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April 2016

College Acceptances

Rickese Brooks – Brenau University (Faulty Excellence Scholarship),

Georgia Southern University

Aaliyah Brown – Alabama A&M University (Music Grant)

Randi Facey – Clark Atlanta University

Loriel Reynolds – University of West Georgia

Meagan Gross – Oglethorpe University, University of North Georgia,

Georgia Southern University, Georgia College,

University of West Georgia

Devin Ferrell – Georgia Southern University (Gulfstream Engineering

Scholarship and On-Campus Housing Award)

Nathan Bounphisai – Georgia State University

Devin Butler – Clemson University (Academic Scholarship)

Kathryn Schneller – Georgia Southern University

(Southern Lead Scholarship)

Joshua Thomas – Troy University, University of Alabama,

Jacksonville State University, Tuskegee University

Zariyah Bailey – Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University,

North Carolina Central University, Valdosta State University

Nicholas Echols – Georgia College
Zoe Reddick – Reinhardt University (Reinhardt Academic

Scholarship), Georgia College, Brenau University (Trustee Scholarship), Berry College (Berry College Academic Scholarship)

**Remember to bring in your acceptance letters & scholarship awards to be included on the website and/or the graduation program**

Deadline May 11, 2016

April Scholarship News


  • Be sure to complete your FAFSA – fafsa.gov

  • Have you been accepted to college? Remember your next steps (deposits, register for orientation, etc.)

  • See your counselor if you have questions!

Open House

Perimeter College –Decatur

(Formerly Georgia Perimeter College)

Tuesday, April 26th from 5-7pm

Student will receive an application fee waiver.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-perimeter-college-open-house-decatur-campus-registration-23119399747?aff=ebrowse

Welcome to the April 2016 Scholarship Newsletter

For the High School Seniors, we offer our congratulations on your acceptances. We wish all of you success.

Local Scholarships


Scholarship Name



2016 PFLAG National Scholarship Program


April 15, 2016

$5,000 award for seniors who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or as a straight ally.

Kappa Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Stone Mountain)


April 15, 2016 by 11:59pm

$1,000 award. Minimum GPA 3.0; open to both males and females and all races and ethnicities.

The Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship


April 15, 2016

Four $1,000 awards based on academic merit. Application packet includes an activity record, essay, and teacher recommendation.

Lindsey Orthodontics
*Applications available in the Counseling Office will also be sent as a separate Remind attachment.

Postmarked by April 15, 2016

$500.00 award

Must be a current or past patient of Lindsey Orthodontics

Graduating senior

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship


April 16, 2016

Provides scholarship money and internship opportunities for Latino students

Henry County Retired Educators Association

*Application packets available in the counseling office

April 20, 2016

Scholarship amount of $500

Must plan to pursue a degree in education

Little People of America Scholarship


April 22, 2016

$1,000 award for students who have a medically diagnosed form of dwarfism and members of their family

2016 West Point Bridge Design Contest


Qualifying Round of the contest runs from January 12 to April 22, 2016

This is a bridge design contest for middle school and high school students. Download their cool software and have fun.

NPG Essay Scholarship Contest


April 23, 2016

$2500 award for the creation of an ad warning against overpopulation.

Atlanta Southern Crescent Alumnae Panhellenic Association (ASCAPA) Scholarship


April 25, 2016

$1,000 scholarship to a female solid, all-around student with a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA.

Henry County Master Gardener Scholarship 2016
Deadline Extended!! – To date, no applications have been received.
*Applications available in the counseling office

April 29, 2016

$1000 scholarship for a Henry County graduating senior pursuing a degree in any agriculture/horticulture/ landscape type degree.  

DeKalb Medical - Dr. Gulshan S. Harjee Scholarship


April 29, 2016

For students interested in becoming patient care techs, licensed practical nurse certification, registered nurses, healthcare social workers, pharmacy techs, medical school, or any other designation that offers an education enabling the student to work in the field of healthcare.

NARFE-FEEA Scholarship Awards Program


April 29, 2016

60 - $1,000 awards to high school seniors who are a child or grandchild of a Federal employee.

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Ayn Rand Institute "Fountainhead" Essay Contest


April 29, 2016

Cash awards presented at several levels with 1st place receiving $10,000. An essay competition for high school juniors and seniors

Alpha Iota Delta of Chi Psi Fraternity Bryan Scholarship

*Applications available in the counseling office.

April 30, 2016

$1,000 awarded to a qualified male entering Georgia Tech

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity


April 30, 2016

Up to $20,00 award for high school juniors, seniors and first year college students planning to attend college in NYC or CT

AEMP Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program


May 1, 2016

Up to $2,000 ward for students with an interest in a career as a heavy equipment technician and planning to attend a 2-year program for diesel technology

The Brian Jordan Foundation 2016 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Posted by May 2, 2016

Students with financial need - $1,250 for 4 years.

At least 2 years involved in school music, arts or athletic programs, an overall 2.7 GPA. 

Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC) Extend the Dream Scholarship http://www.sacac.org/extend-the-dream-scholarships

May 6, 2016

Awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Minimum 2.75 GPA. Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable.

UGHS Linda S. Lentz Education Scholarship

*Application available in the counseling office.

May 11, 2016

$500 award given to a UGHS senior planning to attend college and major in education. Must be eligible for HOPE and requires a 150 word essay and letter of reference.

Dr. Sheila Wilkerson Binkney/West Side High School ’69 Scholarship

*Application packets available in the counseling office

Postmarked by May 27, 2016

Record of volunteerism in the community/non-school sponsored activities and school extracurricular activities; minimum 3.0 GPA; essay required.

Xi Lambda Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity – Triangle Achievement Awards


Postmarked by June 1, 2016

1 - $1,000; 4 - $500 scholarships to males planning to attend UGA in Fall 2016 based on academic success, extracurricular involvement, & excellence in athletics.

"Aspiring Business Professional" Scholarship http://www.onlinembareport.com/ 

June 1, 2016

$1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college. 

Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program


June 1, 2016

10 Georgia awards of up to $2,500 to students planning to attend a technical school who demonstrate financial need and exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.

Additional Scholarships
University of North Georgia – The Military College of Georgia

Minuteman Scholarship

  • There are still scholarships available for senior Cadets who want to become Army Reserve officers.  If interested, qualified Cadets should act immediately. 

  • Contact Major (Retired) Killeen, our Recruiting Operations Officer at greg.killeen@ung.edu to discuss eligibility.  (Must have good grades, good SAT or ACT scores, excellent physical fitness, good leadership potential and record of extra-curricular activities).

  • Cadets receives pay for basic and AIT, weekend drill pay, and Montgomery GI Bill. Also, Soldiers in the Guard or Reserve do not pay mandatory fees at UNG which saves $1,826 per year.  In addition, Georgia residents who are contracted to commission receive up to $3,000 per year in Future Officer's Grant from the State of Georgia.

  • Leaders in our Corps of Cadets get paid. Cadet first sergeants, sergeants major, company commanders, battalion commanders, brigade commander and a few other key position are paid more than $600 per month, and get free room and meals (about $9,500 per academic year).

The Mississippi Society of Georgia http://www.mssocietyofga.org/scholarship.php

Award: $1,000 scholarship opportunity for any Georgia senior planning to attend a 4-year institution in Mississippi.

Deadline: April 30

Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships (for technical schools)

  • $1,000 scholarships can be used to cover tuition, fees and materials

  • Awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution

  • Must enroll in a field of study that leads to a skilled-trade career

  • Information available in the counseling office

Application Deadline: For Fall Semester – June 15; for Spring Semester – November 15

Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation Scholarship


The Foundation will award several $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and students currently accepted to a college or university. Students must be pursuing a hospice-related or medical career and/or experienced the loss of an immediate family member (parent, sibling).

Application deadline: April 15

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association www.gtla.org/scholarship

GTLA is pleased to offer the 7th Amendment Scholarship to college-bound high school seniors who exhibit a keen awareness of the societal and judicial value of the Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury and Georgia’s Civil Justice System. Applicants will need to submit an original essay. Award: Grand prize: $1,000. First Runner up: $500.

Application deadline: April 24

BigSun Athletics Scholarships http://www.bigsunathletics.com

In order to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits, all student athletes, whether high school seniors or college students, are eligible for this $500 award regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Their participation may be any capacity - as a player, coach, assistant or official.

Application deadline: June 19

2016 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com 

Award: Nursing Schools Almanac will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse.


  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics

  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

  • High school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs

Deadline: Applications accepted until midnight on June 30


Judith McManus Price Scholarship – American Planning Association http://www.planning.org/scholarships/apa/

Award: $2,000 - $4,000


  • Women and minority students who are US citizens

  • Intend to pursue careers as practicing planners in the public sector

  • Be able to demonstrate a genuine financial need

Deadline: Apr 30

2016 B. Davis Scholarship http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

Amount:  $1,000

  • Essay of less than 1000 words: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 

Deadline: May 23
Go Green & Get Green: Eco & Environmental Scholarships & Internships


A variety of scholarships relating to Earth Day. Also includes links to other scholarships.

First deadline April 20, 2016



FSA Grants & Scholarships site

Need help with the FAFSA® but don’t know where to start? Use the FAFSA Assistant for tips and advice. CollegeCovered.com/Assist sponsored by Discover Student Loans.

  • FAFSA Assist tool

  • Scholarship Information

  • College financial aid timeline

  • Informative videos on the financial aid process

Financial Aid & Scholarships for Minority Students: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/
Scholarship Directory https://www.unigo.com/scholarships
Scholarships for High School Seniors

Snapshot of Scholarships by Category



An online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting students who will become first-generation college students.

American Educational Guidance Center

Lists and offers contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities in Georgia.


Links to 70 scholarship search data bases, GPA and student loan calculators, a guide to the FAFSA, information on online degree programs and dozens of helpful articles for college students of all ages.


College planning resources provided by the makers of the SAT.

www.salliemae.com/collegeplanningtoolbox  The College Planning Toolbox

Free tools and calculators to help you with your plans to save and pay for college.

Hispanic College Fund Scholarships


Scholarships for Students with Health Conditions


The Princeton Review Sallie Mae Scholarship Search


**Remember to bring in your acceptance letters & scholarship awards to be included on the website and/or the graduation program**

Deadline May 11, 2016

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