Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship

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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 four 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 legal citizen of the United States.
  3. Must be a graduating high school senior.
  4. Must have been a legal resident of the state of Georgia for at least three years prior to application.
  5. Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR rank in the upper 15 percent of his/her graduating class.
  6. Must have an SAT composite score (critical reading and math) of 1300 or higher.
  7. Must have been accepted to a four-year accredited college or university to pursue an undergraduate degree in mathematics, engineering, or one of the physcial sciences.
  8. Must enroll as a full-time student.
  9. Must demonstrate a commitment to community service.

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

Description: This scholarship is available to Georgia high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or rank in the top 15 percent of their class, and have an SAT score of 1300 or higher. Students must plan to major in engineering, the physical sciences, or mathematics.

Application requirements for the Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • FAFSA
  • Recommendation letters (2)
Additional Information: All eligible students must demonstrate high moral qualities. Preference will be given to students attending a college/university in the state of Georgia and/or student who claim a connection to Tech High School, if such a claim can be verified. 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.  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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