• financial aid/scholarships

  • 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 www.gafutures.org
    To view your HOPE Initial Eligibility and transcript:
    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.
  • Federal Aid


    Complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form to apply for financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. 



    Federal student aid includes:

    Grants—financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund)

    Loans— borrowed money for college or career school; you must repay your loans, with interest

    Work-Study—a work program through which you earn money to help you pay for school


    Student Loans Guide:

    Click Here





    Goal is to help students who are underprivileged or have an IEP or 504 to qualify for full tuition coverage to two-year colleges, including Lanier Tech. 

    Their Federal grant helps cover tuition and expenses like transportation to and from home to school.  


  • Scholarships


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

    The Chestatee River Chapter DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) are excited to extend our Senior Good Citizen Award  to all 6 Forsyth County High Schools this year. This award has a small monetary prize along with the certificate for each of the 6 high school winners. We award these in person during one of our chapter meetings as well as attend the spring award ceremony at each school to make the presentation. Overview can be found HERE and cover sheet can be found HERE.

    Ducktown Masonic Lodge Community Scholarship Academic excellence and community service. $1,000. Click here for application.


    Needs-Based Scholarship - The Forsyth County Lions Club is proud to offer a one-time needs-based scholarship of $500.00 to a college/university or technical college-bound student at Denmark High School. Please see the attachment HERE for application, criteria, and instructions. Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

    Forsyth County Rotary Club - Challenge Scholarship

    *Couselor nominated. Student that has overcome a great challenge to succeed academically and as an outstanding memeber of the student body. $2,500.

    Georgia Association of Alternative Education

    $500. Application HERE.

    Georgia Scholar

    Deadline: January 17th. Criteria can be found HERE and application can be found HERE.


    Georgia Futures (HOPE/Zell)


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

    Tammy Waddell Memorial Scholarship

    $2,000 scholarship for Forsyth County students interested in majoring in education and pursuing a career in teaching.

    University of North Georgia Military Scholarship

    Four year scholarship that pays for tuition, fees, books, room, meals, and uniforms. Valued at $85,000 for four years. More info can be found HERE.



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

    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
    www.college-scholarships.com 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/.


    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)


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

    www.guaranteed-scholarships.com 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. 
    www.legion.org/needalift The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people in their pursuit of higher education
     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

    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.


    SRN (Scholarship Resource Network) Express – free scholarship search


    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.

    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

    www.venturescholar.org 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.
    www.weirdscholarships.net 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.


    Zinch - Scholarships & College Search

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