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West Georgia Tech. College Teen Driving Program Available!!!
They have scholarship money available to teens who are interested in taking
this course (very good course by the way).

 <http://www.westgatech.edu/News/index.htm#DriverEd>
http://www.westgatech.edu/News/index.htm#DriverEd

 

Scholarship Opportunities!!

 

 

Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas, the lawyers here are proud to offer
a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify.

The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017. Qualifying
students can apply here:

https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/

To qualify for this scholarship:
You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning
to attend) a University or College in the United States
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program
you have attended
You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA

 

 

 

Dear Yvonne,

As part of our promise to encourage responsible borrowing and help students maximize free money to help pay for college, we are happy to announce our 2017 $2,500 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award that will give away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals.  New this year, both students and parents of eligible students can register.
 
Now through December 31, 2017, eligible students and parents can enter to win one of the $2,500 scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist Students and parents can earn up to three additional entries into the Discover Student Loans scholarship sweepstakes when they share the sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter and/or e-mail and their friend enters via the link in their share.
 
Winners will be randomly drawn on:
  • June 8, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. For the official scholarship rules, visit Scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules.
 
We encourage you to copy and share the text below with students and parents on your website, social media pages or in other promotional materials. 
 
Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Enter now at CollegeCovered.com/Assist

 

My name is Brother Corey D. Sapp and I am a teacher at Cedar Grove Elementary School in DeKalb County. My purpose today is to offer a scholarship opportunity to the young males at your learning institution. The award is in the amount of $1,000 for the 2017-2018 school year for a qualified high school senior (James Weldon Johnson Scholarship).    The scholarship award is open to male students in the state of Georgia with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.  You can download the appropriate scholarship application above.  Recommenders, you can download the recommendation form below as well. All completed forms can be uploaded below or e-mailed to sylf@sigmayouthleadership.org.

 

At a competitive level, the award is merit based on academic achievement, the quality and presentation of the application and the composition of a 2-4 page scholarship essay.  Another requirement is the student must be attending an institution of higher learning in the state of Georgia in order to be eligible.  All required material (unless noted in the application) must be submitted below by Friday, April 14, 2017 by 11:59 PM for consideration.

 

 

 

American Commerce Bank Scholarship $1,000.00!!  For more information, click the link below.  

http://www.americancommercebank.com

 

In 2011, SACAC initiated Extend the Dream Scholarships to recognize and reward deserving students.  This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, academic achievement and community service.  Awards are in the amount of $1,000 and are not renewable.   The Extend the Dream Student Scholarship is provided through funds from the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.  

Scholarship Criteria 

  • Applicant must be a current high school senior graduating from a public, private, parochial high school or home school located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or the Caribbean. 
  • Applicant must be accepted by and plan to attend an accredited, non-proprietary, technical, community or four-year college in the fall following his/her graduation. 
  • Applicant must have at least a 2.75 grade point average for grades 9-12.
  • Applicant must have financial need. 
  • Applicant must demonstrate a commitment to community service, social justice issues and/or leadership qualities. 
  • Applicant must submit ACT and/or SAT scores. 

In order to be considered for this scholarship, a student must submit the application along with the following supplemental information: 

  • An official high school transcript which includes coursework and grades for 9-12 as well as cumulative GPA; 
  • ACT/SAT score(s) – scores will be accepted from official high school transcript or copy of student score report; 
  • Essay typed and double spaced (See essay details below); 
  • One letter of recommendation (teacher/principal, employment supervisor, community service organization leader, pastor); 
  • A copy of page 1 of Student Aid Report (SAR). This SAR is the report received from the U.S. Department of Education after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); 

If you have any questions, please email chairs Donnamarie Hehn and Melissa Cline at scholarship@sacac.org.  Please meet our 2016 Extend the Dream recipients.

 

The deadline for 2017 applications is April 15.  Click Extend the Dream Application to apply.

  

Outside Scholarships wants to take the extra work out of the process of searching for scholarships so students can focus more on grades, extra curriculars, and service hours, and less time drowning in paperwork. We’ve collected some excellent scholarship opportunity information and were hoping you’d share it!  The following links can also be found on our "Links" page.

Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

“No Essay” College Scholarship

United Negro College Fund Scholarships

Scholarship America Scholarships

 

 

The 2017 Asa Tuten Memorial – GFSA Essay Contest Is On! 1,000 words may be all that stand between a student and up to $1500 in scholarship funds!

 

 For twenty nine years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.

 The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually 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://www.georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/

The deadline for entries is March 12, 2017.

 

 

Millar and Mixon is now opening up scholarship applications to the students of your school. Entries are now accepted and can be submitted until May 1, 2017. This scholarship addresses technology and its impacts on driving. 

You can view the scholarship information by visiting www.millarandmixon.com/scholarships
 . There will be a total of $3,500 in prizes awarded. 

 

Vivint Smart Home is very excited to be offering a scholarship to Mount Zion High School. The details of the scholarship can be found at www.vivint.com/scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

·       Student must be a high school senior or college student, and a legal resident of the United States

·       Student must be enrolled in school no later than September 30, 2017

·       Winner is not based on financial need

·       Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab on the website listed above)

·       Student must be planning on or already enrolled in one of the eligible majors listed in the Scholarship Official Rules

·       Winner of the scholarship must be living in the United States

 

This scholarship will be reoccurring and available both in the fall and spring.

  

Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC is pleased to offer their “Academic Achiever Scholarship”.  This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college or university and also has a minimum 3.75 GPA and above.

- Funds will be sent directly to the college/university of the winning
applicant
- Scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000
- Scholarship deadline is May 31, 2017

The online application is located here:
http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/#academic-achiever-scholarship.

 

The Cohen & Jaffe Law Office would like to offer a great scholarship opportunity to your students. This scholarship was created to assist education costs for graduating seniors. 


More information about this contest can be found by visiting www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship . There are two prizes available- first place will be awarded $1,000, second place awarded $500, and three honorable mentions available at $250 each. For this contest students most compose an essay of no less than 500 words and no more than 750 words. There are two topics that applicants can write about: 

1. Describe a time you drastically impacted someone else and improved their life. 
2. What guidelines would you develop to ensure safety precautions are adhered to at medical facilities? What needs to be changed to protect patients? 

The contest is open now and the deadline is April 3, 2017.  

 

The Georgia District Civitan Foundation Scholarship information and application forms for the 2016-2017 Alice and Bobby Dodd, Georgia District Junior Civitan and Robert Wyand Junior Civitan Scholarships can be found at www.georgiacivitan.org, click FOUNDATION.

 

 Pak & McRae Law, LLC is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a Georgia student. Applicants will be asked to create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how you give back to your community, how it has influenced your education, and how it has shaped your career path or future goals. Also, tell us how this scholarship will help you reach your goals. 


This scholarship is open to any high school senior or college student in Georgia. He or she must be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institution for the 2016-2017 school year. A minimum GPA is not required. 

Here is a link for more information on the scholarship: http://pakandmcraelaw.com/scholarship/ 

 

The Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner in Atlanta is excited to offer this scholarship to all student's who are either currently enrolled in or who have been accepted to a University in the U.S.  Applicants for this scholarship must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying their enrollment. Details of the scholarship are below:


Deadline: August 1, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000
Major: Any
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://andrewgoldner.com/scholarship/
Scholarship Opportunity from Sessions Law Firm
The Sessions Law Firm, LLC, which has offices located in Atlanta and Macon, GA, is
pleased to offer their High School Senior Scholarship for seniors in the state of Georgia.

This one-time scholarship award that's worth $500 is available to all
full-time high school seniors in Georgia who plan on attending a 2 or 4
year college.  The minimum GPA required is 3.0 and the due date for this
scholarship is May 31, 2017.

 

 


The Law Offices Of J. Lee Webb is pleased to offer the Family First Scholarship.  This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college/university and are the first in their family to pursue a college education and degree.  Here are some brief notes about this scholarship:

Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s college or university
Scholarship is a one-time award totaling $1,000
Scholarship applications MUST be submitted by May 31, 2017
A winner will be announced in July 2017

Online application can be found at
http://athenscriminallawyer.com/#scholarship-application.

 

 

Pitts Academic Scholarship Competition

Andrew College

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Margaret A. Pitts Scholarship is Andrew’s most prestigious academic award and covers the full amount of tuition, fees, room, and board.  This scholarship is annually awarded to two incoming freshmen who are among the most academically gifted applicants for admission.

Click Here to Register — Registration Deadline is Friday, March 10

Requirements:

1.      Unconditional acceptance to Andrew College (Have you applied for admission? If not, click here. )
2.      Completion of a college preparatory curriculum
3.      High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
4.      Record of leadership or service to school, community, or church

For information about Andrew’s financial aid options, click here.

 Expectations of a Pitts Scholar:

1.      Commit to attend Andrew College for two academic years
2.      Participate in the AndrewServes Servant Leadership Program
3.      Participate in the Honors Program
4.      Maintain an Andrew College GPA of 3.0
5.      Encouraged to join the Theta Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for
          two-year colleges
 

Have questions?  Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at admissions@andrewcollege.edu or (229) 732-5938 or (800) 664-9250.

 

 Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

The scholarship is a short essay contest that is offered monthly for students ages 16+. The entry period is the 1st-15th of each month, with the next months prompt being displayed a month in advance.  The period from the 16-30th is the judgement period and you will see that the contest of the current month is closed.  The new entry period resumes on the 1st of the month.   Students may continue to enter monthly until they win, at which point they are no  longer eligible. 

Further details can be found here: 
http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

 

 

 

 

Scholarships sites

 

 www.superscholar.org    There is a listing on this site for 50 scholarships.

 

www.scholarships.com

 

www.scholarshipexperts.com

 

www.zinch.com

 

www.fastweb.com

 

www.scholarshippoints.com

 

www.cappex.com

 

www.niche.com

 

www.petersons.com

 

studentscholarships.org

 

Student Loan Information

The following guide was created to educate families on the risks and costs of using private educational loans.  Copy and paste the link below in your browser learn more!

https://studentloans.net/private-student-loans/

 

 Want to know your HOPE GPA?  Go to  www.afouro.com!  

 

  

  REGISTERING FOR THE ACT OR SAT?

SAT and ACT information is available in the Counseling Office or online at wwww.collegeboard.com (SAT) or www.actstudent.org (ACT).

FEE WAIVERS FOR SAT/ACT 

If you receive free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for a fee waiver to cover the cost of the SAT and ACT as well as college application waivers.

ACT

 

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 10, 2016 August 7, 2016 August 8-19, 2016
October 22, 2016 September 16, 2016 September 17-30, 2016
December 10, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5-18, 2016
February 11, 2017* January 13, 2017 January 14-20, 2017
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017 March 4-17, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 May 6-19, 2017

 

 

SAT

 

2016-17 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines
SAT DateSAT Subject Tests Available
(Find Dates)
Registration DeadlineLate Registration DeadlineDeadline for Changes
MailPhone/
Online

Oct. 1, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Sept. 1, 2016 Sept. 13, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016 Sept. 20, 2016

Nov. 5, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Oct. 7, 2016 Oct. 18, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016

Dec. 3, 2016

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 15, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016 Nov. 22, 2016

Jan. 21, 2017

Register

See SAT Subject Tests available on this date Dec. 21, 2016 Jan. 3, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017 Jan. 10, 2017

 

Practice with a Purpose

Kaplan has just launched a program called Practice with a Purpose. We’ve partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we’re aiming for a goal of 100 scholarships donated, which is a value of up to $125,000.

By visiting our free online practice resource hub, students can take a free pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and a full proctored practice test to help prepare for upcoming SAT or ACT exams. Students can sign up and take all three if they’d like, and for each test or quiz a student signs up for, we’re donating a Kaplan Test Prep scholarship to a student in need.

The landing page is here: http://ktp.events/georgia.

A few social media blurbs are provided below:

Facebook:

Want to #PracticewithaPurpose? Take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and full proctored practice test and we’ll donate a Kaplan scholarship to students in need. Sign up now!   http://ktp.events/georgia

Twitter:

Want to #PracticewithaPurpose? Take a FREE SAT/ACT quiz, workout, or proctored practice test & help students in need http://ktp.events/georgia

 

 

Interested in On-line Colleges?

Below is a link to on-line colleges an scholarships!!

 


 Guide to Student Bank Accounts 

This guide was created to explain the basics of banking to high school and college students. Included in the guide:

- Importance of Banking Responsibly 
- Differences Between Savings & Checking Accounts 
- What is a Student Bank Account? 
- How to Avoid Common Fees 
- Definition of Common Fees 
- And so much more! 

We hope that our guide will help current students learn responsible banking tips, avoid fees, and get prepared for banking independently in college.

 

 

ATTENTION ATHLETES: 

If you are interested in playing a sport at a Division I or II college, you must fill out the NCAA Clearinghouse Application.  You must fill out the application online at: www.eligibilitycenter.org.  The website offers a plethora of information and instructions on how to register.

 


Special Message for the GSPF ......

 

The following is information regarding revisions to the 2016-2017 (FY 2017) Move On When Ready and
HOPE Scholarship for Public and Private Institutions and Zell Miller Scholarship Program Regulations.
The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) and the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) 
Boards approved revisions to the Program Regulations at their August 5, 2016 Board meeting.  The 
revisions are effective Fall Term 2016. 

2016-2017 Move on When Ready Program Regulations

This revision includes a reordering of Section 1605.2 – Length of Eligibility to clarify the length of a 
student’s eligibility for the MOWR program.  Students are eligible to participate for four years and 
changing a student’s graduation date to extend a student’s eligibility is prohibited.  Further, a student 
who completes his/her graduation requirements early (ex. December of his/her senior year), may 
continue to participate in MOWR for the remainder of his/her four years in high school.

2016-2017 HOPE Scholarship for Public and Private Institutions and Zell Miller Scholarship Program
Regulations


The revisions clarify that only degree level dual credit enrollment courses receive the additional 
weighting for purposes of the HOPE/Zell grade point average calculation (see Sections 105.1, 205.1 and 
4005.1).  Also, the revisions clarify that only degree level dual credit enrollment courses fulfill academic 
rigor requirements (see Sections 105.2, 205.2 and 4005.2).

The revised Program Regulations will be posted at www.gsfc.org by August 19, 2016.  A link to the 
Program Regulations can also be found at www.GAfutures.org under “Shortcuts.”

If you have any questions relating to the revisions of the regulations, please contact Pennie Strong, Vice 
President, Student Aid Services, at 770.724.9014 or email at pennies@gsfc.org.

 


 

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