9th District Scholarship Award Program (Johnny Varner)


    Deadline: April 12th


    The Richard B. Neville, Jr., Memorial Scholarship is given in memory of Judge Richard Neville.  Judge Neville was a practicing attorney in Cumming from 1963 to 1978 before being appointed Superior Court Judge and later Chief Judge of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit from 1978 until his death in 1984.  The Scholarship has been awarded since 1984.


    (1) Forsyth County resident for at least one (1) year.

    (2) Will be attending an accredited college.

    (3) Graduating Senior of Forsyth County Central High School, North Forsyth High School, West Forsyth High School, South Forsyth High School, Lambert High School, or Denmark High School, in year making application.


    Please type a response to each question.  The lines under each question are not intended to limit your responses.  If the space provided is insufficient, attach a separate sheet.


    Applicants for the scholarship will be considered on the basis of an interest in pursuing a career in law or a law related filed, participation in school activities with an emphasis on leadership positions held, academic performance, participation in non-school activities focusing on citizenship and service to the community, and financial need.  Applicants who are interested in pursuit of a career in law or a law related field will also be given favorable consideration.


    A selection committee will choose the recipient.  The presentation of the award will be made at the annual Law Day celebration.


    The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.00 and is awarded to one female and one male student.

    Application can be found HERE


    Deadline: May 2nd


    Three $1000 scholarships to graduating students who demonstrate strong academic, extracurricular, philanthropic, community dedicated and creative excellence. The application includes a one-minute video submission answering the question, “How will you make an impact on the world?"

    Application and more info HERE.

    Deadline: May 25th


    Listing of over 100 external student scholarship opportunities, compliments of the North Georgia Community Foundation. Click HERE.


    Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy

    Open to grades 9th - 12th, must be lawful U.S. permanent resident and/or applied for perminant residency. 

    Submit a 3-5 minute audio and written essay: https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Entry-Form-Fillable.pdf?v=1&d=20180316T180558Z&la=en

    Deadline: Oct. 31, 2023

    Georgia Community Action Association (GCAA)SCHOLARSHIP

    1. Name address, and telephone number of applicant must be provided.
    2.Applicant household income cannot be above 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Proof must be provided with essay/application. Proof will be viewed by Committee Chair only.
    Family of 1 $30,120
    Family of 2 $40,880
    Family of 3 $51,640
    Family of 4 $62,400
    Family of 5 $73,160
    Family of 6 $83,920
    Add $10,760 for each additional person in the household
    3. Name and address of educational institution where applicant attends or has been accepted must be provided. Applicant must be currently attending an institution of higher learning or must have already been accepted. (We will need verification if awarded the scholarship.)
    4. Applicant will be required to write an essay (typed, double spaced, not more than 3 pages) with the following subject and requirements.
    "What Community Action Has Meant to My Community"
    a) Do not put your name in the essay. (Use a cover sheet for identifying information -- Name, Address, Phone Number, Name of Educational Institution and Address)
    b) Do not put the name of the local community action agency or the name of the county in which you live in the essay.
    c) Essay must include:
    i) History (0-25 points)
    ii) Impact of Movement on You and Your Community (0-50 points)
    iii) How You View Community Action in the 21st Century (0-25 points)
    5. Applicant Information:
    a) Scholarships will be paid directly to educational institution.
    b) Recipients will be invited to the GCAA Annual Training Conference in Savannah, Georgia in July. Conference dates are July 16-19, 2024.

    Point of Contact/Committee Chair: Ann Hires, 229/985-3610, Planner, SWGACAC, INC., P.O. Drawer 3728, Moultrie, GA 31776-3728. Applications may be emailed to ahires@swgacac.com

    Closing date for submission of essay for this scholarship is 12:00 noon, May 15, 2024.

    Essays should be submitted via e-mail to ahires@swgacac.com

    Retired Teachers Scholarship

     One page essay on why you would like to become an educator.

     Two letters of recommendation:  one from a school source and the other from an outside source.

    Application Here

    Due by by April 30,  


    Non-Local Options


    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. 


    List and description HERE

    Build a Better Future Scholarship

    Five $10,000 scholarships. More info HERE

    American Legion Scholarships

    Include Samsung Scholarship (Boys and Girls State Participants), Legacy Scholarship (post 9/11 verterans), Baseball Scholarship (American Legion Baseball players), Oratorical Contest (three national finalists), Eagle Scout of the Year, and Shooting Sports Scholarship (Junior Shotting Sports Participants). Flyer HERE and website for more information HERE.

    Anthony M. Martino Memorial Scholarship

    Open to any high school senior who graduated from a Goddard School Pre-kindergarten and/or Kindergarten program. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2019. Please click here for more information



    HotelsCheap is offering a college scholarship to students aspiring to achieve a higher education. 

    Ben's Original Seat at the Table Fund Scholarship

    In conjunction with The National Urban League and UNCF, Mars Food's Ben's Original™ has launched a new scholarship fund to make their aspiration of creating a seat at the table for everyone a reality. The purpose of the scholarship is to create opportunities for underrepresented individuals pursuing a bachelor's and associate degrees and certificate programs in the fields of food science and the culinary arts, with the goal of getting Black individuals high quality jobs at higher levels within the industry. More info HERE

    Brady | Cobin Law Group

    There will be three prizes given away in the contest with the first place being $2,500 and $1,500 for the second price. More information such as eligibility requirements and general rules can be found here: https://ncestateplanning.com/scholarship. The contest opens on January 15th and ends April 15th

    Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation


    JUNIORS only. Full-ride scholarship covers tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Due January 16. More info HERE.



    Scholarships ranging from $500 to $5000, with some renewable for up to four years of school

    Chairish Scholarship Program

    $2,500 award. Designed to support students from diverse backgrounds and students who are majoring in design-related fields such as architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and engineering fields. Application and more info HERE.


    Chegg scholarships is a completely free scholarship search engine used by over 4 million students nationwide. With over 25K scholarships with personalized filters like GPA, Age available for students in high school, college, grad school & beyond, it’s one of the biggest out there.

    Cirkled In

    $2,500 award. No GPA or income requirements. More info HERE.

    College Board Opportunity Scholarships

    Remind your Class of 2020 to opt-in to the College Board Opportunity Scholarships at cb.org/opportunity! As of July 1, 2019, Georgia has had 63 College Board Opportunity Scholarship winners!! August scholarship drawings are Practice for the SAT and Strengthen your College List! Don’t forget to take the Counselor Pledge at cb.org/counselorpledge to receive an awesome toolkit and a chance to win a prize and scholarship to a College Board regional or national conference!



    Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Enter now at CollegeCovered.com/Assist


    The College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees page is designed to offer college-bound, graduate school-bound, and career school bound students of all ages easy access to information about a wide variety of subjects


    Educaid (Wells Fargo) - Student Loan information


    Education.com scholarship program for aspiring teachers. You can see the full scholarship details at https://www.education.com/scholarships/.


    A $500 scholarship to any student planning to enroll or currently enrolled in an American or Canadian post-secondary educational institution in the coming year. All you have to do to be eligible for the scholarship is write an essay, no more than 500 words in length, explaining where you see the future of the energy industry. You can talk about anything you want — green energy, oil politics, the continued use of nuclear power, your own ideas and innovations — so long as it’s about energy in the world of tomorrow. What do you think people will be reading about in the news in a few years?


    E Student loan – student loan information and applications


    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – online application/federal aid


    Fast Aid – Free scholarship search


    Fast Web – scholarship and college searches; financial aid tools


    Finaid! – Scholarships, loans, savings, military aid


    Free Scholarship – scholarship search, financial aid


    Fresch! – Free Scholarship search

    Georgia Association of Alternative Education

    $500. Application HERE.


    Georgia Futures (HOPE/Zell) 

    Goizueta Scholarship (GSU)

    This scholarship is designed to increase the number of students of Hispanic/ Latinx heritage who enroll and complete their undergraduate degrees at Georgia State and provides mentors, internships and community service experiences to these students so that they can become the leaders of the future. $10,000 per year per student. More info HERE.


    Georgia Student Finance Commission - HOPE Scholarship Program, loans, and grants


    By guaranteed scholarships, they mean those which are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. 

    Landau Scholarship

    Education Level: Any persons pursuing secondary education. Majors: Any major related to healthcare or science. More info HERE.


    The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education

    Mercer Engineering Scholarship Challenge

    Event where students will have the opportunity to compete for Engineering, Industrial Management, or Technical Communication scholarships, ranging up to full tuition. More info HERE.

    Miles Models Scholarship

    Each month will be handing out partially paid scholarships to deserving students for our three (3) month Modeling Workshop. More info HERE



    As seen on SHARK TANK:  Helping students and parents find free money to pay for college!


    National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators – financial aid

    National Heritage Student Contest

    American Legion, National History Club, Constituting America, National History Day, Sons of the American Revolution, Veterans of Foriegn Wars, and Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. More inforamtion found HERE.

    Nordson BUILDS Scholarships

    Career and Technical Scholarships, University Scholars Scholarships, Creating Equity in Industry Scholarships. Click here for information.


    ProjectorLamps.com located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the vision of an entrepreneur, ProjectorLamps.com was created. Business people across the globe see a need for a product or service and take the steps to fulfill it. As a result, a new small business is born, consumers can purchase the products they need, and people are employed to manufacture and supply those products. The ProjectorLamps.com $1,000.00 Scholarship is available to a student enrolled as a Business major who may one day be an entrepreneur and start their own business. This is an annual scholarship that will be offered every year. 


    Pureland Supply located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is offering an annual $1,000.00 scholarship to High School students interested in attending a Vocational School or Community College. The $1,000.00 Pureland Supply Scholarship is open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.


    Scholarship Experts – A FREE scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.


    Scholarships.com – Free scholarship search, financial aid resources, education loans


    A scholarship section dedicated to provide High School Seniors with College Scholarships and Grants information free of charge


    This website has been designed to help your school find scholarships for students who are interested in attending a post secondary school.

    Skin Care OX Beauty & Wellness Scholarship for Women

    $4,000 scholarship. Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United Statesand identify as a female. More info HERE.


    SRN (Scholarship Resource Network) Express – free scholarship search

    Scholarships for Student Athetes

    Explores the college athletic recruitment process and highlights some of the many available student athlete scholarships.


    The Student Loan Corporation (Citibank) – paying for college, applying for loans


    Free resource for students


    Student Scholarship Search is a service of the Student Loan Network, an Edvisors Online Education company.

    "Test Yourself" Scholarship from STD Labs

    This $1500 scholarship is offered twice a year to students who have recently completed an outstanding challenge or are about to embark on a testing or challenging experience. Some of the things to consider for this scholarship include: What drove applicants to embrace a personal or societal challenge. What are the key elements which they needed to prepare for? And what are (or might be) the key lessons they learned from the experience? Students majoring in any subject(s) may apply, with deadlines in the fall (Nov. 1) and spring (June 1). https://www.stdlabs.com/scholarship

    United States Senate Youth Program

    Week-long government and leadership education program in Washington - Will recieve $10,000 undergraduate scholarship. Brochure HERE and application HERE.


    Upromise - get college savings when you buy groceries and more

    USDA 1890 National Scholars Program

    The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program was established in 1992 as part of the partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. More info HERE


    The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help connect high achieving underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-related careers to information and opportunities.


    weirdscholarships.net features thousands of small and unique scholarship opportunities


    wiredscholar (SallieMae)– financing college


    WiseChoice has everything you need in one place to choose a college that fits! The comprehensive online college guidance system includes a patent-pending personality and college matching algorithm, college scores & student reviews for over 1,300 colleges, and customized financial aid estimates.

    Wisegeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

    The WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship is a $500 scholarship open to students that identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. More info and application HERE.

    Wisegeek Recent Immagrant Scholarship

    Award $500 to help students who have immigrated to the US on or after January 1, 2010. Info and application HERE.


    Zinch - Scholarships & College Search


    $1000 scholarship essay contest. More info HERE.

    Dreams to King and Queens Scholarship

    Our annual scholarship giveaway is under way. This scholarship is open to Class of 2022 high school seniors planning to attend college this Fall. There will be two winners (1 boy, 1 girl). Each winner will receive $1,000. This scholarship contest will not require any writing, but will require students to use their creativity and make a video answering one of the questions below:

    1. What makes you genuinely happy in life?

    2. How do you plan on accomplishing your goals?

    3. What are you grateful for?

    Students can fill out their scholarship application and upload their video at www.dreamstokingsandqueens.com/scholarship-giveaway. The deadline to apply is April 29, 2022.

    Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    The HSF Scholar Program is designed to empower courageous young leaders of Hispanic heritage. The program helps ensure students achieve their higher education and career goals. Scholarship awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the scholars selected. The deadline to apply for 2022-23 scholarships is February 15, 2022. Learn more.

    The Dream.US

    Applications are open now to all undocumented students with DACA or TPS, or who came to the U.S. before November 1, 2016, and otherwise meet the DACA eligibility criteria.  

    The National Scholarship is for first-time college students or community college graduates to attend a partner college in their state and worth up to $33,000. Applications close on February 28, 2022. Learn More.

    IVLA’s College Scholarship Opportunity


    Scholarship Guidelines

    U.S. resident accepted to an accredited U.S. university, community college, or trade school

    Submit a 300 – 500 word essay

    Have a 2.5 GPA or higher

    Must be a high school senior or undergraduate student with 1+ school year(s) remaining

    Must be submitted on or before April 30th, 2024

    - College Scholarship from IVLA - International Virtual Learning Academy (internationalvla.com)

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