Scholarship Opportunties

Overall Financial Assistance Opportunities
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The Georgia HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who plan on attending college in Georgia. Students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale including all attempts at Math, Science, English, Social Sciences, and Foreign Language credits.

Georgia's Zell Miller Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. Students must have a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale including all attempts at Math, Science, English, Social Sciences, and Foreign Language credits, combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration and meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements.

South Carolina provides direct support to students pursuing higher education through a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships and grants, however you must prove residency in the state of South Carolina to apply for state-funded financial aid. For specific information on residency requirements, visit our SC Residency Information page.
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The Augusta-Fort Gordon Chapter provides $2000 merit-based scholarships for High School Seniors and College Students from the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) who have been accepted into an accredited, full-time bachelor's degree program majoring in engineering, science, mathematics, or computing sciences.  The Chapter also selects two High School Senior applicants each year to receive a $2000 Henry Chestnut Scholarship established by Theresa and Ben Chestnut to fund scholarships for High School Seniors who have been accepted into a college undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) degree program.  Ben Chestnut, co-founder and CEO of MailChimp, was a Hephzibah High School Senior in 1996 when he received a Scholarship from this Chapter.
The American Chemical Society-Savannah River (ACS-SR) Local section is pleased to announce a new scholarship program to support and encourage students in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) intending to pursue a degree in a chemistry-related field of study. Application deadline is Jan. 12. 
The American Nuclear Society Savannah River Section (ANS-SR) is once again offering first-year
college and any year of a technical college scholarships to qualifying current high school seniors and
technical school students in the memory of its long-time member, Dr. Richard (Dick) Benjamin. As in
previous years, the eleventh year of the Benjamin Memorial Scholarship will recognize selected students based on an evaluation of submitted applications for college study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year.
Read HERE for qualifications and how to apply.

• $500, renewable for up to four consecutive semesters after the original award is made, provided all requirements are met for renewal. Max. award of $2,500.

• Any STEM-related field at Augusta Technical College

• The applicant must be a graduating senior at a high school in one of the following counties: Burke, Columbia, McDuffie, Richmond, or Warren.

• The applicant must enroll as a full-time student (12 credit hours) at Augusta Technical College.

The GAMES Scholarship began in 2011 as part of the Augusta Sports Council’s annual G.A.M.E.S. Awards which was an annual program created to highlight outstanding amateur athletes who represented a broad spectrum of sports disciplines in the area. To date, the Augusta Sports Council has awarded over $48,000 in college scholarships to 38 graduating high school student athletes in the Augusta community.

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is impact-driven and open to all applicants who meet the GPA and citizenship requirements, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation or any other background factors. Integrity, intelligence, motivation, work ethic, and willingness to serve others are the strongest indicators of a worthy educational investment.

·   10-15 scholarships awarded per annum

·    Four-year, full tuition scholarship (actual dollar amount varies based upon school selection)

·    Freedom in choice of school and area of study

The Community Spark Scholarship provides financial assistance to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students in Alabama or Georgia interested in a post-college career within the credit union industry, including majors in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Human Resources, and Information Technology. Student should be planning to attend accredited four-year college or university in Alabama or Georgia.
High school seniors can apply now to be one of 150 Coke Scholars and win a $20,000 college scholarship! Apply by October 31 at 5pm Eastern
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
The Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship was founded in 2016 honoring Gene Higginbotham, who dedicated 50 years to the pest management industry and Northeast Georgia communities. The scholarship is funded by American Pest Control.
1. Applicant must have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
2. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 high school cumulative grade point average (equivalent to a B average) and a 900 combined SAT score and/or ACT score of 17.
3. An application for the scholarship must be completed along with a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator, coach, mentor, or community leader.
4. Applicant must reside in an American Pest Control service location. Service areas can be found at

To Print Application, CLICK HERE.
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen
Current high school seniors are eligible for this scholarship. Receive up to $40,000 per year to complete your bachelor's degree, as well as opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.
JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual four-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. Application due Jan. 10, 2024.
The goal of the Julian & Jan Hester Memorial Scholarship is to assist deserving high school seniors in their first year of college and to promote community banking. All Georgia high school seniors are eligible to compete for this scholarship if they are planning to enter a Georgia university, college, or technical institute (two-year program or more) in the fall semester of 2024, following their high school graduation (applicant must be a full-time student). Each year, CBA awards four (4) $1,000 scholarships.

To compete, students must be sponsored by a local community bank, must complete an activity record expressing their leadership activity in school, write a short essay on community banking, provide teacher recommendations and an official high school transcript. Awards are based on academic merit and not financial need.

The scholarship is named after former community banker and long-time CBA Chief Executive Officer, the late Julian Hester and his late daughter, Jan Hester. Jan was a senior at the University of Georgia when she died in an auto accident on April 15, 1990. In addition to supporting community banking, this scholarship is an opportunity to pass on the positive qualities both Julian and Jan Hester exemplified to further the development of tomorrow’s generations.


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The scholarship is designed to identify and reward outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated an ability to excel in the fields of academics, extra-curricular school activities, and community involvement. The scholarship is available to any male, senior graduating high school who is enrolling in a four-year undergraduate college program that commences in the fall. The scholarship is awarded through the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, a registered 501(c)3 organization. Current or future membership in a fraternity is not required. REQUIREMENTS-Must be a graduating high school senior in the United States-Must identify as male. 
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The 2023-24 President's Youth Scholarship application is available by clicking here or through high school guidance offices located in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond counties. Our scholarship is open to all areas of study (not just real estate). To be considered for a scholarship, all applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024.
In 2006, the REALTORS of Greater Augusta (RGA) started the President’s Scholarship Award Program to recognize area high school seniors for their accomplishments and award scholarships to alleviate expenses of their college education. Since its inception and including this year’s recipients, the RGA has awarded $172,000 to local students. The committee selects recipients based on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, honors, and leadership positions held throughout their high school years.
The 2023-24 President's Youth Scholarship application is available by clicking here or through high school guidance offices located in Aiken, Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond counties. Our scholarship is open to all areas of study (not just real estate). To be considered for a scholarship, all applications must be submitted by March 15, 2024.
• $1,500, one-time award
• The applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
• The applicant must have already earned their Eagle rank in the Georgia-Carolina Council.
• The applicant must commit to attending college or other post-secondary education/training in the Fall.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) will award 15 family scholarships. SRNS Family Scholarships are open to sons and daughter of active full-service employees of SRNS who are in their last year in high school. If interested, see Mrs. Darley for the application. Application due February 2, 2024.
Stolkin Temple # 22 is a domestic non-profit corporation that assembles and perform philanthropy within the iconic city of Augusta, GA and throughout the CSRA. Our organization is a part of a larger body known as Prince Hall Shriners. We currently have 140 members in Augusta Ga. As Shriners, we are a philanthropic and charitable organization. We are making strides to enhance our community and be respected as a stellar representation of compassion, kindheartedness and charity. Our members are dedicated to the principles of fostering unity within our communities, mentorship to our youth and educational development programs in Columbia and Richmond County and throughout the CSRA.
You could win a $500 scholarship!  For the tenth consecutive year, Truist is pleased to offer the Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes where students can win a $500 scholarship for education expenses at a 2 or 4 year public or private college/university located in the U.S. 
The primary mission of the Watson-Brown Foundation is providing need and merit-based scholarships to select Georgia and South Carolina students attending accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States. The scholarships are renewable in amounts of $3000 and $5000.