The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta manages various scholarship funds for the benefit of eligible applicants. Scholarships allow our donors to invest in the future by helping deserving students pursue higher education. Students benefit from the financial assistance as well as the academic recognition of being a scholarship recipient.
Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria and are managed with varying degrees of involvement by the Foundation's Education Advisory Committee and staff. If you are interested in applying for a specific scholarship, please do the following:
- Review the information for each scholarship to determine eligibility for specific scholarship. To apply, follow the instructions on the page that describes each scholarship.
- Please review each application carefully.
- If you have additional questions or concerns not addressed in the application itself, please direct your inquiries to the specific contact listed for each scholarship.
Click on the links below for instructions on applying for scholarships via the online scholarship portal:
Scholarship instructions (PDF)
Renewal applicants will receive an email to notify you of the renewal package due date. If you have not received an email explaining the renewal process and attachments, please complete the application as if you are a new applicant. The renewal application can be downloaded here:
Scholarship Renewal Application
If you have questions after reviewing the information available on the website, send an email to email@example.com or call the Foundation at 404-688-5525 and request to speak with someone on the scholarships team.
** If you are a nonprofit organization interested in scholarship opportunities, visit our Nonprofit Effectiveness webpage.
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Boys High Scholarship Fund
To provide support for graduating high school seniors at Henry W. Grady High School in their pursuit of a college educationRead More
Lester W. Butts Scholarship Fund
For a graduating senior from Frederick Douglass High School, an Atlanta Public School, in honor of the late Lester W. Butts, the first principal of the schoolRead More
James M. Cox Medical Scholarship
To provide scholarships for medical school students pursuing degrees at a Georgia institution Read More
Helen & Vernon Crawford Scholarship Fund
For adults who have completed a literacy program and wish to pursue post-secondary educationRead More
Steve Dearduff Scholarship Fund
For undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in medicine and social workRead More
Dreams2 Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship opportunities for deserving students who want to pursue their educationRead More
Nancy Penn Lyons Scholarship Fund
For students with financial need who have been accepted for enrollment at prestigious or out-of-state universitiesRead More
Pattillo Scholarship Fund
For students pursuing an undergraduate degree with preference shown to employees of Pattillo Construction Corporation and their dependentsRead More
The James M. & Virginia M. Smyth Scholarship Fund
To provide financial support to students enrolled at an accredited college pursuing an undergraduate degreeRead More
George and Pearl Strickland Scholarship
For undergraduate or graduate students with financial need pursuing a degree at the Atlanta University Center collegesRead More
Tech High School Alumni Assoc./W.O. Cheney Merit
For students pursuing degrees in mathematics, engineering or one of the physcial sciencesRead More
Everett Williams Scholarship Fund
For graduating seniors with financial need living in or having spent childhood in Oconee County, GA.Read More
Women’s Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship
For students enrolled in undergraduate studies at an accredited four-year collegeRead More
Scholarships are awarded on a nondiscriminatory basis after careful review of eligible applications. Award recommendations are approved by The Community Foundation's Board of Directors, and scholarship awards are paid directly to the educational institutions where the successful candidates are enrolled.
If you have questions after reviewing the scholarship information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Foundation at 404-688-5525.