Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$20,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 14

Friday
Awarded By:

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Up to five new awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a graduating high school senior.
  4. Must have been a legal resident of Georgia for at least one year prior to application.
  5. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  6. Must have a combined SAT score of 1000 or higher (critical reading and math only), OR an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.
  7. Must have a demonstrated history of commitment to community service.
  8. Must not attend a public college or university in Georgia. Preference will be given to students attending selective private or out-of-state institutions.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available to Georgia high school seniors with demonstrated financial need who have been accepted for enrollment at selective private or out-of-state institutions (students attending public Georgia institutions ineligible). Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 22 or higher.

Application requirements for the Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: Students must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory basis after careful review of eligible applications. Award recommendations are approved by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors, and scholarship awards are paid directly to the educational institutions where the successful candidates are enrolled.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, renewable for three additional years. Renewal students must submit the current year's renewal form to receive funding.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $20,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 14

Applications are available online on The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta website. Please note: Students may apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible within the online application. A separate application must be created for each scholarship for which the student wishes to apply. Each student must upload the following documents to the online application: a high school or college transcript, depending on his/her current level of study; and a copy of his/her Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR is generated by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financial aid offices. Each student must also provide contact information for two people who will submit letters of recommendation on his/her behalf. Recommendations must come from teachers, school personnel, or other adults who know the student well and can attest to his/her merits. Recommendations cannot come from family members. An email will be sent to each recommender with instructions for submission of the letter of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
Contact: Allyssa Kiser
Address: 50 Hurt Plaza Suite 449 Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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