Local scholarships available for high school seniors in Cobb Co.
by MDJ staff
February 12, 2014 12:00 AM | 2574 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cobb high school seniors can apply for these local scholarships:

• Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 American Association of Blacks in Energy Scholarship Atlanta Chapter Scholarship program. High school seniors planning to major in business, engineering, technology, mathematics or the physical sciences are encouraged to apply. Applications are due on or before March 1. More details are available at aabe.org/Atlanta. Click on the Scholarship Committee tab on the left side of the page.

• The Harrison High School PTSA is offering scholarships to deserving HHS seniors. Awards are based on extra-curricular activities, community involvement, recommendation letters, a student essay, and overall GPA. Further details on qualifying requirements, as well as an application form, can be picked up from Harrison’s Guidance Office or online at harrisonptsa.org. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 19.

• The Brian Jordan Foundation (a former Atlanta Braves and Falcons player) was founded to support and work with less fortunate kids. One of the activities of the Foundation is its College Scholarship program which provides $1,250/year for four years to the recipients. Up to seven high school seniors are selected each year from the Atlanta area for this need based scholarship requiring a certain grade point average and school activities. More information and the application can be found under the BJF Programs tab at brianjordanfoundation.com.

• The PEARL Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Rho Zeta Omega Chapter are offering a scholarship. For more information, visit akarhozetaomega.org.

• Applications for the Kell High School PTSA Scholarships are available in the Kell front office. All applicants must be PTSA members by Feb. 28. All completed applications are due to the front office March 28 by 3:30 p.m. Kell PTSA will award up to a total of $2,000 in scholarships.

• Nine Marietta Kiwanis Foundation Scholarships, seven administered by the Marietta club and one each where the application is made directly to Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University. Information on each scholarship and application forms are available on the club’s website http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/. Applications can be completed online. The deadline for receipt of applications is March 31. The Kiwanians will choose recipients by mid- to late April, and recognize them at our weekly lunch meeting on Thursday May 15.

• The East Cobb County Council PTA will award six separate $1,000 scholarships as part of its Margie Hatfield Scholarship Fund program. One student from each of the East Cobb County Council PTA high schools will be selected. The ECCC PTA created the Margie Hatfield Scholarship Fund in 1990 to honor the dedication and years of service provided by Mrs. Hatfield to the youth of our Council PTA. The scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior enrolling in a full-time course of study at any institute of higher learning, and funds must be used for continuing education. Applications must be typewritten or printed legibly and the guidelines followed exactly. Applications that do not adhere to the outlined specifications will be disqualified. There is no limit on the number of students from each school who can apply. Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 24 and winners will be notified by March 27. Winners will be honored at the April 17 General Membership Meeting of ECCC PTA. Contact ECCC PTA Scholarship Chair Irene Barton at 678-778-4596 or irenebarto@gmail.com if you have any questions.

• The JoAnn Taylor Scholarship Fund was created by the Tom Mathis Sr. Council PTA to demonstrate the council’s commitment to education and to provide a financial award for deserving high school seniors within the council’s boundaries. A great emphasis will be placed on the citizenship and community/school service records of the scholarship recipients since this embodies the philosophy of the PTA. There will be one scholarship awarded to each of our 2013-2014 participating high schools: Allatoona High School, Harrison High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School, and North Cobb High School. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 each. Applications must be received no later than 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Notification of winners will be made as soon as judging is complete. Winners will be honored on April 8 at the General Meeting of the Tom Mathis Sr. Council PTA at Acworth City Hall. More information: tmcpta.my-pta.org.

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