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Local Scholarships

If you know of a scholarship that should be added to this list, please email [email protected]

>>CLICK HERE for the Scholarships & Programs Newsletter from RCPS School Counseling.
Again, that email address is R C P S I N F O @ rockdale dot K 12 dot G A dot U S








Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Chi Tau Omega Chapter Scholarship
Awarded to one student from each high school in Rockdale County and Newton County recognizing outstanding high schools seniors that have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university. Scholarship also awarded in honor of the chapter’s first president, the late Melanie Raiford Griggs. The awards are given to students that have high scholastic achievement, proven leadership, and have actively participated in community service. For more information, go to www.chitauomega.com and click on service/scholarships or email [email protected]


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Sigma Eta Lambda Chapter Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to the first place winner; $250 to second place; $100 to third place. Seniors attending high school in the metro Atlanta area and on the path to graduating are eligible to participate. Essay (500-1,000 words) required on the following topic: "Does it really matter having a measure of integrity and professionalism when the political landscape seems to show examples where neither characteristic is present, even at the highest levels of government?". Each essay will be graded using the following criteria: Student understanding of the question; Depth and detail (evidence of the student provide a definition and at least one example to support their position); Length of essay (minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 1000 words); Argument/position is convincing and easy to follow and understand. To apply, email essay to [email protected] by March 4. Application due March 4.  Scholarship awarded at March 14 reception.  For more information, email [email protected].


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to the first place winner of the Oratorical Contest, $750 for second place, $500 for third place; juniors and seniors attending an accredited high school in Rockdale, Butts, Clayton, Henry, Newton, or Spalding County are eligible to participate; application due December. For application and more information, visit www.RSL1906.org or email [email protected] or [email protected].


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Rho Sigma Lambda Chapter, Randall D. Ponder Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to one male student that shows community involvement, proven leadership, and community involvement. Seniors attending an accredited high school in Rockdale, Butts, Clayton, Newton, or Spalding County are eligible to participate. For application and more information, visit www.RSL1906.org and click on "scholarships" or email [email protected].


Carl Van Williams Service Scholarship
$4,000 to a graduating high school student living in Rockdale County, GA who is enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher learning and has shown a commitment to volunteering in his or her community; minimum GPA 2.5, two letters of recommendation from high school faculty or place of volunteer service, 200-500 word essay; application due March 31, 2023. Winner announced in May. Click here for link to application.  For more information, visit www.conyersbestlaundry.com/about-us/scholarship or contact [email protected] or call Yvette at  (470) 236-1403. The scholarship was created by Conyers Best Laundry and the family of Coach Carl Van Williams (1939-2019) of South Carolina in honor of the high level of community involvement displayed by Mr. Williams throughout his life.


Collins Family Scholarship
$3,000 each to three qualifying seniors/graduates of Rockdale County Public Schools who are of Hispanic/Latinx descent, regardless of citizenship status. First preference will be given to first generation college students. To apply, a student must be of Hispanic/Latinx descent, be a 2024 graduate in a Rockdale County public school, be accepted to a college or technical school for the 2024-25 school year and complete an application and 500-word essay. Application due April 22, 2024. For more information, contact [email protected] or contact your high school counselor. Click here for application 2024 Collins Fam Scholarship APPLICATION.docx.


Community CARES Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
$1000 - $2000 Scholarship awarded to a senior at one of the following schools in Rockdale County, Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School, or Salem High School or a senior in the following Newton County schools, Alcovy High School, Eastside High School, or Newton High School. Applicants must have applied or have been accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university who demonstrate, proven leadership, have actively participated in community service, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Application includes a typed essay (see essay topic and criteria listed in application under ATTACHMENTS). Application due April. For more information, visit www.communitycaresfdn.org or contact [email protected] or 1-866-225-1915. 


Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Each year, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provides hundreds of scholarships to students through a variety of scholarship funds. To be eligible, applicants need to fulfill the following criteria: Must be a high school senior who is the natural, adopted, or dependent child of an individual who has been an active, full-time Cox employee for at least the last three consecutive years (as of January 26, 2024), must be accepted for enrollment at an accredited college, university, or technical school, must have a 2.50 or higher grade point average and must plan to be enrolled full-time and maintain that enrollment status. For United States applicants, your Cox-employed parent must be a contributor included on your FAFSA Submission Summary. No other family members can be Kennedy Scholars for the current academic year, and previous recipients are renewed if they continue to meet the scholarship's criteria and submit a renewal application each semester. For more information and application please click here https://cfgreateratlanta.org/scholarships/.

 

Covington/Conyers Choral Guild Joni B. Jones Memorial Scholarship
The Covington/Conyers Choral Guild is pleased to offer two scholarship programs for 2023 graduates of Newton and Rockdale County public schools, private schools, and homeschools - the Choral Guild Vocal Music Scholarship and the Joni Jones Memorial Scholarship. Both scholarship programs award up to $1,000 based on the student’s academic and artistic achievement, teacher recommendation, and financial need. The Choral Guild Vocal Music Scholarship is offered to students who plan to pursue a voice-related music degree. A live audition and interview are needed to apply for the Choral Guild Vocal Music Scholarship. Application deadline is April 11, 2023. Visit http://www.choralguild.org/scholarship-program.html for more information and application.


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter Scholarship
Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2023. Access the application at www.smlacdst.org/scholarship. A Gmail email address is needed to complete the application; please be sure to read all directions carefully. Once your application is complete, you will receive a copy of your responses via e-mail. For more information, [email protected]. High School Seniors (male and female) who reside in or attend a high school in the following areas are eligible to apply: Stone Mountain (30083, 30087, 30086, 30088), Stonecrest (30038), Pine Lake (30072), Conyers (30012, 30013, 30094), McDonough (30252), Stockbridge (30281), Centerville (30078), Lilburn (30047, 30048), Loganville (30052 Gwinnett & Walton), Snellville (30039, 30078). For more information, contact [email protected]., or click here to apply SM-LAC DST Scholarship Application - Class of 2023-QR Code.pdf.


Earthonaut Scholarship
$300 awarded to the first place winner and $250 awarded to the second place winner. High school seniors enrolled or plan to enroll in a college or university or freshman, or currently attending a college or university are eligible to participate. Choose a Country, an Island, or an Ocean, do the research on your choice, include the location and some points of interest. Tell us about your research results in writing. EARTHONAUT Scholarship Funds are offered once a year.  Application deadline will be the 31st of March, funds will be awarded the 30th of May. Please include your contact information and the complete address for your School, College, or University. Send your application form and essay via E-mail (as an attached document formatted as a pdf or .doc file) to [email protected] , or mail to: Georgia At Large, Inc., c/o Ethel M. Robinson, Post Office Box 82879 Conyers, GA 30013. Incomplete scholarship packets cannot be considered and will not be returned. For more information, visit https://gaatlargeinc.com/earthonaut-essay-competition.


Grady Gives Scholarship
$1000 to high school students in need to assist with college expenses. Applicants must submit/have: SAT score, 2.85 GPA or higher, recommendation letter, motivation letter, and answering the following questions "Are you familiar with the Grady Gives community work? If so, what has impacted you the most?", "Are you familiar with Grady's story and life? What do you find inspiring between his football career and his social work?" and "How do you impact the lives around you?" Application is open May 1-26, 2023. Deadline May 26, 2023. Email [email protected] to apply and for more information.


Horace J. Johnson Jr. Beyond the Bar Scholarship
$1,000 to graduating high school seniors from Rockdale, Newton, and Walton counties; students __tion and more information, contact [email protected]. This scholarship is provided by the Beyond the Bar Scholarship Foundation, Inc. which is a collaborative effort between New Rock Legal Society, Newton County Bar Association, Rockdale County Bar Association and Walton County Bar Association to provide scholarships for the benefit of graduating high school seniors that will further their education in an accredited college, university or technical school. The foundation’s scholarship is named in honor of the Honorable Horace J. Johnson, Jr who served as a Superior Court Judge in the Alcovy Circuit from 2002 until his death in 2020.


JJG STEAM Scholarship
Dr. Joy Jackson-Guilford developed the JJG STEaM Scholarship to assist deserving area youth who plan to major in science, technology, engineering, arts and/or math with the financial burden of a post-secondary education. Because of her community engagement, the students must actively support the community in which they live. Applicant must be a resident of Rockdale/Newton County and attend one of the three County High Schools. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Official transcript is required. The DEADLINE for scholarship applications is Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:59 PM. Due to Covid19 and the delay in mail delivery, it is highly suggested that you submit your application via email. Please submit the application via e-mail at [email protected]. If you cannot submit via email, please mail prior to the deadline at 2890 Hwy 212, Suite A-305 Conyers, GA 30094. There will be no exceptions. Click here for application JJG STEaM Scholarship Application.Class of 2023.docx


John K. Morgan Scholarship
(See "Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families John K. Morgan Scholarship")


Jonathan David Childs Memorial Scholarship
$500 awarded to a senior Salem High football athlete who has been accepted to college and meets the following criteria: Exhibits a passion for football as a player and displays good sportsmanship, minimum 2.5 GPA, displays humility, honesty and integrity, service oriented, demonstrates financial need. Awarded at Salem High's Awards Program; in honor of Coach Jonathan D. Childs who coached and mentored football athletes at Salem High School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School and played football for Georgia State University’s first football team; he was 27 at the time of his passing; Coach Childs possessed a tremendous knowledge of football and the ability to transfer some of that knowledge to his players, and instilled positive character traits and good sportsmanship in his players. For more information, go to www.celestialenterprisesunlimitedinc.com/jonathan_david_childs_sports_foundation or  www.facebook.com/JDCSportsFoundation, or contact 912-220-6835 or [email protected] .


Jordan D. Savage Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 to a senior graduating from a Rockdale County Public Schools high school and admitted to a college or technical school for the upcoming school year; must have participated in sports and/or JROTC; minimum 2.5 GPA, exhibit a passion for sports, display good sportsmanship, humility, honesty, integrity, and community service participation; essay required about a challenge or obstacle faced and overcome during your high school years; in honor of Jordan D. Savage, Rockdale County High School Class of 2014; despite his many medical challenges, Jordan graduated from RCHS; he decided to attend Oglethorpe University and was scheduled to start fall 2014; he passed away in summer 2014 at age 19 due to complications from Lupus. Throughout his courageous battle with Lupus, Jordan’s passion for sports never diminished. Jordan played baseball for RCHS, and he assisted as a team manager for RCHS girls’ soccer. He also played baseball and basketball for Riverside Military Academy. Application due May 10. For application or more information, contact Claire Henry at [email protected] or P.O. Box 1758 Conyers, GA 30012; click here for flyer (PDF) (RTF)  or go to https://jsavagesite.wixsite.com/jdotsave2


Lambda Sigma Sigma Alumnae Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Scholarship 
$1,000 scholarship. One scholarship awarded to a senior attending a high school served by the Lambda Sigma Sigma Chapter. Eligibility requirements, demonstrate interest in social justice, community development and volunteerism, this will be demonstrated through your resume or in your essay, minimum GPA of 3.0, and attend a high school in Henry, Rockdale or Fayette County Schools. Application deadline is March 18, 2023, winners will be announced April 15, 2023. For more information and application please click here https://www.lambdasigmasigma1922.org/copy-of-atl-centennial-celebration.


Mary Lee Bellinger Cuthpert Pinckney Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 for a Rockdale County resident with a GPA of 3.0 or above; or a member of the United House of Prayer for All People church in Atlanta; or a graduating senior at Alfred E. Beach High School with a 3.0 or above GPA. The Mary Lee Bellinger Cuthpert Pinckney Memorial Scholarship was established in 2023 to honor Ms. Bellinger Cuthpert Pinckney. Requirements include resume and short essay which includes extracurricular school activities, community service, or United House of Prayer for All People positions held, an acceptance letter to a 4-year college/university, and transcript. Application deadline June 15, 2023. Send application requirements or questions to Felicia Cuthpert Chapman at [email protected]


Natural Resources Conservation Workshop
More than $17,000 in college scholarships will be awarded at the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop, a five-day camp/workshop held in June at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia. Ten RCPS students in rising grades 10-12 will be selected to attend the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop free of cost, sponsored by the Conyers and Rockdale Rotary Clubs. The workshop focuses on the value, protection, and conservation of Georgia's wildlife, forestry, soil, and water resources. Sponsored by the Conyers and Rockdale County Rotary Clubs and the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Society, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.  Application at www.abac.edu/nrcw . Early bird application deadline May 1, final application deadline June 1. For more information, contact [email protected] or 229-391-5072.


New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Scholarship
$1000 - $5000 scholarships, variable amount; for members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church who have completed a New Members class; for high school graduates or GED/HS Equivalency certified students applying to a post-secondary college, university or technical program for the first time. Application deadline April 28, 2023, 3 p.m. To apply, click here. For more information, email [email protected]


Newton-Rockdale Optimist Club
$2,500 first place, $1,500 second place, $1,000 third place scholarship awarded. Contestants must not have yet graduated from high school yet or its equivalent and be up to 18 years old as of Dec. 31. The 700-800 word essay is due in January. The winner of the local contest will go on to compete in the Georgia district contest for a $2,500 scholarship prize. For more information, go to www.optimist.org or contact [email protected] .


Piedmont Rockdale Auxiliary
$1,000 scholarship from the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship Fund, awarded by the Council on Auxiliaries/Volunteers of the Georgia Hospital Association. For more information, contact the Piedmont Rockdale hospital Auxiliary at 770-918-3007.


RCPS Foundation Scholarship 
$1,000 scholarship to a qualifying senior at each of the following schools: Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School, Rockdale Magnet School, and Salem High School, awarded by the RCPS Foundation. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to achievement and intend to continue their education at a college/university or technical school upon high school graduation. To apply, a student must be on target to graduate in May 2024, have been admitted to a college or technical school for the 2024-2025 school year, have not received over $2500 in scholarships from other sources, and complete an application, including the video essay portion. Deadline is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, for more information and application, go to https://www.rcpsfoundation.com/Scholarship/, click here for flyer 2024 RCPSF Scholarship Application.docx


Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families John K. Morgan Scholarship
$4,000 (renewable for up to 3 years) to a student living in Rockdale who has demonstrated outstanding community service in Rockdale County and plans to continue that level of commitment while pursuing post-secondary education. Application includes narrative describing the community service, two letters of recommendation, official high school transcript or GED certificate or record of progress towards a GED certificate. If selected for the scholarship, recipient must commit to quarterly report of community service and five hours a month of community service to maintain the scholarship. Application due January 31st. Winners announced in March. Visit https://rockdalecoalition.org or click here to find the link for the JKM Scholarship application online and the link to download the JKM Scholarship paper application. For more information, contact Michael Hutcheson at 770-761-9244 or [email protected].


Rockdale NAACP Freedom Fund Scholarship
$1,000 to one senior at each of the three RCPS high schools; funds raised through the annual Freedom Fund banquet; scholarships awarded in June. For an application and more information, contact [email protected].


Rockdale PTA Council Scholarship
Scholarship available to a graduating senior of a Rockdale County high school. Parent/guardian and student is a current member of PTA/PTSA. The PTA/PTSA must be in good standing (i.e., dues paid, approved bylaws on file); Student will attend a college, university, post-secondary institution or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year, has a satisfactory scholastic record; Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, has not received a full scholarship(s) and/or does not have a financial need. Email the completed application to [email protected] by April 14, 2023. Click here for application Rockdale County PTA Council 2022-2023 Scholarship Appliction.docx


Rockdale Retired Educators Association Henry Gibbs Scholarship
Variable amount; for a graduate of a RCPS high school who has completed at least one year of college and is majoring in education. Applications are available in February from RREA scholarship committee. Applications must be received by March 31. Nominees must provide a transcript of their college grades and demonstrate a definite financial need. Nominations may be made by Rockdale County residents and must be endorsed by a high school counselor. Students may apply for, and be awarded, the scholarship for three years by submitting a new application each year. Scholarship funds will be deposited in the students' accounts at the college they attend. For more information, contact Kathy Voshall at 770-922-4796 or at 2309 Rolling Acres Drive, Conyers, GA.


Rockdale Rotary Four Way Test Scholarship
Variable amount; for a senior from Salem High School; essay contest on the Four Way Test, or the guiding principles that Rotary members recite at every meeting - "Of the things we think, say or do - is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendships, will it be beneficial to all concerned?" More information at www.rockdalerotary.org


Snapping Shoals EMC Lineman's School Scholarships
$3,500 awarded to two high school seniors in good standing, hold a GED or to a high school graduate. Applicant must live in a household served by Snapping Shoals EMC and provide proof of residency and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record. A complete application must be submitted before the deadline of March 29, 2024. Application must include, acceptance letter, proof of enrollment or detailed plan for enrollment to lineman school of choice, a 250-500 word essay answering the question “Why do you want to be a Lineman?”, a copy of high school diploma, GED equivalent or transcript for high school student, and two letters of recommendation (can be from teacher, employer, personal acquaintance, etc.) Family members of Snapping Shoals EMC employees are not eligible to apply. Those relationships include spouse, parent (including step and in-law), siblings, children, grandparents, stepchildren, guardianship and Board member. The scholarship will be paid directly to the applicant’s chosen lineman school, funds may be used for any Lineman School program in Georgia. For more information and application click here Snapping Shoals EMC LinemanScholarship 2024.pdf


Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships
$2,500 each awarded to 14 high school seniors living in homes or attending schools served by Snapping Shoals EMC. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript, three recommendations. Deadline is February 23, 2024. For more information, www.ssemc.com, click here for more information and application Snapping Shoals EMC JERobinsonApplication 2024.pdf.


Snapping Shoals EMC All-Around Student Scholarships
$2,500 each awarded to six high school seniors whose homes or high schools are served by Snapping Shoals EMC. These scholarships recognize those students who go above and beyond in their extracurricular activities while still maintaining high academic standards. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript, three recommendations. Deadline is February 23, 2024. For more information, www.ssemc.com, click here for additional information and application Snapping Shoals EMC All-Around Student Scholarship 2024.pdf.


Snapping Shoals EMC Washington Youth Tour Scholarships
$500 scholarship and all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to three sophomores or juniors whose homes or high schools are served by SSEMC. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript two recommendations. Deadline is January 19, 2024. For more information, www.ssemc.com, for additional information and application click here Snapping Shoals EMC WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR Scholarship 2024.pdf.


Springfield Baptist Church Almond James Turner Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to graduating high school seniors in Rockdale and Newton counties; reoccurring scholarship up to 5 years. Applicants do not need to be a member of Springfield Baptist Church to apply; open to the community. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for the two-part essay question); transcript (current GPA of 3.0 or higher, and 3.0 or higher must be maintained while enrolled); demonstrated spiritual leadership qualities and documented community service experience; letter of recommendation from teacher or staff member of their current school or community member; resume which includes list of academic awards and recognitions, a list of extracurricular activities, including church-related activities; and college acceptance letter. Application deadline is April 24, 11:59 p.m. More information at https://sbcgrowth.church/images//2023_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Academic Scholarships
$1,000 to graduating high school seniors in Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Henry, DeKalb counties. Applicants do not need to be a member of Springfield Baptist Church to apply; open to the community. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for essay question), transcript (2.5 GPA or higher), demonstrated spiritual leadership qualities and documented community service experience, letter of recommendation from an academic reference (such as teacher or staff member from your school) or letter of recommendation from a personal reference (such as a mentor, clergy, family friend, etc), and their college acceptance letter. Application deadline is April 24, 11:59 p.m. More information at https://sbcgrowth.church/images//2023_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Lucas Woods Jr. Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a graduating high school senior. Must be a member of Springfield Baptist Church for at least 6 months. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for three-part essay question); demonstrated positive impact and involvement in school, church and the community; letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, community member, coach, club sponsor or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s character and experience and involvement; college acceptance letter; and more. Application deadline is April 24, 11:59 p.m. More information at https://sbcgrowth.church/images//2023_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Benjamin “BJ” Kennedy, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
Amount TBD, for a graduating high school senior.  Application deadline is April 24, 11:59 p.m. More information at https://sbcgrowth.church/images//2023_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Walter C. Robinson Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a graduating high school senior; more information at https://sbcgrowth.church/images//2023_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Superintendent's Scholarship
$1,000 to one senior at a RCPS high school; sponsored by the RCPS Foundation. To apply, a student must be a 2023 graduate in a Rockdale County public school, have been admitted to a college or technical school for the 2023-24 school year, not have received over $2500 in scholarships from other sources, and complete an application, including the essay portion. Three judges read and score the essays. The applicant with the highest cumulative score from each school is chosen to receive this scholarship. Application is due on April 26, 2024, and scholarships are awarded in May. For more information, contact [email protected]. CLICK HERE to download the application: 2023 Superintendent's Scholarship.docx.


The Greene McCollum Dobbs Memorial Scholarship 
$5,000 to one graduating senior from the Rockdale County Public School System each year. This student can be self-nominated or nominated by a member of the school’s faculty or staff (principal, teacher, counselor, etc. for odds they’ve overcome, potential they show or hardships they’ve endured. Applicant must be in good standing with plans to attend an accredited college or university, must be U.S. citizens or legal resident, submit completed application, and submit current official high school transcripts. Application deadline is March 25, 2023. Click here for more information and application. Please email completed scholarship application and current high school transcripts to [email protected]. Scholarship applications are not considered to be received until you receive a confirmation email. Please follow up via email if you do not receive a response to your initial submission within 24 hours. If you do not have internet access please deliver the completed application, and current official transcripts to email Juron Dobbs at the aforementioned email address.


The Hambrick Foundation
Scholarship Amount: 1st Place - $2,500; 2nd Place - $1,500; 3rd Place -$1,000. To be considered for this scholarship, a complete TYPED application packet MUST be returned by DECEMBER 15, 2023. Omission of any part of the application will eliminate the application from consideration.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. Click here for application packet Hambrick Scholarship 2023.pdf
For more information, contact [email protected] or visit https://www.facebook.com/thehambrickfoundation


U.N.D.E.R.D.O.G.S. Initiative Janice Morris Scholarship
Variable amount to a senior enrolled in Heritage High School, Salem High School, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, or Rockdale County High School who will be pursuing higher education upon graduation (such as college, university, trade school). Presented by the Rockdale County Clerk of Superior and State Court Office and Clerk of Courts Janice Morris to a Rockdale County graduate.  Application deadline in August.  For more information, visit https://www.rockdaleclerk.com or https://www.facebook.com/rockdalecountycoc


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Marilyn A. Barton Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 non-renewable scholarships; graduating seniors in high schools in Rockdale County or Newton County who plan to major in Accounting, Business/Finance, or Education at an accredited institution; Application, essay, 3.0 GPA minimum, two letters of recommendation, community involvement and leadership skills, and more; deadline is February 28, 2024. CLICK HERE to download application. This scholarship pays tribute to sorority member Marilyn A. Barton's unwavering commitment to fostering the growth and development of youth through scholarship. For additional information please contact: Mallori Johnson, [email protected].


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter Scholarship
$1,000 non-renewable scholarships; awarded based on merit, financial need, and available funding to graduating seniors in high schools in Newton or Rockdale counties high schools who plan to attend an accredited college or university. Application, 250-word essay, transcript, two letters of recommendation, and more; deadline is February 28, 2024. CLICK HERE to download application. For additional information please contact: Mallori Johnson, [email protected].



If you know of a scholarship that should be added to this list, please email [email protected] 
Again, that email address is R C P S I N F O @ rockdale dot K 12 dot G A dot U S





STATE-WIDE OR NATION-WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS



5 Strong Scholarship
5 Strong partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide promising student leaders with full-tuition scholarships and ongoing mentorship and support from matriculation to graduation. Students, if you complete this scholarship application you should also complete the Common Black College Application. For the fee waiver code for the Common Black College Application see your school counselor. Application deadline is December 1, 2023.  For application and more information, visit https://www.5strongscholars.org/apply 


AHEPA Mother Lodge Chapter No. 1 Educational Fund, Inc., Scholarship
Scholarship awards range from $1000-$3000 to eligible applicants. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, students residing in the greater metro Atlanta area are considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible, students residing anywhere in the state of Georgia are eligible to apply for the graduate Nursing Scholarship. There are three scholarships available to students residing anywhere within the geographical area of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta who will be attending Holy Cross School of Theology. Applications for the Johnny N. Economy Scholarship are open to all applicants with no residency restrictions. Regardless of residency, the application for this scholarship requires the submission of an additional essay on Hellenism. Applicants are required to upload an original Personal Essay not to exceed 500 words which must provide information on the student’s interests and career goals, as well as related school and career experiences from the current academic year. Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024, 11:59 PM. For more information and application please visit https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/AHEPAApp24.


AFSA Scholarship Program
Up to $1,000 for five high school seniors each. Scholarship funds are payable to the winner’s college/university or certified trade school in the United States; the winner must enroll in classes beginning no later than the Fall 2024 session. Requirements: open to high school seniors who are citizens or aliens legally residing in the USA, winner selection is NOT based on financial need, GPA, or demographic criteria, home-schooled students may apply as long as the course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school and relatives of AFSA staff or NATIONAL board members may not enter. Deadline is January 1, 2024. For more information and application visit, https://www.afsascholarship.org/


Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship
Amazon Future Engineer students can boost their future for themselves and their community with the support of college funding, paid internships, and industry mentors. Up to $10,000 a year towards an undergraduate degree in engineering or computer science and an offer to complete a summer internship at Amazon. Application deadline is December 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. EST. For application and more information, visit https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/scholarships


Around the Corner from College Scholarship
Up to $1,000 award open to current high school students (freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors). Requirements: students can either be living in the US (as a US citizen, permanent resident, or with DACA status) or living internationally, but must be planning to attend a college or university in the US. Deadlines for the scholarship are December 31st and June 30th of each year. One winner will be chosen for each application period. or more information and application visit https://accessscholarships.com/around-the-corner-from-college-scholarship. 


Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Up to $2,500 one-year awards to $20,000 multi-year awards open to AANHPI undergraduate students attending any U.S. accredited university or college. APIA Scholars has a special focus on supporting AANHPI students who live at or below the poverty line; are in the first generation of their family to attend college; are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity. Strong applicants would also have an emphasis on community service and leadership. Requirements: must be able to describe your ethnicity, heritage, or ancestry in relation to the countries, territories, or lands in Asia or the Pacific Islands, be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States, citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply, be enrolling or continuing as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in Fall 2024, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), or equivalent, or have earned a GED and must apply for federal financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2024. Deadline is January 9, 2024, at 5:00 PM Eastern. For more information and application visit https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/.


Bryan Cameron Education Foundation Scholarship
Full-tuition scholarship; The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, impact-driven undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their peers in their desire to directly impact their communities and in the world at large. Our Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end. The Cameron Impact Scholarship covers the full tuition, fees, and books at any accredited U.S. based college or university that the recipient chooses to attend. As a merit-based program, the Cameron Impact Scholarship is open to all applicants who meet the GPA and citizenship requirements, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation or any other background factors. We are looking for young leaders with demonstrated passion and commitment to any variety of positive impact. For information and application, visit https://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/scholarship.


Buzzell, Welsh & Hill College Scholarship Program
$2,500 awarded to one student who can create a new driver education program or process that could work in your own town. Use text, video, graphics and other media to outline your curriculum, demonstrating how it’s better than the current approach. Brevity and clarity are best. Your entry should take the judges only about 3 minutes to review. Applicants must currently attend or plan to attend an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is in May. The winner will be notified by email in May. The winner’s $2,500 scholarship award will be issued directly to a college or university financial aid office. For more information and to submit your campaign tagline and description, go to https://www.bwhlegal.com/scholarship/.


Charles Shelton Foundation Annual Scholarship
Scholarship available for a Black African-American graduating high school senior, current college student or returning college student, student must be interested in Veterinary Sciences. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and provide an official copy of your transcript in a sealed envelope, must be a legal U.S. resident, must be a resident of one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Application  deadline is April 15, 2023, click here for more information and application https://www.thecharlessheltonfoundation.org/.


College Board Scholarships
The College Board awards 100 to 150 scholarships of $500-$2000 each month in a random drawing for completing actions such as creating a list of colleges you are interested in, practicing for the SAT on Khan Academy, completing the FAFSA, and more. For more information, go to cb.org/opportunity.


Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is awarding $1,500 to the first-place winner, $1,000  to the second-place winner and $750 to the third-place winner. Winners and their families are also invited to Washington, D.C. in September to accept their award and attend a panel discussion on the topic during the CBCF annual Legislative Conference. Application requires a 750 word and no more than 1000 word essay and it is open to high school juniors and seniors (grades 11 and 12) at time of submission. Applicants must reside or attend school in a district represented by a Congressional Black Caucus Member. Participants can enter their home and school zip code at www.house.gov to verify their Congressional representation. Contestants should identify as Black or African-American. All essays must be submitted online; written essays will not be accepted by US mail, fax or email. Deadline is in April. For application and submission please visit https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/530


Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia Scholarship
$1,000 each awarded to 4 high school seniors. This scholarship is open to any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency dated December 31, 2019 to May 31, 2020) who is a United States and Georgia citizen graduating by the spring of 2020. Applicant must be seeking an undergraduate degree, and have been accepted into an accredited four-year, junior college or technical college. Proof of residency in the State of Georgia must be submitted along with a 1,000 word essay and a completed application. Application deadline is March. For more information and to download application  please visit https://coagonline.org/coag-scholarship or for additional questions contact Missy Tolbert at [email protected].


Dell Scholarship
Did you or do you participate in AVID? Here is a scholarship specifically for you. Applicant must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, be eligible to receive a federal Pell Grant in first year of college, plan to enroll full time at an accredited higher education institution in the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in the fall directly following high school graduation and earn a minimum of a 2.4 GPA. Deadline is December 1, 2023. For application and more information, visit https://www.dellscholars.org/scholarship/#keydates br>

Delta Community Scholarships
$5,000 each awarded to five high schools seniors. Applicant must be a Delta Community member and primary account holder in good standing at the time of application. The application deadline is March 1.  Applicant must be enrolled to attend an accredited college or university during the fall of the following year as a full-time student pursuing a first undergraduate degree and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA). Applicant must submit a copy of their current transcript, a copy of their letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university and a typed double-spaced essay of at least 300 words (not more than 500 words). The essay will be judged on content, creativity, correct grammar usage, spelling and clarity. Essay topic will be selected by the Credit Union. Visit DeltaCommunityCU.com/Scholarships to apply.


Department of Defense (DoD) Dellum Scholarship
The Dellums SMART Scholarship expands the SMART Scholarship opportunity to rising freshman pursuing a bachelor’s degree by the program start date. Applicants should intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the 24 SMART STEM disciplines. Students seeking to attend a Historically Black College and University, Minority Institution, or Minority Serving Institution are particularly encouraged to apply. The Dellums SMART Scholarship expands the SMART Scholarship opportunity to rising freshman pursuing a bachelor’s degree by the program start date. Applicants should intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in one of the 24 SMART STEM disciplines. Students seeking to attend a Historically Black College and University, Minority Institution, or Minority Serving Institution are particularly encouraged to apply. For application and more information, visit  
https://www.smartscholarship.org/smart?id=application_registration



Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
Every year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation awards up to 15 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for their leadership efforts to change the world. From the environment to social justice to access to education and beyond, these young people are tackling big challenges in their communities and having tremendous impact. Requirements: must be 13-19 years old (on January 5, 2024), identify as Jewish, a resident of the United States, volunteering without any compensation and currently serving in a leadership role on one project or initiative that embodies the values of tikkun olam — repairing the world. Nomination deadline is December 22, 2023, and application deadline is January 5, 2024. For more information and application https://dillerteenawards.org/about-the-awards/


Disabled Scholar Award
The Disabled Scholar Award is just a part of their efforts to be good members of the community and to give back. With the Disabled Scholar Award, this Law Firm hopes to both raise awareness about the challenges disabled young people face while also helping one special young person to achieve his/her goals and dreams. Applicants will be judged on their academic merits as well as the content of the application and essay they provide. Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States, must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and must submit an unofficial copy of their transcript. Deadline for the fall semester is July 31, 2023 and for the spring semester is November 30, 2023. For application and more information, visit https://www.augerlaw.com/disabled-scholar-award/


Edgar Wood Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 awarded per school to a senior who is accepted to and will be attending University of Georgia; official transcript with test scores needed; Application due February 15. For more information, contact Heather Adamson, [email protected]


EduMed Scholarships
$500 for each scholarship to the winning student in their respective category, which will be paid to the school at which they are enrolled. Deadlines vary by scholarship. More information at https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/scholarships/.


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships
Four-year scholarships awarded to 500 students nation-wide, ranging from $1,000 - $7,500 per year; any high school senior who is a US Citizen is eligible; Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications available starting in September; Deadline November 13, 2023; at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm ; for more information, contact [email protected] or call 773-755-4732.



End Cyberbullying Scholarship Award
In an effort to get students committed to the cause of deleting cyberbullying, we are offering the $1,000 Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award for high school and college students to help cover educational expenses. To apply, you must be a high school student (9th-12th grader), college student or graduate student attending or planning to enter an accredited U.S. college or university, you must complete the online application form or you can print out the application and mail it to: 2261 Market Street #291, San Francisco CA 94114. Selection is based on the written statement and focused on creativity, content and commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. Deadline is December 31, 2023. For application and more information, visit https://www.endcyberbullying.net/scholarship.


Ford Auto Tech Scholarship
$5,000 scholarships ($2,500 per semester);Ford Fund is teaming up with Ford Dealers to welcome the next generation of auto technicians by awarding $5,000 ($2,500 per semester) tuition scholarships to students pursuing careers in auto and auto/diesel technology. This need-based scholarship is applied to a student’s school tuition account and may be used for all cost of attendance, including tuition, tools, living expenses and transportation. For application and information, visit https://techforce.org/FordFund/


FOSSI Scholarship 
Up to $40,000 award to a high school student looking to make the world or your community a better place, planning to attend an HBCU and has an interest Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The FOSSI scholarship can be used for tuition and university-provided room and board.  A student may accept additional scholarships, but they cannot exceed the total cost of their education. Children of employees of founding partners and sponsoring organizations may apply for the FOSSI scholarship, excluding children of executive-level employees. Requirements: be a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States, complete or have completed high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), be entering their freshman year of college, pursue studies in a pertinent chemical and engineering industry STEM field, attend an HBCU for the entirety of their college education, have interest in pursuing a career in chemical manufacturing, engineering, environmental health and sustainability or other related chemical-industry fields and demonstrate financial need. Deadline is January 31, 2024. For more information and application, visit https://futureofstemscholars.org/FOSSI/apply#panels-pane-card-list-card-list. 


Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Up to $1,000 first place award for 9th-12th grade high school, college, or graduate student including adult students. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education. The scholarship is named for Gen and Kelly Tanabe, best-selling authors on education, whose generous donations fund this program. Winners are chosen by a committee, which bases its decision primarily on the submitted personal statement. Requirements: legal resident of the U.S., and currently in school or planning to attend college or graduate school. Deadline is December 31, 2023. For more information and application visit https://www.genkellyscholarship.com/apply


Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship
The Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2016 honoring Gene Higginbotham, who dedicated 50 years to the pest management industry and Northeast Georgia communities. Variable scholarship amounts will be awarded to applicants who reside in an American Pest Control service location, service areas can be found at www.ampest.com. Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited college or university, must have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B average) and a 900 combined SAT score and/or ACT score of 17. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, coach, mentor, or community leader, a copy of most recent High School transcript and a copy of acceptance from a college or university. Application can be found on https://www.ampest.com/scholarship.html.  All required documents along with the application should be emailed to [email protected] by March 10, 2023.


Georgia United Credit Union Vernon E. Carne Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website http://gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected].


Georgia United Credit Union Polly Hinde Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected]


Georgia United Credit Union Dorothy Dusenberry Pirkle Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected].


Georgia United Credit Union Geraldine Tilson Scholarship
$5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected].


Georgia United Credit Union Monsignor Stephen Churchwell Scholarship 
$2,500 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected].


Georgia United Credit Union T. Randall Dennis Scholarship 
$2,500 scholarship. Applicants must be a high school senior graduating and entering an accredited college or technical school in 2023-2024. Applicants or their parent, guardian or grandparent must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Deadline is January 31, 2023, 11:59 pm, for more information, go to Georgia United Foundation's website gucufoundation.org/programs/scholarships or email [email protected].


Georgia Farm Bureau
Total $14,250 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree in agriculture, family and consumer sciences or a related field. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. The remaining seven students will each receive a $750 scholarship. Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or a legal guardian are a member of Georgia Farm Bureau. Applicants must plan to enter a unit of the University System of Georgia or Berry College during the academic year after graduation to pursue an undergraduate degree in agricultural and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agricultural field. For more information or to obtain an application, or go to www.gfb.org then select "GFB Programs" and then "FB Women" or call 770-922-3566.


Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship
The Foundation will award 10 scholarships of $3,000 each. The top 3 ranking applicants will be eligible for an additional $1,000 bonus. The purpose of the Georgia Foundation for Agriculture Scholarship for Agriculture is to assist outstanding high school students who plan to pursue a career focusing on agriculture and who exhibit leadership skills for active involvement in the agriculture sector. To be eligible, applicant must be a Georgia resident; be majoring in agriculture and environmental sciences, family and consumer sciences or a related agriculture field; finish high school within the year student is applying for the scholarship; be engaged in leadership activities in high school; must be planning to enroll in a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College or Emmanuel College, OR any accredited college/university in Georgia with an agriculture program during the 2023-2024 academic year; and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during their first semester of college. Application deadline is March 1, 2023. Click here to apply https://www.gafoundationag.org/scholarships.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Programs
$10,000 renewable scholarships awarded to eligible seniors; must demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent); be U.S. citizens; Application due early January; more information at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/


GEICC Scholarship
$1,000 each to five qualifying seniors/graduating a high school in the state of Georgia. A GPA of 2.5 or better is required to apply. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, creed, national origin, or disability. If selected, the recipient grants GEICC the right to use their name and photo(s) publicly for various publicity campaigns. Please provide a PDF version of your latest transcript and photo in order to complete this application. Deadline is Sunday, April 2, 2023, students must submit an application in its entirety no later than 5:00 p.m., click here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSco93mnNtF4rmsbcNUyLwcdlz7womzTDoFVGqwqW0Dbxzkwng/viewform, to begin the application process.


Get Into Energy Georgia Scholarship
A minimum of five $1000 scholarships are available to be awarded by Get into Energy Georgia (GIEGA). Get into Energy Georgia (GIEGA) is committed to informing the communities where we live and work that with the right education and training, you can begin a rewarding, well-paying energy career. GEICC was formed to bring together electric, nuclear, natural gas utilities, and energy industry construction employers to find ways to ensure a skilled workforce to meet future employment needs. Applicants must be a high school senior in the state of Georgia, minimum GPA of 2.5 or better is required to apply, scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, creed, national origin or disability. Deadline is  Sunday, April 2, 2023, no later than 5:00 p.m. Please provide a PDF version of your latest transcript and photo in order to complete this application. Click here to apply https://www.getintoenergyga.com/scholarship/#


Gunn Law Group Trusting Yourself Scholarship
$1,500 scholarship; two winners of this scholarship will receive an award of $1,500. In 750-1000 words, tell us how you tackled anxiety and uncertainty in a stressful situation with a difficult choice and learned to trust yourself in the process. To be eligible for this scholarship, candidates must email their full application (including the essay, resumé, and transcript) to [email protected] ; deadline January 31st. For more information and application, visit https://www.thegunnlawgroup.com/


Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Scholar Program
As a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, you will have access to HSF’s invaluable Scholar Support Services and be eligible to receive a scholarship, depending on available funds. Scholars are selected based on merit. Award amounts range from $500 - $5,000, based on relative need. Eligibility requirements, must be of Hispanic heritage, U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, or DACA, minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students, plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, public or not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the US, for the 2023-2024 academic year and must  submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable). Deadline is February 15, 2023. For more information and application please click here https://www.hsf.net/scholarship.


InspirASIAN Scholarship
$1,000 or $2,000; 43 scholarships awarded to students graduating high school in Georgia; open to all ethnicities. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of: scholastic and personal achievements, exhibited leadership, community involvement, work experience, letter of recommendation, and a personal essay. Application, information, and the process to submit the scholarship application at https://inspirasian.us/programs/scholarship-program/. Application due January 31 by 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time. Winners notified in April. InspirASIAN is a non-profit employee resource group of AT&T.  


Intoxalock Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship
Up to $3,000 award to a graduating high school senior, can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. Applicants must create an original 30 to 60 second Public Service Announcement (PSA) video on the dangers of drunk driving and ways in which it can be prevented. Applicants will need to upload their video on YouTube and then include the link to their video in the application form below. Be sure to mark your video as "Unlisted". Requirement: must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at an accredited two or four year U.S. college or university. Deadline is December 31, 2023. For more information and application visit https://www.intoxalock.com/scholarship/.



IVLA’s College Scholarship
Up to $1,000 award to a high school senior or undergraduate student with 1+ school year(s) remaining. The selection process is merit-based and determined by the creativity of a 500 word essay submitted through our website. Requirements: U.S. resident accepted to an accredited U.S. university, community college, or trade school, submit a 300 – 500 word essay, and have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Deadline is April 30th, 2024. For application and more information, visit https://internationalvla.com/college-scholarship-from-ivla/.



Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) perpetuates the memory of Jackie Robinson by providing generous four-year scholarships and comprehensive support services to highly motivated college students with financial needs to ensure their success and further develop their leadership potential. Requirements: be a graduating, minority high school senior, be a United States citizen, present evidence of financial need, demonstrate a record of academic excellence, demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service, plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college/university within the United States or affiliated with a United States based college or university, have not accrued more than 25% of credits needed to graduate from college. Deadline is January 10, 2024. For more information and application visit https://jackierobinson.org/apply/.


John Kennedy Profiles in Courage Essay Contest
Up to $10,000 awarded to first place, $3,000 awarded to second place, $1,000 to five finalists each and $100 to ten Semi-finalists each for The Profile in Courage Essay Contest. Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. The contest opens for submissions on September 1, 2023. Requirements are the following: essays can be no more than 1,000 words, but must be a minimum of 700 words, citations and bibliography are not included in the word count, essays must be the original work of the student, and essays must have a minimum of five sources. The contest deadline is January 12, 2024. For application and more information, visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest/contest-topic-and-information


Julian and Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship
Four one-time $1,000 scholarships awarded to seniors based on academic merit. Open to seniors across Georgia. To compete, students must be sponsored by a local community bank that is a member of the Community Bankers Association (list of member banks at http://web.cbaofga.com/search), must complete an activity record expressing their leadership activity in school, write a short essay on community banking, provide teacher recommendations and an official high school transcript. Scholarship is sponsored by the Community Bankers Association. Application at www.cbaofga.com/hester-scholarship1.html . Application must be delivered by April to Liberty First Bank, 1901 W. Spring Street, Monroe, Ga. 30655. For more information, contact [email protected] or 770-541-4490 or 800-648-8215.


Litner + Deganian Scholarship
$2,500 to a high school senior or current college student in Georgia planning to attend an accredited US college or university in the Fall semester; application due March 31. To apply, create a "Scared Straight" Driving Video to bring awareness and help improve driver safety in the United States. Requirements, application, and more information at http://www.litnerlaw.com/scholarship .


Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
$10,000 renewable each year, to a current high school senior with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA, or current college freshmen or sophomores with a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA. Planning to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in the U.S, demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. Citizen. Majoring or planning to major in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Math, Physics, Information Systems/Management Information Systems or Information Assurance. An effort will be made to give preference to applicants who have demonstrated leadership capabilities (evidenced by volunteerism, mentoring younger students, STEM-focused extracurricular activities, work experience). Have a compelling personal story and/or family circumstances such as being a member of a military family. Applications open in January and close in March. For more information and application please visit https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lm-scholarship-program.html


Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship
Up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients each year. The scholarship seeks to fund students pursuing associate degrees, credit-bearing certificates, or industry-recognized credentials in specific disciplines at an accredited vocational technical school, trade school, or two-year community college. Eligibility requirements: Be a U.S. citizen; Be a high school graduate (or GED equivalent), a high school senior graduating this academic year, or a current undergraduate student with less than a bachelor’s degree; Have not earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the upcoming academic year; Be currently enrolled or planning to enroll part- or full- time at a U.S. accredited vocational technical school, trade school, two-year community college or state college for the upcoming academic year; Be pursuing an associate degree, credit-bearing certificate or an industry-recognized credential, in one of the fields of study below, with an anticipated completion date within three years. Priority fields of study for the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship include: Computer & Information Sciences; Engineering; Engineering Technologies; Mechanic & Repair Technologies; Precision Production (such as Boiler making, CNC Machinist Tech, Machine Shop Tech, Machine Tool Tech, Metal Fabricator, Sheet Metal Tech, Tool and Die Tech, Welding); check the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship information webpage (link below) for details. Applications open in January and close in March. For more information and application please visit https://lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/communities/stem-education/lockheed-martin-vocational-scholarship.html or contact the Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program administrator at [email protected]


McDonald’s Positively Golden Scholarship
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and McDonald’s are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Sixty Three (63) scholars will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $15,000 for the 2023-2024 academic school year ($7,500 per semester), which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees. To apply, student must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior or senior attending HBCU during the 2023-2024 academic school year, current cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher, able to demonstrate leadership abilities, able to demonstrate a financial need and be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. Application deadline is March 27, 2023, click here to apply https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/black-and-positively-golden.html/.


MG Law Scholarship
$1,000 to any high school senior or current attendee of an institute of higher education inside the state of Georgia (including tech schools), it will be awarded August 1, 2021. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature for application to be considered. Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application. A student aid report (if available) showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered. The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by July. Claims made on the application will be verified before scholarship is awarded. All applications must be submitted electronically, click here for application form https://www.mg4law.com/scholarship/ 


Micklin Law Group Educational Scholarship
Up to two $1,000 awards, one per semester to different students. Twice-yearly needs-based scholarship opportunity to motivated students who may need a little financial assistance to obtain their degree. One scholarship will be awarded for spring and fall semester each year. Requirements: must be accepted into an accredited college in the United States. To apply, please complete the online application, all application materials must be received by the deadlines to be considered for the scholarship. Deadline is December 31, 2023, 2023, for Spring semester 2024. For more information and application visit  https://www.micklinlawgroup.com/scholarship/


National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth (NAEHCY) Scholarship
First Time Post-Secondary Student Scholarship of $5,000 awarded to at least three students who are under the age of 23 by September 1, 2023; deadline May 31st; visit https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/53be5dbe-d50f-48f4-b543-5981e2754357.
Back to School Support Scholarship of $500 awarded to three to four students who are prior NAEHCY scholars; deadline May 31st; visit https://www.cvent.com/c/abstracts/53be5dbe-d50f-48f4-b543-5981e2754357
For more information, visit https://naehcy.org/naehcy-scholarship-fund/


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Mu Mu Scholarship
Only Delta Mu Delta members (or students who will become members by June 15th) may apply. At the time of application, a student must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate business program where there is an active Delta Mu Delta chapter, an applicant may submit only one application, an applicant may win only one DMD Scholarship per year. Transcripts must be postmarked by June 15, 2023. The website for receiving online applications and recommendations will close at midnight (CST) on Wednesday, June 15, 2023. One recommendation MUST be from a Faculty or Staff Member at your current university, who can attest to your involvement in academic activities. Awards are based on scholastic achievement, leadership qualities, and character/ethical behavior. Click here to apply https://deltamudelta.org/scholarship-program/scholarship-application-rules/


Pak and McCray Law LLC Give Back to Georgia Scholarship
$1,000 to a high school senior in Georgia or college student enrolled in a two-year to five-year Georgia institution; minimum GPA is not required; eligibility information at http://pakandmcraelaw.com/scholarship . Application due April 27. To apply, create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how you give back to your community, how it has influenced your education, how it has shaped your career path or future goals and how this scholarship will help you reach your goals; Upload your video to YouTube. For more information, contact 513-444-2016 or [email protected] or go to http://pakandmcraelaw.com/scholarship


Phil Bennet Memorial Scholarship
The Georgia Collectors Association offers up to $1,500 in scholarship(s) each year divided among selected qualifying candidate(s). This scholarship is offered to high school seniors, college students, or those attending vocational training. 
Applicants must write an original essay (minimum of 1,000 words) on the “The Importance of Credit to a Young Person” And submit the attached application to Tammy Schoenberg, Executive Director for Georgia Collectors Association, Inc. at [email protected] Or by mail to Tammy Schoenberg Georgia Collectors Association c/o ACA International 3200 Courthouse Ln Eagan, MN 55121-1585 Phone: (952) 259-2101. Application deadline is May 29, 2023. Click here for more information and application GCA-Scholarship-Application_2023.pdf.


Power of Resilience Scholarship
Up to $1,000 award to a high school or college (undergraduate or graduate program) student. Students must submit a 1,000-word essay discussing when you were faced with a serious life challenge and how you overcame that challenge. In your essay, you should explain what you have learned, and especially what others can learn from your experience. Requirements: must show good academic standing with a GPA of at least 3.0, tell us which high school or college you currently attend, and an unofficial academic transcript. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is December 31, 2023. For more information and application visit https://scottglovsky.com/power-resilience-scholarship/

Ronald Reagan Scholarship
The Ronald Reagan Foundation is now accepting scholarships for high school seniors who showcase leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship. $10,000 renewable scholarship, up to $40,000 total for tuition and expenses, deadline is January 4, 2024. Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent, be a citizen of the United States of America, be a current high school senior attending high school within the United States, (including any U.S. territories or commonwealths), and graduating in winter 2023 or spring 2024. Homeschooled applicants and applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Applicant must plan to enroll in a full‑time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four‑year college or university in the United States for the entire 2024-2025 academic school year. For application and more information, visit https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/


Route to STEM Scholarship
$1000 awarded to three seniors. As part of our efforts to facilitate an increase in minority representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Route to STEM Foundation, Inc. awards annual scholarships to qualified applicants. This year, the following scholarships will be awarded: Route to STEM Scholarship, Route to HBCU STEM Scholarship and Route to FAMU STEM Scholarship. Must be from one or more racial/ethnic groups that are underrepresented in STEM, a high school senior who will graduate during the 2022-2023 academic school year, must be accepted to a degree program in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, at a Two-Year or Four-Year Institution, must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must submit a complete application packet by March 31, 2023. Click here for more information and application https://routetostem.org/scholarships/.


Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Foundation Scholarship
Tuition and expenses; The Shawn Carter Foundation (SCF) provides individual grants, paid directly to the educational institution, to every student who qualifies and is accepted as a recipient and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation up to six years and the age of 25. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel, and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Foundation Scholars are required to “give back” by conducting community service and/or serving as mentors to younger, aspiring SCF Scholars. Eligibility: Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree - High school seniors, students with GED diplomas, students enrolled in 2-year or 4-year undergraduate programs, students enrolled in vocational or trade schools; US citizen or Permanent Resident; 25 years old or younger; Minimum 2.0 GPA; Household income not exceeding $75,000; Deadline is April 30th. For information and application, visit https://rocnation.lnk.to/scfapp.


Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship
100 awards given of up to $5,000 to $25,000. The Live Mas Scholarship is looking for the next generation of innovators, creators and dreamers who have the passion to pursue their unique dreams and change the world. To apply, all you need to do is submit a video that is two minutes or less. Requirements: must be a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, at least 16 years of age and no older than 26 years of age, and on track to apply for or currently enrolled in accredited post-high school/post-secondary educational programs (including accredited two-and four-year colleges, universities, vocational-technical and trade schools). Deadline is January 4, 2024. For application and more information, visit https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/


The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. The 2024 application will be available August 1-October 2, 2023, for students who will graduate during the 2023-2024 academic year. Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school in one of the 50 U.S states who will graduate high school during the 2023-2024 academic school year, planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution and able to verify a minimum overall B/3.0 GPA in high school coursework. For application and more information visit https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/


The David & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund
$1000-$1500, nine annual scholarships and umbrella awarded to recipients on behalf of families and individuals invested in the support of education and leadership. Scholarships are one-time awards, each recipient is eligible for an award for an amount between $1000-1500. DDWSF Scholarship Recipients excel academically, engage in civic and religious acts of service, and demonstrate a commitment to use their education to give back to our local, state and national communities. Applicant must be a Graduating senior of a public high school (U.S.) and either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, applicants must plan to attend an accredited college or university and must have a GPA above 2.5. Applicants must complete and sign application, submit an official high school transcript, recent photo, letter(s) of recommendation (minimum 1), and must provide proof of college registration prior to receipt of award. Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2023. For additional information email [email protected], to apply click here http://wilsonfund.org/apply/.


The Dominguez Firm Collegiate Scholarship Award
$5,000 scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student in continuing their education with a credited university. Students must submit an essay between 500-700 words and/or a 1-2 minute video describing themselves and their aspirations of going to college. Graphic and creative presentations are welcomed. Students should describe why they are pursuing a higher education, what obstacles they have had to overcome, the lessons learned from those experiences, and most importantly, describe any prior community involvement and/or their intentions for the same after graduation. Requirements: student must be a US citizen or a permanent resident, must be a senior in high school or a first or second-year college/trade school student, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, must demonstrate involvement in community activities and must send an unofficial copy of their high school and/or college transcripts. Candidates should follow us on social media to stay updated regarding the winner. Deadline is December 31, 2023. For more information and application visit https://dominguezfirm.com/scholarships/


The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship 
The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship in the amount of $10,000 for the 2023-2024 academic year will be awarded to a woman who will begin attending an undergraduate women’s college in the United States or Canada in the Fall 2023 term. The successful candidate must possess a stellar high school record, provide outstanding references, must be a graduating high school senior, an unweighted GPA of at least a 3.7 and either a composite SAT score of at least 1350 or a composite ACT score of at least 27 with no single ACT score below 25. Applications, confidential letters of recommendation uploaded at our web site by recommenders, transcripts uploaded at our web site by high school counselors or registrars, and official reports of standardized test scores must reach us by February 1, 2023. For more information and application, click here https://thesunflowerinitiative.org/apply/. Women who have already completed one or more college semesters are not eligible.


The @HBCUAlum Scholarship - Book Scholarship
The @HBCUAlum Scholarship Committee will award multiple book scholarships valued at $750.00 to HBCU-BOUND Graduating Seniors. Eligibility requirements, must be a graduating senior enrolled in High School, plan to attend an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the Fall of 2023, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale) and submit an essay on "The Importance of HBCU's in the 21st Century" 500 word minimum. Application deadline is April 1, 2023. Click here to apply https://thehbcualum.com/blogs/news/2023-scholarship-application


The Mensa Foundation Scholarship Program
Up to $2,500 are awarded to students seeking higher education. Applicants do not need to be members of Mensa. They must be enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university in the academic year after application. They must write an essay explaining career, academic or vocational goals. Emphasis in judging will be placed on a goal statement that includes specific information on experience or steps taken toward the goal, persuasiveness (e.g., how your past achievements/experiences and your future planning increase the probability of reaching your goal), why you think that you will succeed, and grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Deadline is January 15, 2024. For application and more information, visit https://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/.


The Science Ambassador Scholarship
Full-tuition STEM scholarship for female and non-binary students, this scholarship is open to women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, technology, or math. Must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. There is no citizenship requirement, but students must be or planning to attend a college in the United States. Students must submit a video (3-minutes or less) about any STEM topic they are passionate about, not necessarily their field of study. Applications close December 13th, 2023 at 11:59PM CST. For application and more information, visit https://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/?fbclid=IwAR1x9QcAD8Ju_YDVMdkWHfCGfXmxTObSfMQuDl2zCsBSGr_K0Eg9egThuU8



The Warren Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Up to $1000 award to a student currently enrolled in or about to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program within the United States. This scholarship is an opportunity for students to share their stories of a difficult time in their life and how they have grown from it, and how they hope to use their past experiences to make a difference for others in the future. Applicants are asked to share a story about how they, or someone close to them, were injured, how it affected their life, and how they overcame this obstacle. Requirements: must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher, a resume with current contact information, a current academic transcript (clearly showing your Cumulative GPA), if not currently enrolled in a college or university, the applicant must provide proof of acceptance into their planned school for the upcoming academic semester and a 750-1,000 word essay describing a difficult situation in your life that you’ve grown from and how you hope to use your past experiences to make a difference in the lives of others. At the end of your essay, please include a short explanation of how, if chosen, you will use the scholarship funds to pursue your educational goals. Deadline is December 31, 2023. For more information and application visit https://warren-law.com/the-survivor-scholarship/


USDA 1890 Scholars Program Scholarship
Up to 4 years full-tuition. The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is available to high school seniors entering their freshman year of college, and rising college sophomores and juniors accepted to or attending one of the 1890 Land-Grant Universities (Alabama A&M University, North Carolina A&T State University, Alcorn State University, Prairie View A&M University, Central State University (Ohio), South Carolina State University, Delaware State University, Southern University (Louisiana), Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University, Fort Valley State University (Georgia), Tuskegee University, Kentucky State University, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Langston University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Lincoln University (Missouri), Virginia State University, West Virginia State University) in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food sciences, natural resource sciences, or related academic discipline(s). General requirements include U.S. citizenship, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a score of 1080 or more on the SAT or 21 or more on the ACT. The scholarship is renewable each year and is contingent on satisfactory academic performance and normal progress toward the bachelor’s degree. Application deadline/postmark date January 31. Click here for application links or email [email protected].


Walter Harrison Scholarship
$1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students attending any technical school or two- or four-year accredited college or university in Georgia. To apply for the Walter Harrison Scholarship through Snapping Shoals, you must reside in the household of, or be, a Snapping Shoals EMC consumer-member (electric customer) or employee. Launched in 1987, the scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. For more information, call 770-385-2888. Applications at www.ssemc.com/community.aspx


Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
One $10,000 scholarship and two $5,000 scholarships awarded to graduating U.S. high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Application deadline February 20. Application at http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm . For more information, contact 410-366-8343 or [email protected] 


VFW Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contest
The VFW Post 5290 Voice of Democracy speech contest for high schoolers and Patriot’s Pen essay contest for middle schoolers gives students a shot at monetary prizes on the state and national level; a $30,000 scholarship goes to the national VOD winner. VOD competitors must write and record a three to five minute essay on a theme on an audio cassette tape or audio CD.  PP competitors must write a 300-400 word essay on a theme. Both due November. For applications and for more information, go to www.vfw.org or contact Peter Elizabeth Wolfe at 770-278-8040 or [email protected].  




If you know of a scholarship that should be added to this list, please email [email protected] 
Again, that email address is R C P S I N F O @ rockdale dot K 12 dot G A dot U S