Scholarships are a great way to help finance a college education because they are essentially free money students can use to pay tuition, purchase books and supplies, and help with room and board.
Here are a few tips to help get you started:
- Contact the FINANCIAL AID OFFICE of the school where you apply for admission.
- Listen for announcements at school.
- Conduct scholarship searches online at sites such as Fastweb, GaFutures, and others to access applications for scholarships, grants and loans as well as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Check the eligibility criteria and deadlines before you apply for the scholarship.
- Check the HOPE scholarship, HOPE provides money to outstanding Georgia students who plan to attend college in Georgia.
Please visit these general scholarship website links to get started searching for free money
Alpha Delta Kappa - Alpha Epsilon Chapter Scholarship
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Army ROTC Bootstrap Scholarship
Please see the attached PowerPoint that gives a little more information, along with the application information below. Twenty to forty students in GA will get this scholarship. Scholarships are given for merit. Candidates will need to provide a resume that provides information about themselves. There is a commitment of military service for those who accept this scholarship. IF you are interested in this scholarship, please come up and alert your counselor. The county deadline for this is November 15.
Barack #256 Graduating Senior Scholarship
Graduating 12th grade seniors within your school are being granted an opportunity to apply with the potential of receiving one of four $500 (five hundred dollars) Barack Temple #256 Scholarship.
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This is an opportunity for a student to win a college scholarship for any 4-year accredited college of the students’ choice in the United States.
A wonderful scholarship opportunity for juniors and seniors and their teachers, if they win.
Juniors and seniors may enter to win a $1,000 scholarship for themselves and a $500 scholarship for their teacher.
The College Board has launched a new scholarship program with $5 million of scholarships each year, beginning with the class of 2020
Columbia County Democratic Party Scholarship
- Application deadline March 31, 2020
- All Applications must be sent electronically through email
Columbia County Merchant's Association Scholarship Scholarship Fund Program
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COL Charles Young Scholarship (Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc)
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The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills.This year, scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to over 800 students nationwide.
The Belk Scholarship will provide you comprehensive funding (tuition, fees, room and board) plus special study stipends that allow you great flexibility in the on- and off-campus opportunities you choose to explore. Those experiences, paired with our academic programs, deepen your intellect, maturity, and global understanding.
Delta Sigma Theta Dr. Louise A. Rice Scholarship
There is a $100,000 prize pool up for grabs, and winners can use the money as a scholarship to attend any college or university in the world, or as funding for their idea!
Scholarship opportunity available for college-bound seniors. This year I will be awarding two $1,000 scholarships. One boy and one girl will be chosen as scholarship recipients.
Each year, we award $750 in scholarships to high-achieving, high school students who have been affected in some way by the increasing prevalence of mental health challenges.
- The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the competition.
- Male and female students compete separately.
Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in a U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 500 national winners in late April. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with the 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)
The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc., continues to provide scholarships to deserving Georgia college students majoring in any garden-related subject in an accredited college or university in Georgia. Work Scholarships are also awarded to students for a designated number of hours to be worked at a public botanical garden.
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Up to five $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors involved in STEM
- Application deadline March 15, 2020
If you are a high school senior or college student in Georgia, and will be enrolled in a two-year to four-year institution, apply today for the Scholarship.
The 2020 Georgia Business Aviation Association Scholarship window opened October 1 2019 and applications window closes March 11th 2020.
- Be a Georgia high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent from an accredited Georgia school.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student or be accepted as a full-time student into an accredited / FAA approved college program pursuing an aviation-related certificate or undergraduate or graduate degree in the fields of flight technology, aviation maintenance technology, aviation operations, aviation management, or aeronautical engineering (applicants in other aviation disciplines will be considered).
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (college / high school, as applicable).
Listing of scholarships offered by Georgia Southern University
The Association will be awarding (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating seniors. Applications must be completed and returned to the Association by March 13, 2020.
Historical Society Student Scholarship
Scholarship: Columbia County Historical Society (CCHS) Student Scholarship
For: One student resident of Columbia County, Georgia who is an upcoming graduating high school senior of the Class of 2020, pursuing a college education as a History major or minor.
Schools: CSRA private, public, charter high school, or homeschooled. (The student must be a Columbia County “current resident”.)
Scholarship amount: $1,000 to be paid directly by the CCHS, to the higher education institution of the student’s choice
Scholarships are given to deserving students each year and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000
The first-place winner receives $10,000. Second-place receives $3,000. Five finalists receive $1,000 each. Eight semifinalists receive $100 each. Ten students receive honorable mention.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc Scholarship
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The Students of the Year Campaign is an eight-week initiative in which nominated High School students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter. Nominated students are selected as Student of the Year candidates via a committee. Selection is based upon an application submitted by each interested student. Candidates will raise money in honor of a youth patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate who raises the most money at the end of the eight weeks is named Student(s) of the Year. The Student of the Year will receive a $2,500 scholarship to a college or university of his/her choice. In addition, one candidate team will be awarded a Citizenship Award. The Citizenship Award winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to a college or university of his/her choice.
Lynda Goodwin Scholarship
The Pilot Club of CSRA seeks to sponsor a student for the Lynda Goodwin Scholarship offered by the Georgia District of the Pilot Club. This scholarship seeks to honor graduating seniors who have contributed outstanding volunteer service to their local community. We will interview each applicant and select the student from our area whom we feel has contributed the most in community service throughout their high school career. Their name will be forwarded to the state competition for final awards. Three scholarships of $1500 each will be given in Georgia. Completed Forms must be postmarked by January 17th.
This scholarship competition is open to students interested in pursuing a major in Mercer's School of Engineering. While on campus, students will have the opportunity to earn scholarships by demonstrating their math and verbal skills by completing a standardized test. In addition to the challenge, students will be able to meet Engineering faculty and students, tour labs and facilities, and tour our campus and residence halls.
This essay contest is a major project of The NSCDA held under the auspices of the Washington Workshops Foundation, a private nonprofit educational program in American government for high school students.
Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends, and tours of sites in our nation’s capital.
The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.
The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion or sex. All applicants must be United States citizens. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.
Omega Psi Phi International Essay Contest
Four College Scholarship Awards:
1st Scholarship: $5,000; 2nd Scholarship: $3,000; 3rd Scholarship: $2,000; 4th Scholarship: $1,000
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc 2020 Annual Scholarship Awards
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Every year PEO awards the STAR Scholarship to a young woman who is a senior. She is among the amazing young women who serve to perpetuate all that is right and good in her school, community and world. She may not be the top student although STAR requires a 3.0 or better unweighted GPA but she works diligently to produce the best she has to offer. She is actively involved in a wide variety of activities and is a positive role model for her peers. She is involved throughout her high school years in ways to improve her local community, her state or perhaps the world. She may not be known by everyone, but her references know her well and take the time to present her in the brightest lights. She is a kind and caring citizen making others feel comfortable is her trademark. She is the girl with that special sparkle the one who brightens your day. She offers the promise of a vibrant, productive future for herself and society.
Richard (Dick) Benjamin Scholarship
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Rotary of Augusta High School Speech Contest
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Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Scholarship
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is offering scholarships to sons and daughters of SRNS employees.
Fifteen Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Family Scholarships, worth a total value of
$45,000, will be awarded in 2020. Recipients are selected on the basis of general
ability, leadership, scholastic assessment and achievement. Final awards are made
by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions as appropriate; recipients will be announced in
Incoming students may be offered a scholarship or other awards from SCAD based on demonstrated academic and/or co-curricular achievement, including leadership, volunteer work, community service or involvement, and artistic accomplishment. Scholarships are available to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Students who wish to be considered for achievement scholarships may be asked to provide additional materials as part of their application for admission.
Stolkin Temple No 22 Scholarship
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Udacity is offering 50 Nanodegree scholarships, funded by AT&T, FREE to military spouses, veterans and military-connected children age 14-23. Managed by MCEC, the applications are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Rising high school seniors may apply for the scholarship as early as mid-June between junior and senior year. A National Board awards 4-year and 3-year advance-designee scholarships worth up to $57,000.
If you are interested in the Presidential Scholar program, please complete the appropriate application listed below and alert your school counselor. Deadline for submission to the county is Nov. 1st. Please click on the link for more details on the program.
WACE, on behalf of the nine WACE Partner Institutions, is pleased to announce and sponsor its
Eighteenth Annual National Co-op Scholarship Program.
As the largest independently sponsored merit co-op scholarship program
in the United States, WACE will award up to 160 merit co-op scholarships for a total value of $4,200,000.
These merit co-op scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors
and transfer students who plan to participate in
college cooperative education at one of our Partner Institutions
listed on the Scholarship Partners tab.
The Harrison scholarship is named in honor of a leader in the state and national electric cooperative movements. The Harrison Trust awards several $1,000 scholarships statewide to high school seniors and undergraduate students of any age attending a vocational school or two-or-four year accredited college or university in the state of Georgia.
Our founder, Walter J. Brown, believed college education provided the best avenue towards success and fulfillment. In 1970, he established a private Foundation to support that belief. The Watson-Brown Foundation scholarships are awarded to students from communities in and near the Savannah River valley where Brown was raised and spent the majority of his adult life.