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Local Scholarships

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


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


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


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


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


Carl Van Williams Service Scholarship
$4,000 to a graduating high school student living in Rockdale County, GA who is enrolled in or accepted to an institution of higher learning and has shown a commitment to volunteering in his or her community; minimum GPA 2.5, two letters of recommendation from high school faculty or place of volunteer service, 200-500 word essay; application due April. Winner announced in May. Click here for link to application.  For more information, visit www.conyersbestlaundry.com/about-us/scholarship or contact [email protected] or (908) 720-3570.  The scholarship was created by Conyers Best Laundry and the family of Coach Carl Van Williams (1939-2019) of South Carolina in honor of the high level of community involvement displayed by Mr. Williams throughout his life.


Collins Family Scholarship
$2,000 each to three qualifying seniors/graduates of Rockdale County Public Schools who are of Hispanic/Latinx descent, regardless of citizenship status. First preference will be given to first generation college students. To apply, a student must be of Hispanic/Latinx descent, be a 2023 graduate in a Rockdale County public school, be accepted to a college or technical school for the 2023-24 school year and complete an application and 500-word essay. Application due April 28, 2023. For more information, contact [email protected] or contact your high school counselor. Click here for application 2023 Collins Fam Scholarship APPLICATION.docx.


Community CARES Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
$1000 - $2000 Scholarship awarded to a senior at one of the following schools in Rockdale County, Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School, or Salem High School or a senior in the following Newton County schools, Alcovy High School, Eastside High School, or Newton High School. Applicants must have applied or have been accepted into an accredited 4-year college or university who demonstrate, proven leadership, have actively participated in community service, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Application includes a typed essay (see essay topic and criteria listed in application under ATTACHMENTS). Application must be postmarked by April 17, 2022. For more information and application, go to www.communitycaresfdn.org
 

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Multiple Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship opportunities are available for seniors. Each year, over 300 scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate leadership abilities through exemplary community service and academic talent. Current or upcoming college students may apply. For more information and application, go to https://www.cbcfinc.org/programs/scholarships/.


Covington/Conyers Choral Guild Joni B. Jones Memorial Scholarship
$1,000 to one senior in Rockdale County or Newton County pursuing a degree in music education; award based on student academic and artistic achievements, teacher recommendations, financial need, interview and essay. All applicants must provide proof of residency in Rockdale or Newton County.  Click here for application page.  Application due April to Covington/Conyers Choral Guild, Inc., Attn: Scholarship Program, 2555 Old Salem Road SE, Conyers, GA 30013. For more information, contact CCCG Scholarship Coordinator Carol Brown at 770-861-6053 or 770-483-1295.


Covington/Conyers Choral Guild Music Scholarship
$1,000 to one senior in Rockdale County or Newton County pursuing a degree in voice-related music; award based on student academic and artistic achievements, teacher recommendations, financial need, interview and live audition. All applicants must provide proof of residency in Rockdale or Newton County. Auditions held May at the CCCG office in Conyers, GA; for the auditions, applicants must prepare two selections from standard vocal literature (art songs, arias, musical theater, solo concert pieces, etc.) to perform by memory, in contrasting styles, with one piece performed in English and one in a foreign language. You must provide your own accompanist and bring five complete sets of music for the audition panel.  Click here for application page. Application due April to Covington/Conyers Choral Guild, Inc., Attn: Scholarship Program, 2555 Old Salem Road SE, Conyers, GA 30013. For more information, contact CCCG Scholarship Coordinator Carol Brown at 770-861-6053 or 770-483-1295.


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

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


Elianna A. Russell Memorial Scholarship
$500 each for one senior at Heritage High in band and one senior at Heritage High wishing to pursue nursing as a career; in memory of Elianna A. Russell, HHS Class of 2018. She loved music and had a passion for writing and reading. She played alto saxophone and was a member of the Heritage High School band. Her passion for helping others led her to work in children's ministry at the Church at Covington. After graduating in 2018, Elianna attended the College of Coastal GA in Brunswick where she was pursing a career in nursing. She passed away in June 2019 from a rare form of Lupus. Scholarship application due March; application at https://app.goingmerry.com/scholarships/elianna-a-russell-band-scholarship-2020/4635 .


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

RCPS Foundation Scholarship 
The Rockdale County Public Schools Foundation (RCPS Foundation) will award a $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying senior at each of the following schools: Heritage High School, Rockdale County High School, Rockdale Magnet School, and Salem High School. Applicants must demonstrate their commitment to achievement and intend to continue their education at a college/university or technical school upon high school graduation. To apply, a student must be on target to graduate in May 2023, have been admitted to a college or technical school for the 2023-2024 school year, have not received over $2500 in scholarships from other sources, and complete an application, including the video essay portion. Deadline is Monday, April 10, 2023, for more information and application, go to http://www.rcpsfoundation.com/Scholarship/, click here for flyer 2023 RCPSF Scholarship Application.docx.

Rikkila's "Love of Excellence Scholarship”
$500 scholarship awarded to a student to be used at any college or trade school of your choice or any new business startup. Must be accepted and start college or trade school between June 1– August. Must complete at least 20 hours of community service during their senior year, submit an essay or video about yourself and the vision you see for yourself and your community, and must be at least 17 years old if applying for the schooling scholarship or at least 18 years old if applying for the business scholarship. The submission deadline is in March. Winner will be chosen in April and will be notified by mail. Funds will be distributed directly to your school, if applying for the educational scholarship or directly to your business account if applying for a business scholarship. To apply or for more information, visit https://visionsofthemindsinc.com/educational-scholarships or contact [email protected]


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


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


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


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


Rockdale Soil and Water Conservation District Environmental Science Scholarship
$1,000 for graduating high school seniors who will continue their education in the field of Environmental Sciences or a closely related field. Application deadline May 14, 2021. Scholarship amount to be awarded by May 26 - June 5, 2021. For application CLICK HERE or go to https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=uF7Sv_w9XE6tq60HPyOscmuidkAZ45VCrGCjYcr5LQJUNlkzU1AxUlVQMEs1UFg4NEZPSlhRTzIwNC4u. For more information, contact RSWCD Chairman Kenny A. Johnson at [email protected]


Snapping Shoals EMC Lineman's School Scholarships
$3,500 awarded to two high school seniors in good standing, hold a GED or to a high school graduate. Applicant must live in a household served by Snapping Shoals EMC and provide proof of residency and have a current driver’s license and clean driving record. A complete application must be submitted before the deadline of April 15. Application must include, acceptance letter, proof of enrollment or detailed plan for enrollment to lineman school of choice, a 250-500 word essay answering the question “Why do you want to be a Lineman?”, a copy of high school diploma, GED equivalent or transcript for high school student, and two letters of recommendation (can be from teacher, employer, personal acquaintance, etc.) Family members of Snapping Shoals EMC employees are not eligible to apply. Those relationships include spouse, parent (including step and in-law), siblings, children, grandparents, stepchildren, guardianship and Board member. The scholarship will be paid directly to the applicant’s chosen lineman school, funds may be used for any Lineman School program in Georgia. For more information and application please visit https://www.ssemc.com/News/SSEMCLinemanSchoolScholarship.aspx?fbclid=IwAR2pJTiw2HNfsSr3Z76v6PIKfRLpog_LhU0LosvzC22mGDtRjQyG767Nd4I


Snapping Shoals EMC J.E. Robinson Memorial Scholarships
$2,000 each awarded to 14 high school seniors living in homes or attending schools served by Snapping Shoals EMC. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript, three recommendations. Deadline is February. For more information, www.ssemc.com , 770-385-2888 .


Snapping Shoals EMC All-Around Student Scholarships
$2,000 each awarded to six high school seniors whose homes or high schools are served by Snapping Shoals EMC. These scholarships recognize those students who go above and beyond in their extracurricular activities while still maintaining high academic standards. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript, three recommendations. Deadline is February. For more information, www.ssemc.com , 770-385-2888 .


Snapping Shoals EMC Washington Youth Tour Scholarships
$500 scholarship and all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to three sophomores or juniors whose homes or high schools are served by SSEMC. Application requires essay, test scores, transcript two recommendations. Deadline is February. For more information, www.ssemc.com , 770-385-2888 .


Springfield Baptist Church Almond James Turner Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to graduating high school seniors in Rockdale and Newton counties; reoccurring scholarship up to 5 years. Applicants do not need to be a member of Springfield Baptist Church to apply; open to the community. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for the two-part essay question); transcript (current GPA of 3.0 or higher, and 3.0 or higher must be maintained while enrolled); demonstrated spiritual leadership qualities and documented community service experience; letter of recommendation from teacher or staff member of their current school or community member; resume which includes list of academic awards and recognitions, a list of extracurricular activities, including church-related activities; and college acceptance letter. Application deadline is May 9. More information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Academic Scholarships
$1,000 to graduating high school seniors in Rockdale, Newton, Walton, Henry, DeKalb counties. Applicants do not need to be a member of Springfield Baptist Church to apply; open to the community. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for essay question), transcript (2.5 GPA or higher), demonstrated spiritual leadership qualities and documented community service experience, letter of recommendation from an academic reference (such as teacher or staff member from your school) or letter of recommendation from a personal reference (such as a mentor, clergy, family friend, etc), and their college acceptance letter. Application deadline is May 9. More information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Lucas Woods Jr. 'Do Your Rap' Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a graduating high school senior. Must be a member of Springfield Baptist Church for at least 6 months. Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a full-time student at a two-year or four-year post-secondary institution. Application requires essay (see application link for three-part essay question); demonstrated positive impact and involvement in school, church and the community; letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, employer, community member, coach, club sponsor or individual with significant knowledge of applicant’s character and experience and involvement; college acceptance letter; and more. Application deadline is May 9. More information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf; or contact [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Keith W. Phillips Legacy Scholarship
$2,500 awarded to a graduating high school senior; application due May 9; more information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf or [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Mollie B. Lewis Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 awarded to a graduating high school senior; application due May 9; more information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf or [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Eccelston-Hall Memorial Scholarship
$500 awarded to a graduating high school senior; application due May 9; more information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf or [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Benjamin “BJ” Kennedy, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
$500 awarded to a graduating high school senior; application due May 9; more information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf or [email protected]


Springfield Baptist Church Walter C. Robinson Scholarship
$1,000 awarded to a graduating high school senior; application due May 9; more information at https://www.sbcgrowth.church/images/2022_Springfield_Baptist_Church_Scholarshipslisting.pdf or [email protected]


Superintendent's Scholarship
$1,000 to one senior at a RCPS high school; sponsored by the RCPS Foundation. To apply, a student must be a 2023 graduate in a Rockdale County public school, have been admitted to a college or technical school for the 2023-24 school year, not have received over $2500 in scholarships from other sources, and complete an application, including the essay portion. Three judges read and score the essays. The applicant with the highest cumulative score from each school is chosen to receive this scholarship. Application is due on April 28, 2023, and scholarships are awarded in May. For more information, contact [email protected]. Click here for application 2023 Superintendent's Scholarship.docx.

Thomas G. Hollis, III Scholarship 
$2,500 awarded to two high school seniors who will be pursuing a degree in architecture, engineering or a construction related field. Requirements, 3.0 GPA, admitted to a two- or four-year college for the upcoming school year, and 10 hours of volunteerism in the related field. Students must maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA throughout the scholarship period and must be involved in projects related to the field. Application deadline May 24, 2021. To apply please email [email protected]


U.N.D.E.R.D.O.G.S. Initiative Janice Morris Scholarship
Variable amount to a senior enrolled in Heritage High School, Salem High School, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, or Rockdale County High School who will be pursuing higher education upon graduation (such as college, university, trade school). Presented by the Rockdale County Clerk of Superior and State Court Office and Clerk of Courts Janice Morris to a Rockdale County graduate.  Application deadline August 13, 2021 at 11:45 p.m. To apply, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZCFCDY6.    For more information, visit https://www.rockdaleclerk.com or https://www.facebook.com/rockdalecountycoc


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Phi Omicron Zeta Chapter Scholarship
$500 non-renewable scholarships awarded based on merit, financial need, and available funding to graduating high school seniors enrolled in Newton and Rockdale counties high schools and planning to attend an accredited college or university. Application, 500-word essay, transcript with test scores (ie. SAT or ACT), two letters of recommendation, due March. Application and more information available at http://zphibpozeta.com/newtonrockdale-counties-scholarship. For more information, call Gloria Fallings at 404-906-2583 or Felicia Arnold at 678-231-5302 or email [email protected] .



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





STATE-WIDE OR NATION-WIDE SCHOLARSHIPS


Buzzell, Welsh & Hill College Scholarship Program
$2,500 awarded to one student who can create a new driver education program or process that could work in your own town. Use text, video, graphics and other media to outline your curriculum, demonstrating how it’s better than the current approach. Brevity and clarity are best. Your entry should take the judges only about 3 minutes to review. Applicants must currently attend or plan to attend an accredited United States college or university during the fall 2021 semester. The deadline to apply is May 25, 2022, at 5 p.m. EST. The winner will be notified by email in May. The winner’s $2,500 scholarship award will be issued directly to a college or university financial aid office. For more information and to submit your campaign tagline and description, go to https://www.bwhlegal.com/scholarship/.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships
Four-year scholarships awarded to 500 students nation-wide, ranging from $1,000 - $12,500 per year; any high school senior who is a US Citizen is eligible; Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications available starting in September; Deadline November 15; at http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm ;  for more information, contact [email protected] or call 773-755-4732.


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


USDA 1890 Scholars Program Scholarship

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


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


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


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




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