Looking for financial aid that won't add to your debt? Don't dismiss scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships for use at schools in Atlanta can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships unique to your situation.
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to Atlanta students and accessible from Fastweb:
Atlanta Metro Alumni Association Chapter Scholarship
The Atlanta Metro Alumni Association Chapter Scholarship is available to students at Norfolk State University. You must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and be a resident of Georgia to be eligible for this award.
Atlanta Magazine Editorial Internship
The Atlanta Magazine Editorial Internship is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students majoring in journalism or English, as well as recent graduates. Intern duties include fact-checking, proofreading, research and occasional writing. Candidates should exhibit strong grammar and writing skills and have previous professional experience (newspaper/magazine experience is preferred). Internships are available during summer, fall and winter/spring semesters. A cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and copies of three published clips are required. http://www.atlantamagazine.com/internships.aspx
Wilma Warburg Scholarship - UNCF
The Wilma Warburg Scholarship is available to students attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, Spelman College and Interdenominational Theological Center. You must be studying health or science and have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.
http://www.uncf.org/forstudents/scholarship.asp (Use "Advanced Scholarship Search" to find individual award descriptions; if looking for a named scholarship, search by last name.)
Bank of America Junior Achievement Scholarship Fund
The Bank of America Junior Achievement Scholarship Fund is available to entering freshmen majoring in business or computer technology. You must have participated in Junior Achievement in Atlanta, Georgia, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this award.
To find more scholarships that are a fit for your interests and experience, visit Fastweb.com.