Scholarships

This is a list of scholarship resources. Some of the resources listed are specific scholarship opportunities for students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Some of the resources are search tools that will help you in your search for financial support. This is not a complete list and is growing as quickly as we learn of new resources. If you know of a resource that is not included here, let us know and we will update this list so that other students may benefit.

Title Description
nsoro Foundation

Awards range from $1,500 - $6,000 per academic year and are renewable for up to five years if a student remains eligible.  Scholarships are announced in June.  Recipients and non-recipients are notified via email... More

NAEHCY

NAEHCY (The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth) provides scholarships to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. A minimum of two $1500 scholarships are... More

The Posse Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students... More

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta offers a number of scholarships for youth from Georgia, and sometimes surrounding states. They have a wide range of scholarships and many of them are available to... More

Scholarship America’s Dream Award

Scholarship America’s Dream Award is given to selected students entering their second year of higher education beyond high school. The scholarships are renewable and will grow in amount each year. They range from $... More

Ty Cobb Foundation Scholarship

For undergraduate students who are residents of Georgia and have completed at least 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours with an average “B” or higher. Professional students pursuing dentistry or an MD are also... More

The Herb Affair Scholarship Award

Students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are welcome to apply. To apply students need to write an essay about the benefits of alternative medicine compared to pharmaceutical drugs. One... More

Cottage Inn Pizza Scholarships

These scholarships are available for graduating high school students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applying students must submit an essay describing how pizza can bring people together for the greater good of... More

Foster Care to Success

Funding and scholarships for youth from foster care.

Dell Scholars Program

$20,000, a lap top and text book credits. The Dell scholarship recognizes students who have overcome significant obstacles to pursue their education. Criteria for eligibility:

  • Participating in a Michael... More
Frank W. Ross Memorial Scholarship Fund

In association with the Pride Foundation, this scholarship aims to provide funding for educational opportunities for low-income, at-risk or homeless LGBTQ youth.... More

Horatio Alger Association

The Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program provides up to $22,000 in scholarship funds to students who demonstrate critical financial need and who have “faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives... More

Simon Youth Foundation

SYF has awarded more than $9.6 million to at-risk youth pursuing secondary education since 2000. Many of the foundation’s scholarship winners will be the first generation in their families to graduate college, and... More

Gates Millenium Scholars

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GMS provides scholarships for low-income, minority students. The 1000 annual scholarships may be awarded to African American, Hispanic, Native American, native... More

Winners for Life

WFL offers scholarships each year for at-risk and underprivileged teens looking to pursue an education. The foundation grants 50 scholarships each year to at-risk youth; interested students may find application... More

O Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship

This scholarship awards $20,000 over four years to low income, in-need, capable female students who have filled out their FAFSA forms and have a minimum of 3.2 GPA.

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Association

By providing funding to schools, the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time students of health profession and nursing programs coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.... More

The National Foster Parent Association

The National Foster Parent Association offers scholarships for foster youth, adopted youth, or biological youth of currently licensed foster parents, who wish to further their education beyond high school,... More

The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.


EMBARK is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu