Scholarships Grades 9th - 11th Students Without Mothers is dedicated to helping high school students without mothers help themselves by empowering them to continue their education. The organization main purpose is to provide scholarships for college bound high school students who are without their mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Students are pre-selected during their junior year of high school. They are then recognized and awarded their scholarship certificate at the Annual Scholarship Luncheon the following year (their senior year) after completing the Life Coaching Program. Each student receives a $4,000 scholarship (disbursed in annual payments of $1,000, if the student continues to meet the criteria for re-qualifying as outlined in the Scholarship Renewals section). Eligibility Criteria
• Students must be a current resident of Georgia
• The program serves the 21-County Metro Atlanta Area including Gwinnett; priority is given to students whose guardian earns $50,000 or less annually.
• Must be planning to attend a two or four year institution of higher learning
• Must participate in organization Life Coaching Program to aid in preparing for college
• The mother is not in home; either due to death, or other unfortunate circumstances Scholarship winners are encouraged to pay it forward. After successful completion of the program they are asked to give back in some way by either donating their time or providing financial support to future scholarship recipients. Scholarship applications are accepted between, September 1st – December 31st. The geographic focus area now includes the 21-County Atlanta metro. Please see the Eligibility tab for the list of counties. Click here for: Scholarship Application Form Confirmation of Receipt of Application You will receive an email confirmation when your application is received.
Selection Process: The scholarship selection committee meets in February to review applications and select recipients. Scholarship selections are based on the greatest need and the total number awarded each year vary based on the amount of funds available. Qualified applicants may be asked to speak with a committee member to explain why he/she has the greatest need and should be awarded a scholarship. Students selected are required to provide additional information by a designated date before scholarship certificates are issued at the annual Scholarship Awards Reception in June. ********************************************************************************************** Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship: Did binge-re-watching "The Walking Dead" get you thinking about what you’d do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Maybe you've envisioned your own post-apocalyptic world overrun with the living dead, forcing you to come up with a zombie survival plan — and quick! Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school or college campus might be like in a zombie apocalypse. Our Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you’d hide, and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive. We're giving one successful survivor $2,000 towards his or her college education. Do you think you have what it takes to make the cut? Applicants must:
Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
Submit an online written response to the question: "Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive." (250 words or less)
The Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around January 31, 2019.