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Scholarships for the 2023-2024 School Year
Click on the name of the scholarship to be redirected to their website to access the application and more information. 

This page is updated frequently so please check back often.

 

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Chi Psi Scholarship If you are a graduating male student planning on attending the University of Georgia or Georgia Tech, then you need to apply for this scholarship! The award is $2,000. The application can be found here or you can pick up a copy in Student Services.  Deadline is May 10th.

WHS PTSA Scholarship

Applications can be picked up in Guidance.
Due Date: April 26, 2024
Turn into WHS Front Office
Criteria:
• You are a graduating senior of Woodstock High School
• Student and/or parent is a current member of WHS PTSA
• You will attend college, university or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year
• You have exhibited good character
• You are in good academic standing
Answer one of these questions in at least 2 paragraphs: 1. How will this scholarship help you? 2. How have you contributed to your community? 3. Tells us about a time you failed and what your learned from it? 4. What are your academic and/or career goals? 5. What impact has sports had on your life?
 
Allen Temple Church 2024 Golf Ministry Scholarship
Due date: March 30th, 2024
12 scholarships will be given away!
Eligibility criteria:
  • Must be a Spring 2024 graduating senior
  • Must attend a Cherokee County high school OR be an active member of Allen Temple AME Church
  • Must provide OFFICIAL transcript indicating overall GPA 3.0 or above (on 4.0 scale)
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation* *cannot be accepted from family member
Essay topic: 
“Given that the responsibility of leading our country is now up to younger /future generations, how do you see YOUR role as well as the role of YOUR generation in taking on the responsibilities our country is facing?
 
Cover sheet can be found here: Scholarshipcoversheet.docx
 
Delta Kapa Gamma Scholarship
Yearly $1500 scholarship to a female Cherokee County graduate who plans to attend 
college to receive a degree in Education, with the purpose of becoming a teacher.
Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
Application & Timeline can be found hereDKGScholarshipFlyerandTimeline2024.pdf
 
Georgia Community Action Association (GCAA) Scholarship
Application Deadline: Noon on May 15, 2024
Award amount: $2,500
Application and Information can be found hereGACommuityActionScholarshipGuidelines2024.pdf
 
CONNIE BROWN BLEND Goshen Valley Foundation Excellence in the Community Scholarship
The Goshen Valley Foundation will award a $5,000 scholarship in the honor of Connie Blend to a female Cherokee County School District senior. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize and assist a deserving and outstanding young woman who has exemplified commitment to her school and community, and to promote leadership development within the Cherokee County community.

Community involvement can be defined by: volunteer work, church life, coaching or mentoring, and similar activities.

Completed applications are due on or before April 24, 2024

Applications may be emailed to Zach Blend at: zblend@goshenvalley.org

Application can be found hereConnieBrownBlendScholarship.pdf

March Scholarship Newsletter

 
LGE Community Credit Union
Applications accepted through March 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET

LGE’s annual scholarship program helps exceptional high school seniors from our communities attend the college, university, or technical school of their dreams by providing them with a $2,500 scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded in each of the following counties: Bartow, Cherokee, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Gordon and Paulding County. Two scholarships will be awarded in Cobb County.

Eligibility requirements:*

  • Be an LGE Community Credit Union member in good standing at time of entry; OR have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is an LGE Community Credit Union member in good standing at time of entry. Membership will be verified upon receipt of entry. Not a member of LGE? Learn more about LGE membership.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States residing in the state of Georgia.
  • Be a high school senior graduating in the 2023–2024 school year from a public high school, private school, or accredited home school in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Floyd, Fulton, Gordon, or Paulding County.
  • Be enrolling to attend as a full-time student in an accredited college, university, or technical school in the United States during the fall of the 2023-2024 academic year.

Application process:*

  • Register in the LGE Financial Education Center, powered by KOFE.
  • Complete the Budgeting for Teens course with a score of 70% or higher
  • Complete the following short-answer questions:
    • What was the most impactful lesson you learned from the financial education modules?
    • What would winning the LGE Scholarship mean to you?
 
MERRILY MCLAUGHLIN Cherokee County Farm Bureau Agricultural, Horticulture, or Environmental Science Scholarship 

This is a one-time scholarship. The scholarship application is attached to this email. The completed applications are due on or before April 1, 2024.

The Cherokee County Farm Bureau will award a $5,400 scholarship in the memory of Merrily McLaughlin to a Cherokee County High School senior. To recognize and assist deserving and outstanding young people who are pursuing a college degree in agriculture, horticulture, environmental science, or a related field. To promote leadership development within the agricultural, horticulture or environmental science sector.

Application can be found here: MerrilyMcLaughlinScholarshipApplication.docx
Applications may be emailed to dbforward@Gfbco.org or mailed to:
Cherokee County Farm Bureau
101 Woodland Way
Canton, Georgia 30114
 
WEN’s Fueling the Future Scholarship 

The Women's Energy Network (WEN) of Greater Atlanta is excited to announce the 2024 Fueling the Future scholarship, a one-time award to exemplary high school women from the Greater Atlanta area.

WEN is committed to introducing high school students to careers in energy and to help fuel the industry’s need for the next generation of leaders. The Fueling the Future award is a one-time $2,500 scholarship to young women seeking degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and ultimately joining the energy industry.  Application Dates: The 2024 scholarship application submission period closes on April 12, 2024. Recipients of the Fueling the Future scholarship will be notified on May 31, 2024. To apply for the Fueling the Future Scholarship:

  1. Go to www.wenfoundation.org website and select the “Apply” button.
  2. Scroll to the WEN of Greater Atlanta Fueling the Future Scholarship Application.
  3. Preview the Eligibility Quiz.
  4. Create an account on the “Foundation for Women’s Energy Network” online portal.

Please email greateratlanta@womensenergynetwork.org if you have any questions.

Towne Lake Academy Scholarship

Towne Lake Academy is the only family owned and operated child development center in our community since 1995! Towne Lake Academy wants to continue to support future educators by providing a $2,500 scholarship to one graduating senior from Etowah HS and one graduating senior from Woodstock HS, who plan to attend college to receive a degree in Education, with the purpose of becoming a teacher.
Due date: April 10th, 2024
Applications can be found here or in the Guidance office. 
 
Deadline: April 2, 2024
Available to:  The Blake Nawrocki Leadership Scholarship will endow a Woodstock High School senior with a one-time donation, given on honor’s night, to be used towards college expenses. Aside from the academic requirements, the student chosen must exemplify Blake’s characteristics: integrity, affability, honesty, and leadership. Please visit the scholarship page to view the essay prompt and additional requirements. 
Award Amount: $TBD
 
Deadline: April 2, 2024
Available to: 
The Blake Nawrocki Memorial Scholarship will endow a one-time donation to an outstanding candidate who possesses qualities that reflect the life and memory of Blake Nawrocki. This scholarship is open to high school seniors from any school and also to students already enrolled in an accredited college or university. Please visit the scholarship page to view the essay prompt and additional requirements. 
Award Amount: $TBD
 
Service League of Cherokee County Scholarship
Due date: March 15, 2024
Application can be found here.
Checklist can be found here.
Paper copies can be picked up in Student Services.
 
Associated Credit Union Scholarship
Due date: March 31, 2024
 
Pine Bluff Landfill/WM Scholarship
Application can be picked up in Student Services.
Due date: March 11, 2024

 

Arbor Place Eye Care Woodstock 

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must: 
  • Be a current high school senior  
  • Be a resident of Douglasville, East Point, or Woodstock, GA 

  • Have a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale 

  • Write a personal statement (250 word minimum) 

  • Submit 1 letter of recommendation

  • Participate in extracurricular activities 

  • Participate in community service 

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2024
DETAILS: 
  • The applicant must be enrolling full-time at an accredited college, university, or community college. 
  • This scholarship is non-renewable. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college of choice. Please upload the FULL APPLICATION ONLY below. A full application includes: a transcript, personal statement, and a letter of recommendation. 
  • Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. One to a resident in Douglasville, East Point, and Woodstock, GA.  
  • The recipients will also receive a free eye exam to ensure that they are visually ready for college! 
  • If you are having difficulties uploading your documentation, please feel free to email your complete application to 1270apec@gmail.com 
Jason T Dickerson Family Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 19, 2024
Available to:  Jason T. Dickerson Family Foundation (JTDFF) Scholarship information. This year they have graciously offered to award THREE $25,000 scholarships to a 2024 graduating senior who plans to pursue a degree in a field of study limited to Veterinary Medicine! Please begin to distribute and promote this opportunity with students, counselors, teachers, club sponsors and parents and add it to your school scholarship database. The recipient must be: ❖ 2024 graduate from one of our six traditional high schools ❖ Planning to attend a two-or four-year accredited college, university, trade school or technical college located in the Continental US ❖ Pursuing a degree in a field of study limited to Veterinary Medicine ❖ Minimum GPA of 2.0 ❖ Complete (50) hours of documented community service at a Humane Society, Animal Rescue, etc.… ❖ Participate in a (30) minute interview with JTDFF, as part of the application process ❖
Award Amount: $25,000
 
The Georgia Military Service Scholarship (GMSS) pays for tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms for eight semesters; about $85,000 over four years.
U.S. Presidential Scholars Program 
The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program nomination window is open until November 1 at 5:00 p.m. Any high school senior may complete the application, provided they meet all program qualifications outlined by the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The student informational brochure includes information on the application criteria and the two required essays. The application, program criteria, and informational brochure are on the Excellence Recognitions USPS webpage.  
Application: 2024 USPS Application 
Required Verification Forms: Click Here 
Student Informational Brochure: Click Here 
U.S. Presidential Scholars website: Click Here 
 
Brooks Law Group Automobile Accident Scholarship
Click here for application information: https://brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/
 
Enlightened Women Scholarship Essay Contest
We are inviting female high school juniors and seniors and women enrolled in an undergraduate institution to reflect on important qualities of leadership and their own leadership experiences in a 600-750 word essay. The high school category winner will win a $500 scholarship and the chance to be published in a national publication. 
Start Date: Monday, June 5, 2023, at 10:00am ET  
Deadline: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 11:59pm ET  
Prize: $500 for the first-place winners of the College and High School Category. The first-place essays will have the opportunity to be published.  
Interested participants can find more information about the contest here: https://enlightenedwomen.org/programs/new-essay-contest/   
 
 
Deadline: April 20, 2023
Eligibility Requirements: 
  1. Must attend a public high school that is governed by a school district.
  2. Must have achieved a 3.5 GPA
  3. Must enroll in an eligible college or university the first semester following graduation.
  4. Must maintain a 4 year or less graduation schedule
  5. Must work 240 hours prior to commencement of the fall semester in college
  6. Applicant's gross household income reported for 2021 Federal Income Tax Purposes must not have exceeded $85,000
More info can be found at www.hsfmo.org

 

Doug Hopson Memorial Scholarship 

 

Deadline: March 31, 2023.
The Doug Hopson Memorial Scholarship Fund will award one $500 scholarship to a Class of 2023 graduating senior currently attending a Cherokee County School District High SchoolApplicants must be planning to attend a Technical/Vocational School or have been accepted into a technical/vocational apprenticeship program.    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION
 

North Georgia Community Foundation Scholarships Click HERE

Check out this fantastic 75-page resource, ​Colleges that Give the Best Scholarships, to help students learn about the top schools that award merit scholarships, including partial- and full-ride scholarships. Here is the link:https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/2022-2023-Scholarship-Booklet.pdf

Check out the Georgia Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted student scholarships across the state, broken down by month. Here is the link https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/georgia-scholarships
 
Pearl Turner & Louis Lindley Jones Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline April 14, 2023
Renewable & valued at $1,000 per year. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

 

Inspiracion Scholarship-Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senioritas Latinas Unidas Sorority
SLU is an organization of diverse collegiate and professional women dedicated to uplifting traditionally marginalized groups, specifically Latinx people and women.
When you have a moment, please review the linked files to gain insight into the eligibility requirements and application details. If you would like additional information regarding the scholarship, please visit www.inspiracionscholarship.com

 

Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC): Deadline March 3, 2023 Application can be found here.
The Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship awards one (1) high school senior in the metro Atlanta area a scholarship award of $2,500 to aid in funding their higher education goals. The scholarship application is officially open and can be found on the Balams Firm website at http://www.balamslaw.com, or by simply clicking here. Applications are accepted through February 3, 2023, and a winner will be announced on April 1, 2023.
For a list of Agriculture related scholarships, Visit www.gafoundationag.org/scholarships for a list of eligible majors/schools for all scholarships, applications, and instructions to apply. All applications must be submitted online by March 1, 2023. Transcripts and letters of recommendation must be submitted online with the application.
 

Cobb EMC Scholarships

Cobb EMC Community Foundation (14 $5,000 Scholarships) - Friday, February 24: Application Deadline
Walter Harrison ($1,000 Scholarship) - Tuesday, February 7: Application Deadline (Need Based)
(NEW) Line Worker (1 $5,000 Scholarship) – Friday, April, 21 Application Deadline
We invite our students to “Get Into Energy”!  GEICC is offering scholarships to students pursuing postsecondary education in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math fields.   The 2023 scholarship application is now open! Scholarship criteria:
1.            A minimum of five (5) - $1000 scholarships are available to be awarded.
2.            A GPA of 2.5 or better is required to apply.
3.            Scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, sex, creed, national origin or disability.
4.            Students must submit an application in its entirety no later than 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2023
5.            If selected, the recipient grants GEICC the right to use their name and photo(s) publicly for various publicity campaigns.
6.           Please provide a PDF version of your latest transcript and photo to complete this application.

 

Big Future Scholarships - $40,000 - 24 Awards
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a senior in high school.
B) Be attending college or university no later than Fall 2024.

 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program - $220,000 – 40 Awards 
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high-achieving high school senior with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
B) Have financial need and plan to attend a four-year college.

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Program - $20,000 - 150 Awards (Deadline: October 2,  2023)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a current high school student who will graduate during the 2023-2024 year.
B) Be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees - based on the guidelines utilized by U.S. Department of Education.

 

Dell Scholars Program - $20,000 - 300 Awards (Deadline: December 1, 2023)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Participate in a program-approved college readiness program in grades 11 and 12 and demonstrate financial need.
B) Be on track to graduate from an accredited high school in the current academic year.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship - $35,000 – 50 Awards (Deadline: October 31, 2023)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Currently be in high school between the grades 9-12.
B) Be enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.

 

CollegeXpress Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: October 31, 2023)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be 13 years of age or older and a legal resident of the United States.
B) Be currently attending high school, college, vocational, or any other accredited institution

 

Regeneron Science Talent Search - $250,000 - 300 Awards (Deadline: November 8, 2023)
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be in their final year of high school.
B) Submit original research in a critically important scientific field of study

 

College Board recently announced a five-year, $25 million commitment to students through the College Board Opportunity Scholarships. This one of a kind program rewards student effort in completing the six essential steps in the college application process:
1) Build Your College List
2) Practice for the SAT
3) Improve your Score
4) Strengthen your College List
5) Complete the FAFSA
6) Apply to Colleges
Awards range from $500-$2000 and completing all six steps will put students in the running for a $40,000 scholarship. Students in the class of 2021 can join now by visiting cb.org/opportunity.

 

Deadline: January 31, 2024
Available to: Current high school juniors (graduating Spring 2023)! SWM is a local non-profit organization providing college scholarships to high school students who are without their mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Since its inception in 2004, Students Without Mothers has provided 92 students with four-year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each. Scholarships are distributed in annual payments of $1,000. In addition to scholarship support, our program provides life coaching, grief counseling, and a laptop computer to each student. Our goal is to empower students to help themselves! 
The program now serves the 21-County Metro Atlanta Area (Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, Walton).
For qualifying criteria and applications, please visit our website or reply to this email. If you know a student who is without his/her mother and may qualify for a scholarship, please encourage them to apply. We can never replace someone's mother, but we CAN help!
Award Amount: $4,000
 
Deadline: February 12, 2023
Available to:  Sawnee EMC is looking to award two (2) scholarships to individuals who are interested in becoming lineworkers. Qualifications: Individuals must meet the following requirements in order to apply: • High School Graduate, GED equivalent or be a graduating senior in good standing • Drug Free • Safe Driving Record • Must be enrolled at North Georgia Technical College Funding: • Scholarship award check will be written directly to North Georgia Technical College • Funds should be used for tuition, textbooks, and other related fees 
Visit here for more details: https://www.sawnee.com/scholarships
Award Amount: $TBD

 

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Available to:  1. Be a Georgia high school graduate, or have a GED equivalent from an accredited Georgia school.
2. 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).
3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (college / high school, as applicable).
Award Amount: $1000

 

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Available to:  Five $1,500 scholarships are available.
Applicants must:
• Be a Georgia resident
• Be enrolled in a Georgia accredited technical college during the 2023-24
academic year
• Major in an area of study related to agriculture
Examples of eligible majors at www.gfb.ag/techschoolmajors
• Have a minimum 2.8 GPA
Award Amount: $1,500

 

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Available to: 10 scholarships of $2,000 are available.
Applicants must:
• Be a Georgia resident majoring in agricultural & environmental sciences, family & consumer sciences or a related ag field
• Be a sophomore or junior with at least two semesters remaining to receive undergraduate degree at a unit of The University System of Georgia, Berry College, Emmanuel College or any accredited college/university in Georgia with an ag program
• Be engaged in college leadership activities
• Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
Award Amount: $2,000

 

Deadline: March 1, 2023
Available to:  • Currently a senior in good standing in an Atlanta area high school. • Has relocated more than 50 miles and changed schools due to their family's relocation between grades 9 and 12 • Currently have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent if different scale)  
Award Amount: $1,000

 

Deadline: March 1st, 2023
Available to:  U.S. citizen and resident of one of the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale Counties. Young woman in her senior year of H.S., a minimum GPA of 2.0 and has a mother with stage 4 cancer, or has died from cancer.
Award Amount: $2,000
 
Deadline: May 15th, 2023
Available to:  Applicant must be pursuing (or planning on pursuing) a degree or certificate in the healthcare profession. Must provide proof of acceptance to an accredited educational institution in the State of Georgia. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The applicant must be a Cherokee County resident. Must be available for an interview in June 2023.
Award Amount: $TBD

 

 

Scholarships for students who have experienced homelessness

Schoolhouse Connection

 National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR JUNIOR STUDENTS

1. HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP STATE SCHOLARSHIP

2. HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIPS, VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

3. Distinguished Young Women

 

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship Application Procedures

To check your HOPE calculated GPA, you must log-in to your GAFutures account. If you qualify to receive the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship after graduation, follow the instructions below to apply:

For both the HOPE and Zell: Fill out either the FAFSA or GSFAPPS or both. www.fafsa.gov or www.gafutures.org(must login to student account).

  1. To be eligible for the Zell Miller scholarship, the HOPE calculated GPA must be at least a 3.7 and the student must have an ACT score of at least 26 or an SAT score of at least 1200 (math and reading).
    1. Request to have your SAT score sent directly to the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) using code “0472” (from your SAT account www.sat.org)
    2. Request to have your ACT score sent to your home and then forward the unopened report to GSFC at 2082 East Exchange Place Tucker, GA 30084
    3. You only need to send one test score to GSFC – the highest one achieved in one sitting
  2. If your student has a 3.0 – 3.69 HOPE calculated GPA, they do not have to send a test score, because they do not qualify for Zell Miller. The percentage of tuition paid each year by the HOPE scholarship varies from year to year based on GA Lottery revenue. 
  3. Students can check their current HOPE calculated GPA on their account at www.gafutures.org
  4. After spring semester grades are posted, Woodstock will upload all transcripts to the GSFC. Your student’s college will communicate directly with GSFC to determine how much tuition to charge you.

 

Scholarship Search Engines

CollegeBoard Scholarship Finder

Fastweb  A FREE scholarship search engine

Scholarship Guidance scholarships

GAFUTURES A Free website for college planning, career planning, and scholarship searches

Golden Door Scholars- Scholarship program that helps Undocumented students.

 

SCHOLARSHIP TIPS FROM FASTWEB.COM  

Beware of False Claims!!!  “For a small fee, we’ll give you a list of scholarships.” Never spend money on a fee-based matching service!!!! The biggest and best award databases are free online.

We’ll help you complete complicated forms.” Information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms is available for free from your  counselor, your library and the U.S. Department of Education. You still have to fill out the same basic information for a fee-based service that you would directly for the FAFSA.

“You are guaranteed a minimum of $1000 in awards.” • A service can’t guarantee any scholarships because they have no control over the scholarship judges’ decisions.

“We’ll need a bank account and pin or credit card number to verify your information.” • A legitimate scholarship provider won’t ask for bank account, credit card or Social Security information.

“We will do all the work for you.” • To win a legitimate scholarship, you must submit your own applications, write your own essays and solicit your own letters of recommendation.