For non-traditional students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree whose primary residence in is Forsyth County, Ga. Applications for this scholarship are accepted between July and September each year. Check website details: www.ngcf.org
The ACT Video Contest
11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to submit an original video answering the question, "Why Take the ACT?" 1st prize is $5000, 2nd prize is $2500; 3rd prize is $1000. 7 other finalists will receive $500! Go to http://act.openfilm.com for more information.
The Bryan Scholarship @ Davidson College
Valued at over $30,000 annually to 2 scholar athletes (one woman; one man); Academic and personal excellence; strong promise of significant impact in their classes and in their lives on campus; potential significant success in Davidson's NCAA Division I athletic program. Up to 3 nominees per school. Talk to your counselor if interested.
"A GPA Isn't Everything" Scholarship by Cappex
Go to www.cappex.com/scholarships for more information.
Sun Trust Off to College Sweepstakes
$1000 scholarships offered to students. Free to enter and eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need. 15 chances to win with one winner chosen every two weeks from October to May. Enter online at www.offtocollege.info beginning on 9/16/2011
10/2011 thru 5/2012
William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars Program at Washington University in St. Louis
Exhibit a great capacity for service and leadership, as well as academic excellence. Especially interested in students who exhibit qualities of maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community. Students must be nominated. See your counselor if you are interested. Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial tuition scholarships, renewed each year for the duration of the degree program. This is a merit based program. Go to http://admissions.wustl.edu for more information.
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. Visit http://www.nfib.com for details
Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship
Open to students graduating in May 2012. Must submit an online application by the deadline. Must have participated in at least one sport, be a leader in the school and community. Visit www.wendysheisman.com for additional guidelines.
Colored Rocks Foundation Scholarship
Limited to young men of color who are attending high school in Georgia and who are expecting to graduate in 2012. Fifteen prizes will be awarded ranging from $3500 (first place) to $50 (honorable mention). Contestants judged on written composition. See paperwork in counseling office, or go to www.coloredrocks.org for more information.
Coca Cola Scholars Program
Many scholarships available to seniors. Go to www.coca-colascholars.org for more information and to register. There are over 250 scholarships through the Coca-Cola Foundation. Must be a current HS senor; planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US post-secondary institution; have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 at end of JR year of HS. Applicants may not be children or grandchildren of employees, officers, or owners of Coca Cola bottling companies, company, or divisions or subsidiaries.
"I don't want to pay for college" Scholarship by Cappex
Go to www.cappex.com/scholarships for more information.
UNIVISION 34’S “Liga de Campeones” (League of Champions)
UNIVISION 34’S “Liga de Campeones” Scholarship is designed to motivate Latino youth in the Atlanta area to pursue higher education. Each month starting in November, 2011, and ending in May, 2012, Univision will review complete application packages received. Univision and the scholarship sponsors will select two (2) applicants each month to receive the $1,000 scholarship subject to the terms herein. The selection of the scholarship recipients shall be based on the student’s academic success, athletic achievement and/or involvement in the community, as well as on the higher education desires of the student.
Each month starting in November 2011, and ending in May, 2012, Univision will review complete application packages received.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
This opportunity honors young people who have gone above and beyond in volunteerism. Go to http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit. Click on the Apply Now link. After you apply the application must be submitted to your counselor for consideration. Possible $1000 award or more.
North Carolina State University - Park Scholarship
The Park Scholarships are named for the late Roy H. Park ’31, an NC State alumnus who created the charitable Park Foundation, dedicated to education, media, and the environment. Approximately 45 scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding high school seniors for undergraduate study in any discipline at NC State. This is a full ride scholarship. Go to http://www.ncsu.edu/park_scholarships/about/index.php for more information.
Ron Brown Scholar Program
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (a public 501(c)3 charity) is a national program benefiting academically-talented, highly motivated African-American high school seniors who have demonstrated financial need, social commitment and leadership potential. Visit www.ronbrown.org to apply.
11/01/2011 and 01/09/2012
4th Annual Freedom in Academia Student Essay Contest
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is pleased to announce this scholarship opportunity. HS seniors from across the US are invited to write an in-depth essay explaining why Free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education and how abuses of these rights harm the college experience. Go to www.thefire.org/contests for more information. First place is a $5000 scholarship; second place is a $2500 scholarship; runners up will receive a $1000 college scholarship. Winners are announced on December 16.
Get In the Way Project – Video Contest
Enter this video contest to help get the word out about teen dating violence prevention. The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). You are asked to make a short creative video that promotes the ways teenagers can ensure safe and positive relationships. All teens should be free from abuse – no one deserves to be verbally, physically, or sexually abused. Create a 60 second video about teen dating abuse and prevention and what teens can do to stop it in its tracks. It is important that your video show how important it is for teens to make dating violence their business. Top winning videos will be featured in the product that is being created by the CDC. First place receives $500, second and third receive $100 each. For more information, rules and guidelines, please visit the Facebook group “Engaging Teen Bystanders PSA Contest”.
Presbyterian College Scholarships
Presbyterian College offers a strong scholarship program in addition to its need-based aid program. Visit the site at http://www.presby.edu/finaid/pcscholarships.html
11/15/2011 and 02/15/2012
Susan G. Komen Scholarship Fund
These awards aid college students facing significant financial burdens due to the loss of a parent (or guardian) to breast cancer or their own breast cancer diagnosis at age 25 or younger. The scholarship awards $10,000 per year (for up to four years) to a student to attend a state university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Komen scholarship recipients are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. Scholarship recipients serve as Komen Collegiate Ambassadors and must volunteer their time to breast cancer awareness activities for at least 20 hours per semester. For more information and to apply for this scholarship, please visit www.komen.org/scholarship.
KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
Open to high school seniors with entrepreneurial drive, strong perseverance, demonstrated financial need and who want to pursue a college education at an accredited public institution in the state they reside. Students selected for this scholarship are eligible to receive up to $20,000 to complete a bachelor's degree program. Visit http://www.kfcscholars.org/
Boston University scholarship covering full undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees for up to four years. Recipients typically rank in the top 5–10% of their class and demonstrate exceptional records of service and activity in their schools and communities. For more information visit: http://www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee
Auburn University: Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering
Must complete application to Auburn University as well as a FASFA by the deadline. Applications available for many different scholarships at http://www.eng.auburn.edu/students/schfi/dept/index.html
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
A program of the Sodexo Foundation which recognizes students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America. Recipients receive $5000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. Please read the entire application for eligibility and rules. Go to www.sodexofoundation.org/hunger_us/scholarships/scholarships.asp for all the details and applications
Violet Richardson Award Program
Open to young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who volunteer extensively in the community. Awards are for $1,000. Visit http://www.soroptimist.org for more details.
"High School Innovator of the Year" Scholarship & "Lead with your Heart" Scholarship. Go to www.cappex.com/scholarships for more information. These are excellent opportunities. Award Amounts for both are $5000.
John F. Kennedy 2012 Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by JFK in Profiles of Courage. All guidelines for the essay and structure/format of essay can be found at www.jfklibrary.org. First place winner receives $5000 cash award and a $5000 529 College Savings Plan. Second place receives a $1000 cash award; and up to five finalists will receive $500 cash award. This is open to any US High School student in grades 9-12.
The BURGER KING® Scholars Program
Numerous awards for eligible high school seniors, and Burger King employees. Win a $50,000, $25,000, $5,000 or $1000 scholarship. The foundation has added many new awards to mark their 10th anniversary. Visit: http://www.haveityourwayfoundation.org/bksp_scholarship_eligibility.html for details.
The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
High school seniors are eligible if they are minority students (African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students) with significant financial need to reach their highest potential. Other requirements can be found at http://www.gmsp.org
Sawnee EMC Foundation Scholarship
To be eligible, a student's permanent residence must be served by Sawnee EMC and they must be a senior at a public or private school in Sawnee's seven-county service area, or home schooled at a residence served by Sawnee EMC.
The scholarship must be used at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Essay is required and a personal interview. Visit http://www.sawnee.com/round_up
The J. Ollie Edmunds Distinguished Scholarship Program at Stetson University
The scholarship pays expenses for four years at Stetson for students who exhibit exemplary academic and personal leadership. Edmunds Scholars, in addition to their academic abilities and intelligence, must have strong character and integrity along with the potential to be outstanding leaders. Visit http://www.stetson.edu/administration/admissions/edmunds
Optimist Club Essay Contest
The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club is sponsoring its annual essay contest for local high school students. The topic for this year’s essay contest is “How My Positive Outlook Benefits My Community,”This contest is open to all high school students who are under age 18, as of December 31, 2011. The prize for this year’s winner is a $2500 scholarship and the opportunity to compete at the Zone and International levels. All essays must comply with the submission guidelines to be accepted and to compete in the contest, so please be sure to read everything carefully. Essay submissions should be delivered to Mrs. Tise’s classroom (room 1557 West Campus) on or before the submission deadline for prompt delivery to the Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club. http://www.optimist.org/e/visitor/scholarships.cfm
West Lanier – Georgia Tech Alumni Scholarship
Open to students who plan on attending Georgia Tech in the Fall semester 2012. Go to this link to complete the application:
https://gtalumni.org/registrations/scholarshipapplication2012/responses/new This group will be giving out seven (7) $1000 scholarships to Forsyth County students.
Ronald McDonald House Charities- U.S. Scholarship Program
Many scholarships available to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Check www.rmhc.orgfor more details
Better Business Bureau’s Student of Integrity Scholarships
BBB will give six $1000 scholarships. There is no limit to the number of students who may enter from any one school. The student must be a senior graduating in 2012. Winners will receive a phone call after the judging process has been completed. All entries must be sent in a two pocket folder or other binder for judging purposes. http://atlanta.bbb.org/2012-requirements-for-student-of-integrity-scholarship/
Georgia Civitan Scholarships
Alice Dodd Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service 1st place is $1200 and second place is $800. Bobby Dodd Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service (Awarded to a physically challenged student.) 1st place is $1200 and second place is for $800. This Scholarship is available for any senior. For more information visit: http://www.georgiacivitan.org/html/foundation.html
Postmarked by 01/31/2012
Columbus State University Honors Scholarships
Honors scholarships are competitively awarded each year to entering freshmen who meet the minimum CSU Honors Program admission requirements. Freshmen are eligible for annual, renewable scholarships of up to $2,500, which may be renewed for up to four-years. A one-time study abroad scholarship of up to $3,200 may be used when the Honors scholar reaches their junior year. Active participation in the CSU Honors Program is required for scholarship renewal. Visit http://honors.columbusstate.edu/scholarships.php
Columbus State University- Servant Leadership Program
Awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership potential by holding leadership positions in school and/or community organizations and/or a demonstrated commitment to participating in community service. Students must also demonstrate potential for academic success. The award is $2,500 per year, given in four payments. Awards are renewable for up to four years, given that the recipient maintains the obligations of the program. The application deadline for entering freshmen is January 31st of each year and includes a written application, essay, recommendations and an in-person interview. Visit: http://servant.columbusstate.edu/
Georgia Southern University Scholarships
Scholars’ Day will be held on February 24 and 25, 2012, and is by invitation only. This event is for students who have a 1200 SAT score (critical reading and math only) or a 27 composite ACT score. Students who are selected for this event will have the opportunity to interview with faculty and staff for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
The Southern LEAD Conference will be held on March 3, 2012, and is for students who have shown outstanding leadership in their high schools and involvement in their communities. Students must have an 1100 SAT (critical reading and math) or a 24 composite ACT and a 3.0 GPA in order to be considered for the Southern LEAD Scholarship.
Students who meet the requirements for Scholars’ Day or Southern LEAD need to submit a scholarship application and complete their admissions application by February 1, 2012.
2/1/2012 to be considered for Scholars Day or Southern LEAD programs
Davidson Fellows Scholarship 2012
Awards $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories include Math, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy, and “Outside the Box”. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, DC with Congressional meetings and a special reception. Details about how to apply and the 2012 application can be found online at www.davidsongifted.org/fellows
Best Buy Scholarships
For students in grades 9 – 12, they will award 1200 scholarships of $1000 each. Students need solid grades plus community service or work experience to apply. Apply online at www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com or www.at15.com
Kids Who Care Awards
Sponsored by the Junior League of Atlanta and 11Alive Television, the Kids Who Care Awards are given to outstanding students in grades 9 – 12 who have a special commitment to volunteerism. Students receive scholarships for $1100 and will be featured on 11Alive. All the information can be found at www.11alive.com/life/community/story.aspx?storyid=29076
The program awards $1,000 college scholarships to rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.” Scholarships will be awarded to students who successfully complete the program and will be paid to the students’ colleges and universities of choice in the fall of 2013. Visit http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=18295
GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education. The inaugural recipients each will receive $40,000 in college scholarships and attend an awards ceremony in Simi Valley, California. Visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx
Georgia Farm Bureau
Scholarships will be awarded to the top ten students who confirm they are majoring in agriculture or a related field. The top three students will each receive a scholarship of $3,000. Each winner will receive $1,500 for the first year of college upon confirmation of their major and college/university. The applications must first be approved and signed by the county Farm Bureau president where the application is being accepted before being submitted. (Forsyth County FB is 770-887-5245. Visit http://www.gfb.org/programs/aic/EducationLinks.htm
Liga de Campeones Scholarship Program
Univision 34 Atlanta realizes the needs and challenges that face Hispanic youth. Scholarship recipients will receive a personal profile on Univision 34 Atlanta, a $1000 academic reward, featured interview in “Nuestra Georgia” community affairs program and recognition at the end of year banquet in their honor. Applications are available in the counseling office.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program
Open to high school seniors who plan to enroll full time at a four year college or university in 2012. It is for those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry. All the program details and application materials can be found online at www.buickachievers.com. Scholarships up to $100,000 available, awarded at up to $25,000 a year. This is a great opportunity.
Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) Scholarship
Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who have relocated with their families to the Atlanta are in the last four years. Please find the application and requirements at this website: http://www.marcatlanta.org/resources_community.cfm
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Scholarships (multiple)
There are several scholarships offered through this organization. Please go to the website, click on the “scholarship” link on the left hand side of the page to view all that is offered. www.cfgreateratlanta.org
Don & Kathryn Glover Educational Scholarship Fund
This is a new scholarship offered through the Community Foundation that is available to graduating seniors at FCHS. It will award one $500 scholarship this year to a student pursuing a degree in education. The application can be found online at www.ngcf.org. Click on the link “Scholarships” at the top of the page for a listing. Applications should be submitted to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling office. If you sent them directly to the foundation, it is okay, they will get them back to the school for consideration.
Georgia FFA Scholarship: James G. Harris Memorial Scholarship
The James G. Harris Memorial Scholarship is for men and women interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture. The scholarship is given in honor of the late James. G. Harris. James G. Harris was a dedicated agriculture teacher, FFA advisor, and later, Vocational Supervisor at Forsyth County High School. He made many outstanding contributions to his community and state. This scholarship honors his memory. To apply for the James G. Harris Memorial Scholarship, complete this application form, including an advisor’s statement and principal’s signature. Submit the completed application and a 1 page resume to the State FFA Office. Go to http://www.georgiaffa.org/index.php?page=applications and scroll down to the scholarships for a copy of the application. Visit the counseling office if you cannot get it online. All applications must be postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered.
Georgia Southwestern University Scholarships
They offer numerous scholarships for freshmen who plan on attending Georgia Southwestern University in Fall 2012. To apply for all scholarships an incoming freshman must be accepted to the college and complete the Freshman Scholarship Application (available on the Georgia Southwestern website or in the FCHS Counseling office). Review of scholarships will take place immediately following the priority deadline.
Georgia United Credit Union Scholarships
Students are encouraged to apply for the Vernon E. Carne scholarship – first place is $3000, second place $2000, third place is $1000 and then there are top 8 runners up who will each get $500. Program focuses on a short essay of 250 words or less. The topic is on the application. https://georgiaunitedcu.org/interior/about/downloads/2012Scholarship.pdf There are also additional scholarships under the “catholic member group section” of their website which includes an Archbishop emeritus John Francis Donoghue Scholarship award. First place for that award is $1500 and second place is $1000.
Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
They award scholarships in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. The link for complete information and details is http://georgiafiresprinkler.org/contest.php
Encourages HS student teams to identify an environmental issue that has a local, national, and global implication - and to provide a viable, replicable solution. Open to any HS student grades 9 - 12. Top prizes will include tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money. Go to www.wecanchange.com for all the details about this challenge.
Must be a graduating female with at least one parent of Hispanic or Latino heritage, must matriculate at a US accredited college or university full time during the 12-13 school year (regardless of legal status), GPA of a 3.0 or higher, attend a public high school in Atlanta Metro area, have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community service, extracurricular or other related activities. Please submit all required documentation and application by the deadline. Applications are available in the counseling office.
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY)
SAMMY or the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year is a scholarship for high school seniors. Winning this scholarship means a $7,500 worth of fund for college education plus an all-expense paid trip to an exciting awards ceremony at Disney Wide World of Sports’ Milk House in Florida and an induction into the Milk House Hall of Fame! You will be asked to write an essay about “How Milk Has Helped In My Academics and/or Athletics”. Nominations can be made at http://www.sammyapplication.com
Sawnee Woman’s Club
Essay contest open to all seniors who are residents of Forsyth County and who are planning to attend college next year. Students must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. First place wins $2000 and second place receives $1000. Excellent local opportunity. Come to the counseling office for a copy of the application. You can also go to their website for more information: http://sawneewomansclub.org
Atlanta Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship
Seniors may apply for this scholarship which is sponsored by the Atlanta Area Panhellenic Association. Women who apply must plan on attending an accredited school with NPC sororities on campus, but they are not obligated to join a sorority. Go to www.atlantapanhellenic.org and click on the “scholarships” link on the left hand side of the page for all the details of how to apply.
FCHS Common Scholarship Application
Please complete this application to be considered for some local scholarships distributed at Senior Night in May. Please submit to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling department. Applications can be found on the counseling website after January 5.
3/29/2012 by 4pm
P.E.O. Chapter BN Scholarship 2012
Applications are available in the counseling office for this $250 scholarship. This is a local organization giving money to one student who has a minimum C+ average, participated in at least one service or sports organization, be a female graduating senior from Forsyth Central High School. Must have been admitted to public post-secondary school. Turn in your application by the deadline to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling office for consideration.
3/29/2012 by 4pm.
Carolyn Gravitt Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given in memory of Mrs. Carolyn Gravitt. As the First Lady of the City of Cumming for 27 years, she was dedicated to her family and to serving the people of Cumming and Forsyth County. Student applying for this scholarship must be a US citizen, Forsyth County Resident for one year, attending an accredited college or vocational school, passed the GHSGT, and be a graduate of FCHS in the year of scholarship application. Applicants for the scholarship will be chosen on the basis of anticipated major in Family & Consumer Sciences or Cosmetology; academic achievement; participation in extracurricular activities and community service, good school attendance. The application is available in the counseling office for interested students.
DeSana Educational Fund, Inc. 2012
The DeSana Scholarship is given to a student who is a resident of Forsyth County for a minimum of one year prior to submission of application; be accepted for enrollment as a full time student in an accredited college or vocational school; be a Forsyth County high school graduate in the year applying for scholarship. Applications will be considered on the basis of financial need demonstrated by leadership skills, extracurricular activities, academic performance, academic and other scholastic awards, and community involvement. Scholarship is chosen by a committee composed of the Board of Directors of the DeSana Educational Fund, Inc. Decisions are final. This is an award for $5,000 which will be awarded and distributed over a four year period. Please come and get an application from the counseling office if you are interested in applying. All details for this application are in the packet. Applications must be submitted by the deadline to the FCHS counseling office.
Deadline has been changed to 4/9/2012 by noon.
In order to apply for this $500 award you must write two small essays. To be considered eligible you must be between 16-25 by the deadline, submit answers to the essay questions which can be found on the application page, have at least one full year of college remaining at the time of the award, have a GPA of 2.5 or greater, be a citizen of the US or Canada. Go to www.odenzascholarships.com/awards/8/eligibility_odenza_marketing_scholarship.php for the application and details.
Piedmont College Music Scholarships
Music scholarships are available to all students who qualify through audition. Scholarship amounts may vary from $500 to $ 2,500. Visit http://www.piedmont.edu/pc/index.php/music-scholarships for more information.
Gainesville State College Scholarships
GSC offers the Dean’s Scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to further their education at GSC. There is a scholarship competition that will take place on 4/28/2012 from 8:30 – 12:00pm on the Gainesville campus of GSC. The day will consist of a continental breakfast, interviews, campus tours and an informational session about Gainesville State College. The Dean’s Scholarship is a one year, non-renewable scholarship for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. The President’s Leadership Scholarship is renewable for a second year if the student successfully meets all program expectations. Any student who wishes to participate in this scholarship competition must apply to GSC by April 1, 2012, must be a first time freshman who enrolls full time for Fall 2012, must complete the FAFSA application by June 1, 2012, must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA AND a minimum combined SAT score of 1100 (Critical Reading & Math only), or an ACT of a 24; must return a completed application along with all attachments together to the office of admissions, postmarked no later than 4/13/2012 if mailed. If you have questions, please contact Katie Durham at email@example.com
Forsyth County Retired Educators Association Scholarship (FCREA)
7th Annual Scholarship for $750 to a deserving senior from one of the five eligible high schools who will be attending college in the Fall and who is planning to major in education. Applicants must be in good standing with their prospective school and must be planning to pursue a career in teaching. Applications are available in the counseling office and need to be turned into Mrs. Santiago by the stated deadline.
Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship
These scholarships are open to Georgia high school seniors who will be entering a Georgia college, university or trade school (two year program or more). CBA will award at least four $1,000 scholarships to this year's candidates of the Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship. The applications must be submitted to the Association through a CBA member community bank. Contact the CBA to obtain a list of community banks in your area, and then contact the bank to ask for sponsorship. Contact Ms. Lindsay Greene at 770-541-4490 if you have questions or for a list of BCA community member banks. Visit http://www.cbaofga.com/?page=Scholarship&hhSearchTerms=scholarship
Gamma Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
This scholarship is open to women graduates seeking a career in education. Students must be attending college in Fall 2012 to become an educator. The award is for $500. Applications can be submitted to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling office or sent directly to Ms. Horsley at Daves Creek Elementary School.
Upper Chattahoochee River Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship
Offers scholarships to Forsyth County graduating seniors. Applicants must plant to attend a college or university within the state of Georgia during the 2012-2013 academic year to pursue an undergraduate degree in agriculture or family and consumer sciences. Applications are available in the counseling office and should be returned when completed to Mrs. Santiago.
FCHS Football Scholarship 2012
FCHS Football Scholarship 2012 is open to graduating seniors who played football during their school years. Please complete the application in the counseling office and see Mrs. Santiago for details.
Edward L. Woods Scholarship
This scholarship is for HS seniors preparing to graduate. It is an essay of 2000 words sponsored by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Please see the application and essay topic in the counseling office. Must be mailed or hand delivered by the stated deadline. First prize is $1500; second prize is $1000 and third prize is $750.
Mailed or Hand delivered to the VFW by 4/14/2012
Bethel Memorial Scholarship through Chi Psi Fraternity.
This scholarship is for students who are attending Georgia Institute of Technology. It is for $1000 to a qualified young MAN entering Ga Tech in the Fall of 2012. The written application must be accompanied by an official transcript and must be postmarked by the deadline. Finalists must attend an interview during the month of June in the metro Atlanta area. Winner will be announced at a banquet in August. Applications are available in the counseling office, but must be mailed to the address on the application.
Forsyth- Cumming Optimist Club Scholarship
Offering four $1,000 scholarships for qualified students. Must submit information about financial need as well as application. Winners will be announced at honor night. Applications available in the counseling office.
This is a $500 scholarship sponsored by the Whitney & Couch Orthodontics practice in Cumming, GA. The application is located in the counseling office and should be submitted in essay format. The chosen recipient must have been a former or active patient in this dental practice. Applications need to be submitted to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling office by the posted deadline.
Visine – Students with a Vision Scholarship Program
The first annual Visine Students with a Vision Scholarship Program is offering a one-time $5,000 scholarship to students who have demonstrated a clear vision or goal for their future. High school seniors and current college students with a minimum GPA of a 2.8 may submit an online application. Recipients will be selected on a basis of academic achievement, school and community involvement, financial need and demonstrated vision or goal. Go to http://aim.applyists.net/Vision for more information and application
Lynn Anderson Memorial Scholarship 2012
Given each year to the female honor graduate who we think best exemplifies the character of Lynn herself. Lynn was tragically killed in an auto accident on her way home from school Memorial Day weekend 1984. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must write and submit an essay that addresses several points. Please see specific requirements on the application in the counseling office. All essays are due to Mrs. Santiago in the counseling office by the posted deadline. This is typically a $1000 scholarship paid directly to the college.
4/17/2012 at 4pm.
Ducktown Masonic Lodge Scholarship
This scholarship is given by the Ducktown Masonic Lodge. Please come to the counseling office for a copy of the application. All applications are due back to Mrs. Santiago by the stated deadline.
4/17/2012 at 4pm.
Richard B. Neville Jr Memorial Scholarship
This is given in memory of Judge Richard Neville. This scholarship has been awarded since 1984. It is for $1000 to a male AND female student. Please see the application in the counseling office for the qualifications and selection criteria. All applications are due back to Mrs. Santiago by the stated deadline.
A scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a Key Club member in good standing, recognizing distinguished efforts in academics and community and volunteer service. See the application in the counseling office if you would like to apply for additional criteria. Must be completed by the student and signed by your school counselor. Please turn into Mrs. Santiago by the deadline stated.
4/20/2012 at 4pm.
Run for a Reason Scholarship
Provides collegiate financial assistance for high school seniors who will be graduating from a Forsyth County School. A special road race in the Cumming City Park on May 19 will be held as a fundraiser for the scholarship. More participation in the race = more money that will be raised for the chosen scholarship recipient. This scholarship particularly pertains to students with at least a 2.5 GPA and those who participate in healthy lifestyle activities and extracurricular involvement. Please pick up a copy of the application in the counseling office or visit www.Run-for-a-Reason.com for more information.
Braves & Publix High School Scholarship Program
Six $2000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated strong community service involvement as well as solid academic performance during their HS careers. Please see the application, qualifications, and requirements in the counseling office. Go to http://braves.com/scholarships for more information and an application.
2012 Student View Scholarship Program
2012 Student View Scholarship Program is for High school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average, no essay required no lengthy application forms, no application fees. Simply log on to www.studentview.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. See website for details and deadlines. http://www.student-view.com/
Will Davison Memorial Scholarship
Founded in memory of William Clay Davison who passed away on July 25, 2007 from SIDS. It has been important to his family that young people continue to have the ability to pursue professions and academic careers in fields that serve others. The WDMSF has been established through contributions from the community and loved ones to main the memory of this young man. Open to any graduating senior attending a Forsyth County School. One scholarship will be awarded per school to a student that meets the criteria listed on the application. Applications are available in the counseling office.
Association of Equipment Management Professionals Foundation Scholarship
Every year the AEMP Foundation awards numerous scholarships valued at up to $2,000 each. Recipients must meet academic requirements each semester to continue to qualify and renew on a yearly basis. The AEMP Foundation offers thousands of dollars to students attending qualified schools offering a two year, diesel technician program. Visit http://www.aemp.org/about/foundation/scholarship.html for details
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Delta Chapter (UGA)
Three ‘Balanced Man” scholarships in the amounts of $1000, are to be awarded to three outstanding freshman men entering UGA in the fall of 2012. Students are not obligated to join Sigma Phi Epsilon to win the scholarship. Applications in the counseling office or online at www.sigepuga.com.
This scholarship was established at the University of Georgia in memory of Mr. Boling’s wife and children. Please come to the counseling office to read over the requirements and application. Students must be a graduating high school senior from Forsyth County Schools who will be attending UGA Fall 2012. Must also complete the FAFSA application, have extracurricular activity participation, potential to make a positive contribution to society, be of good character, provide two letters of recommendation, and complete the application by the stated deadline. Application and ALL supporting documents must be sent to Nancy Ferguson at UGA. Address is on the application. Materials must be received by the deadline!
North Fulton Hospital Volunteer Services Scholarship 2012
This program rewards and recognizes outstanding individuals who intend to pursue a career in the human health care field. Typical scholarship awards are between $1000 and $3000. Applications are judged without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, or handicap. Please see all the requirements for this scholarship in the counseling office. Pick up a copy of the application in the counseling office or go to http://www.nfultonhospital.com/en-US/ourServices/communityServices/Pages/Volunteer%20Scholarship%20Program.aspx for the application online.
The MSG Foundation is very pleased to announce its latest program, a scholarship to a local Forsyth County High School graduate. This is a relatively small award, but for a deserving student, it may make a huge difference. Our selection will not be solely on academic merit, but will include community service involvement and financial need. The student will be required to be accepted and enrolled for the fall semester. All applications are due to Mrs. Santiago, counseling secretary no later than 4pm on the stated deadline.
B. Davis Scholarship
Go to www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about this particular scholarship and apply. The amount for this scholarship is $1000.
Café II Nido Scholarship
A $500 scholarship offered to a deserving hard working student between the ages of 15 & 21. Must be a resident of Canada or US, and in HS or College (including trade schools or 2 year colleges), and must answer the essay question on the application (500 words or less). Go to www.cafeilnido.net/finediningvancouver.html for the application and eligibility.
Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship 2012
Established in July 2008 in memory of Joan Whitworthe. Joan was involved in working with individuals as an occupational therapist. She is recognized for her devotion in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to family & friends a memorial scholarship of $5000 has been created. To be eligible students must be under the age of 25, be a current senior in high school, be a resident of the US or Canada, and answer two essay questions found on the application. Go to www.fitnessexercises.tv/scholarships.php There is not a formal application, but there are specific directions about how to submit responses! Read the info on the website for details. All responses should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Dig Scholarship 2012
To be eligible must currently be in Grade 12 and planning on entering into your first year of college in 2012. Applicants must also submit an essay prior to the deadline. This is for a $3000 award. Go to www.antiquetrader.tv/studentscholarship.php for the rules and application.
Man Mac Automatic Transmission Scholarship
Offering a one time $500 scholarship to a deserving student who will be enrolled in an undergraduate program in the Fall of 2012, must have a minimum GPA of a 2.75, fill out online application, submit letter of recommendation from parent/guardian. Go to www.transmissionkamloops.com/kamloops.html for the application. There is a “scholarship” tab at the top.
BBG Communications Award – Breylan Communications
Designed for students between 16-21 who are currently in or will be attending an institution of higher education in the Fall of 2012. It is for $1000. Must submit answers to essay questions, have at least one year of college still remaining at the time of the award, have a GPA of a 2.5 or greater, be a citizen of the US or Canada. Go to www.breylancommunications.com/bbgcommunications/132/scholarships.php for the application.
This engineering firm is committed to providing support to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on their website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm They believe that achieving a high GPA should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason, they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. The award is for $500.
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Scholarships
They offer many scholarships for student interested in pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics field. The National Science Foundation has awarded ABAC with a $600,000 grant to provide scholarships and enrichment to student in a pure science or math degree program. Go to www.abac.edu/sm/assets for more information on how to qualify for these scholarships
See ABAC website for deadlines.
Nestlé Very Best In Youth
Contestants must be between 13 and 18 years of age and have parental or legal guardian permission to submit the entry form. Contestants must also demonstrate good citizenship, a strong academic record, and show how they have made a special contribution to their school, church or community. 2012 applications begin in Spring, 2012. For more info send email to NestleVeryBestInYouth@us.nestle.com or visit http://verybestinyouth.nestleusa.com
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North Georgia College & State University
NGCSU offers numerous scholarships to students planning on attending the school and serving in the Corps of Cadets. Many of the scholarships pay for full tuition, fees, room and board, books, and uniforms. For more information visit: http://www.northgeorgia.edu/cadetscholarships/
Check website for details.
Bank of America-Student Leaders
BOA is looking for high school juniors and seniors in the US to participate in an eight-week paid internship at a nonprofit/charitable organization and a week-long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July). For more information visit http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundationparticipate in a leadership summit in Washington, DC and a paid internship with a local nonprofit/charitable organization. (US: high school juniors and seniors,participate in a leadership summit in Washington, DC and a paid internship with a local nonprofit/charitable organization. (US: high school juniors and seniorsparticipate in a leadership summit in Washington, DC and a paid internship with a local nonprofit/charitable organization. (US: high school juniors and seniors,participate in a leadership summit in Washington, DC and a paid internship with a local nonprofit/charitable organization. (US: high school juniors and seni
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The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
The American Legion honors the Eagle Scout of the Year at the national convention with a $10,000 scholarship. The three runners-up get $2,500. Further information is available from department adjutants or the Americanism and Children & Youth Division. Visit http://www.legion.org/scholarships
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Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has numerous scholarship opportunities available. Requirements are: a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent) , Be a U.S. citizen OR legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551, Be pursuing or plan to pursue your first undergraduate or graduate degree, Must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA, Plan to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a U.S. accredited institution in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Guam in the upcoming academic year. Deadlines vary and can be found at http://www.hsf.net/innercontent.aspx?id=34
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Mar-Jac Poultry Scholarship
$1,000 scholarships available to graduating seniors. Must demonstrate an exemplary course load in the four years of high school, have interest in majoring in an agriculture field of study at the post-secondary level, successfully participated in interscholastic events of the school or community, assumed an active role in extracurricular activities, Exhibited good citizenship. Must have parents as growers or employees of Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc. Visit http://www.mar-jac.com/mar-jac-scholarship.html
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United Auto Workers Essay Contest
This is an essay contest for graduation seniors (Georgia- Area 1); winners will receive up to $1200 in scholarships. There are several topics to choose from on the application. Please see brochure in the counseling office. Essay to be no more than 4 pages in length.