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Scholarships - Accepting Applications in June - Early College & Achieve Atlanta Scholarships Included

From Academic and Early College Program Director, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia


The following scholarships have June 2016 application deadlines and afterwards. Please review carefully and submit as appropriate. Remember, when researching scholarships be sure to distinguish between a "Scholarship Contest Entry" which typically tries to sign you up for an annoying service or product and a "Scholarship Application" which is typically for one specific scholarship. Don't ever pay an online service to complete a FAFSA form or scholarship application for you! Most likely, that is a scam. Take your time and complete the applications yourself. Attached is a list of good scholarship search sites as well.

Many scholarships for seniors and college students require you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) first. College students should be completing their FAFSA form every year while they are in college! For more information on how to complete your FAFSA, please visithttps://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out.

Good Luck!


Dawn Cooper
Academic and Early College Program Director
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
270 Washington Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Phone: 404-962-3123
Fax: 404-962-3154

2016 Early Scholarship Application
Scholarship Searches

The University System of Georgia Foundation Early College Scholarship is available for students who graduated from a Georgia Early College in 2016 and plans to attend a University System of Georgia Institution starting in the Summer or Fall of 2016. Six scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. The application is attached and the deadline is June 30, 2016! For more information, please contact Dawn Cooper at dawn.cooper@usg.edu.

The Achieve Atlanta scholarship for Atlanta Public School students has been extended to June 15th!!  Students have to graduate from an Atlanta Public Schools high school, complete their FAFSA form, qualify for partial or full financial aid and be accepted and prepared to enroll full-time in an accredited, non-profit college or technical program by the fall immediately following high school graduation. For more information, visit their website athttps://scholarship.achieveatlanta.org/.

Fraser Institute Scholarship - $1,500 - 3 Awards (Deadline: June 20, 2016)
Student Eligibility:

Showcase your ideas on public policy and the role of markets by entering our essay competition.

1. $9,000 in cash prizes awarded this year.

2. Special category for high school students only.

Applications can be found by going to:

Margarian Scholarship - $1,000 - 5 Awards (Deadline: June 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:

As in past years, the 2016 Margarian Scholarship is aimed at rewarding a select number of deserving students for their academic and personal achievements. Our application is designed to be broad to give you the opportunity to present all the reasons why you are the most deserving candidate.

Applications can be found by going to:

Digital Privacy Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:

You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

Applications can be found by going to:

Review It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: September 30, 2016)
Student Eligibility:

1) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2017.

2) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

Applications can be found by going to:

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