Below are a few news bits we have acquired recently regarding college planning for juniors and seniors >> All Good News!
Scholarship for Hispanic Students
A HABLA Scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to one deserving Hispanic high school senior or college freshman in metro Atlanta. The HABLA Scholarship is presented in an effort to keep the community moving forward through education and community involvement. We believe that helping to educate our youth and providing positive role models and encouragement are the best paths toward future Hispanic Achievement & Business Leadership success…HABLA! Deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:59PM EDT. Late entries will not be considered. Scholarship application and supporting documentation should be sent by mail only to:
Lanza Group, LLC
1710 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
The Atlanta Tuskegee Alumni Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Tuskegee University on September 27, 2014 for Fall Open House. High School students will hear presentations from the President, SGA, the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, and Housing as well as Deans, Professors and students of various academic programs. High School students will also have snacks and lunch, take a tour of the campus, receive a T-shirt, and attend a football game. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, visit your high school counseling office.
Governor’s Honors Program:
ATTENTION all Sophomores and Juniors: If you have a GPA of 3.7 or better and are interested in obtaining information regarding the Governor’s Honors Program, please sign up in the Counseling Office no later than this Tuesday, September 22, 2014 to receive valuable information by EMAIL. The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a 4 week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. For more information on GHP, please visit the web site or speak with your school’s Counseling Office.
Any students interested in attending the Mercer University’s School of Engineering, find scholarship information here. After you review this information, come see your counselor to be nominated for the Mercer Engineering Challenge which will be November 15th at the Macon Campus. Applications are due October 15th.
Elks Foundations Scholarship:
The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition. To download an application, click here. Applications are due by December 6, 2014 and should be sent to:
Atlanta Northlake Elks
1775 Montreal Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Georgia State Honors College Visit Days:
Are you interested in Georgia State’s Honors College? They have three remaining visit days on September 27, October 11, and October 18th.
If you are interested. click here to choose your date for the Honors Visit Day.
On Thursday, October 9th, 2014, Georgia Tech will host the Engineering Career Conference (ECC), a one-day event where female high school students get the chance to learn about each of the 11 engineering programs available at Georgia Tech from current students and faculty.
For more details and to register for ECC, please visit their web site.
Are you interested in attending a Christian College? Log onto www.christianconnector.com and be automatically entered in a $2,500 scholarship drawing. This is a free scholarship resource.
National Youth Leadership Forum:
Students interested in attending the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine during the summer of 2015 can sign up in your high school’s Counseling Office by September 25, 2014 for more information. There are 10 cities throughout the country (including Atlanta) where this extraordinary experience will be held.
High school seniors, don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2014 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program – there are three weeks left before the application deadline on October 3, 2014. This merit based scholarship can award up to $10,000. For more information and to apply, visit here.
Colored Rocks Prize Competition:
Are you a senior male student of color interested in a college scholarship? To apply for The Colored Rocks Prize you must submit an essay. For more information, click here. If you would like to take part in this contest, please see your high school counselor.
PROBE College Fair:
Tucker High School will host a PROBE College Fair on October 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Tucker gym.
Readers: Please add any more events you are aware of in the comments below.