2020 Scholarship List

Scholarship Information for Seniors

Southwest High School Guidance Department

 

See Scholarships Below!  If a letter of recommendation and/or transcript is needed from your counselor, please request this at least 3 weeks prior to the scholarship deadline.  When requesting a letter of recommendation, always share an updated resume’. Please show the same courtesy to teachers, other school personnel, or individuals of which you are requesting a recommendation.    

Note: Scholarship agencies reserve the right to change website, deadline, award amounts, and any other scholarship-related information or requirements. Research scholarships early as changes may occur.

SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE

AWARD AMOUNT

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship

October 25, 2020

Award Amount: $6,000 - $12,000

www.horatioalger.org

 

Coca Cola Scholarship

October 31, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org

 

Rhythm Nation Janet Jackson Scholarship

October, 2020 (see website for specifics)

Amount: Up to $5,000

https://scholarships.uncf.org

 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

TBD – see website for the more info

http://www.aacn.nche.edu/students/scholarships/bednash-scholarship

 

Voice of Democracy

October 31, 2020

Award Amount: Varies

www.vfw.org/community/programs

 

Elks National Foundation

November 15, 2020

Award Amount: $4,000 - $50,000

www.elks.org/enf/scholars

 

UNCF/Michael Jackson and Rhythm Nation Scholarships

TBD-See website for more info

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/3ad39cc5-8774-467b-91b9-567d4aaa7e6f

 

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

December 1, 2020

http://www.artandwriting.org/Affiliate/GA001W

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship

December 15, 2020

Award Amount: $10,000

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/AXA-achievement-scholarship.html

 

NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund

Youth Essay Contest

TBD- typically, December deadline

Award Amount: $1,000

www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships

 

Colored Rocks Scholarship

TBD – typically, December deadline

Award Amount: Varies

www.coloredrocks.org

 

US Navy & Marines Scholarship Program

TBD – typically, December deadline

Award Amount: Varies

http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces/rotc-scholarships-navy.html

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken

(For KFC Employees Only)

TBD -See website

Award Amount: Varies

https://www.kfc.com/foundation

 

Ron Brown Scholarships

January 9, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

www.ronbrown.org

 

United States Airforce Scholarship

January 14, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships

 

Dell Corporate Scholarship

January 15, 2021

Award Amount: $4,500

https://scholarships.uncf.org

 

Ronald McDonald House Scholarship

January 18, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

www.rmhc.org

 

Daughters of the American Revolution

January 31, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

 

United Federation of Teachers

TBD- typically, January deadline

http://www.uft.org/parents/scholarship-fund

 

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

February 1, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

http://www.jackierobinson.org

 

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

February 15, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

www.hsf.net

 

Microsoft Scholarships

March 8, 2021

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/en/us/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx

 

Peyton Anderson Scholarship

TBD – typically, March deadline

Award Amount: Varies (Renewable)

www.peytonanderson.org

 

United States Marines

TBD – typically, March deadline

Award Amount: Varies

www.mcsf.org

 

American Fire Sprinkler Association

April 1, 2021

Award Amount: Varies

https://www.afsascholarship.org

 

Signet Essay Contest

TBD- typically, April deadline

Award Amount: Varies

http://www.penguin.com/services-academic/essayhome

 

Dr. Pepper Tuition Program

May 1, 2021

Award Amount: $5,000 – 100,000

 

Tom Bentley Memorial Scholarship – MidSouth Community Federal Credit

TBD- typically, May deadline

Award Amount: Varies

https://www.midsouthfcu.org/other-services

 

Steps For Change Scholarship

May 25, 2021

Amount: $2,000 (scholarships.com)

 

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

June 12, 2021

Award Amount: $1,000

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

College Steps – Wells Fargo

TBD- typically a June deadline

Award Amount: Varies

www.wellsfargo.com/collegesteps

 

 

 

 

 

These scholarships will be available in October or later.

 

 

 

Google in Education

*Typically Available in the Fall

Amount: Varies

https://www.google.com/edu/scholarships/the-generation-google-scholarship/

Edison Scholars Program

*Typically Available in the Fall

Award Amount: $10,000 Renewable

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/edisonscholars

 

Military Commanders’ Scholarship Fund

*Typically Available in the Fall

Award Amount: Varies

http://sms.scholarsapply.org/militarycommanders/

 

Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

*Typically Available in the Fall

Award Amount: Up to $10,000

www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships

 

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

*Deadline November 20, 2020

Award Amount: Up to $30,000 per year

www.jkcf.org/scholarship s

 

Young Patriots Essay Contest

*Check site

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

www.debate-central.ncpa.org/yp14

 

The Dream Scholarship

(Specific to certain colleges)

*Typically available

In November

Scholarship Amount: Up to $25,000

http://www.thedream.us/opportunityscholarship

 

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

*Typically Available in the Fall

 

http://www.naacpldf.org/herbert-lehman-education-fund-scholarship

 

Robins Federal Credit Union

*Typically available in January

Amount: $2,000

https://www.robinsfcu.org

 

General Mills Scholarship

*Typically available in January

http://sms.scholarsapply.org/cbcfgeneralmillshealth

 

Rent-A-Center Make A Difference Scholarship

*Typically available in February

Amount: Varies

http://www6.rentacenter.com/racommunity/make-a-difference-scholarship

 

State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship

*Typically available in the Fall

Award Amount: Varies

https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/statefarmgoodneighborscholarship/

 

 

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The following scholarships are offered through the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. These scholarships are typically available online through their website from mid-December - mid March. See website for specifics and any changes.

 

 

 

Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $1,000

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

Joyce Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $500 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

Miller-Lanier-Central Foundation Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $750 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

P. Allen Golson Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $500 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

Sgt. Rodney M. Davis, USMC (MOH) Memorial Scholarship

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $1,000 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

The Billy & Bobby Stevens Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $2,000 - $4,000

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

The Sarah & George William Grier, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $1,000

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

Charles H. Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $3,000 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

Clifton Whitehead Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $1,000 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

GIGA Inc. Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: Varies

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

The Shield Club Scholarship Fund

Typically, the deadline is March 15

Award Amount: $2,000 (Renewable)

www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=504

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helpful Essay Links:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2013/01/31/4-ways-to-make-your

scholarship-essay-stand-out 

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-application 

 

Other sites to search for scholarships:

 

http://www.fedmoney.org

 

http://www.finaid.org

 

http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm

 

http://www.fastweb.com

 

www.GAfutures.org

 

www.gsfc.org

 

www.brokescholar.com

 

http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch.ss/welcome.jsp

 

www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

www.collegedata.com

 

www.CollegeAnswer.com/scholarships

 

www.ed.gov

www.scholarships.com

www.bls.gov/oco

www.gcic.peachnet.edu

www.kaptest.com

www.myfuture.com

www.eduinconline.com

www.usnews.com

www.petersons.com

www.usg.edu

https://www.goingmerry.com

Search Engines and Scholarship Programs

  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
  • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
  • National Society of High School Scholars - NSHSS and its partners offer more than $2,000,000 in scholarships annually. All students are eligible to apply for high school and college scholarships in the areas of academic excellence, entrepreneurship, leadership, literature, medicine, music, STEM, sustainability, visual arts, and more.

Scholarship Apps  & Resources

             

 

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