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COLLEGE & CAREER

We hope these resources are helpful to you! The information contained in this website is for general information purposes to be used by students and parents with appropriate cautions to examine and research the completeness, accuracy, reliability, validity, and suitability of the information contained on this website including the links to other sites. The Duluth High School Counseling Department provides the information for the counseling section of the website and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, it is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy of this information.  If personal information is requested, be sure to verify security procedures for preserving privacy and safety. Duluth High School Counseling Department does not endorse any of the companies and/or websites listed.

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Duluth Fine Arts League Scholarships
The Duluth Fine Arts League is pleased to once again award scholarships to graduating seniors from Duluth High School who are planning to major or minor in one of the Fine Arts at the college level.  Categories include visual arts including fine art, graphics, or photography; music, either vocal or instrumental; and theater arts such as dance and acting.  Scholarships totaling $8000.00 will be awarded to deserving seniors who participate in auditions on April 19. Applications for the Duluth Fine Arts Scholarship are now available at www.duluthfineartsleague.org. All applications must be submitted online prior to the deadline which is March 19 at midnight.
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Attention Seniors,

Duluth High School Community Scholarships are now available for Duluth High School Seniors only.  No competition from other high schools.  Please be sure to complete the application, provide the supporting information, and return to Dr. Fenner before 3/24/17.  

 Please click DHS Community Scholarship Application in the right column.

PTA Area II - Senior Scholarship
Area II Gwinnett Council of PTAs is proud to be offering one scholarship to a student from each of the high schools in our area for $750 (this includes DHS). We pride ourselves in being able to offer this to the students in our area every year.  
 
Please see the attached application.
The application is also available for downloading on our website at www.area2gwinnettpta.org.  It is located under the scholarship tab.  
 
Please contact Virginia Kerr, Area II Scholarship Chair treasurer@area2gwinnettpta.org if you have any questions.
We appreciate your support.
 
COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCEDURES
SENIORS - Be sure to review the DHS College Application Procedures handout below to ensure a smooth matriculation from DHS to the post-secondary institution of your dreams! :)
SENIOR PROFILE | Need a counselor letter of recommendation? No problem! 
Note: Letters of Recommendation must be requested at least 3 weeks in advance of your deadline.

If you are requesting a letter of recommendation from your counselor for a college application or scholarship, you are required to complete a Senior Profile. This information will assist your counselor in writing a recommendation which will fully highlight you & your accomplishments. The more specific details you can give us, the more thorough your recommendation.  If you are able to have your teacher provide additional information about you please have them send the Counselor Request for Teacher Information Form to Dr. Fenner as well.

Once completed, save this file and email it to Dr. Fenner, our College & Career Counselor at Brian_Fenner@gwinnett.k12.ga.us.
*VISITING WITH COLLEGE ADMISSION REPRESENTATIVES
 
•Come to the Counseling Office (300 Building) to get a pass to visit with the college representative - spaces are limited so act quickly.
•Make sure that your GPA and test scores are competitive for the school you wish to visit with when making an appointment.
•All visits will be in The Depot (our College and Career Center) located in the Counseling Office.
STATE SCHOLARSHIP/GRANT PROGRAMS

The State of Georgia offers the following scholarship/grant programs for students to persue post-secondary schooling:

HOPE Scholarship/Grant Program
Click HERE for info. regarding the HOPE Program
Zell Miller Scholarship/Grant Program
​Click HERE for info. regarding the Zell Miller Program

For more information on these state funded programs, feel free to visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission website at: http://gsfc.georgia.gov/hope.

*Scholarships/Financial Aid $$$
www.studentaid.ed.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov (Student Guide to Financial Aid, FAFSA on the Web, FAFSA Express, help in completing the FAFSA, federal school codes)
www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/ (scholarships for HS seniors)
www.athleticscholarships.net/ (NCAA eligibility, recruiting and athletic scholarships)
www.atlantascholarships.com (local scholarships)
www.cityofcollegedreams.com (scholarship search)
www.college-scholarships.com (scholarship search)
www.edtrust.org (financial aid)
www.estudentloan.com (student loan comparisons)
www.fastweb.com (FastWeb scholarship search)
www.finaid.org (FinAid)
www.hsf.net (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)
www.meritaid.com (scholarship search)
www.nasfaa.org/redesign/parentsstudents.html (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
www.salliemae.com (Sallie Mae)
www.scholarshipexperts.com (scholarship search)
www.scholarshiphelp.org (scholarship search)
www.scholarships.com (scholarship search)
www.debt.org/students/scholarships-and-grants/ (scholarship & grant search tips)
www.kaarme.com/kscholarships/search (scholarship search)
www.freescholarship.com (scholarship search)
www.duluthscholarships.blogspot.com/ (scholarship blog)
www.spokeo.com/scholarship/list (schoarlship listing)
www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/ (scholarship listing)

*Scholarship Notices/Updates

 

Attention Seniors,

Duluth High School Community Scholarships are now available for Duluth High School Seniors only.  No competition from other high schools.  Please be sure to complete the application, provide the supporting information, and return to Dr. Fenner before 3/24/17.  Application below.


-The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship Deadline 12/31/16
The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is our way of giving back to the up and coming young entrepreneurs. We are looking for someone that's caught the entrepreneurial bug and needs a little help funding their dream. Whether you started your own lawn care business in high school or have an idea for a revolutionary new app, tell us what makes you passionate about business.
Send us a copy of your transcript, an updated resume, and a 500-700 word essay telling us what makes you passionate about business. Submit all material by December 31st to scholarships@lawnstarter.com with the subject of "LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship". The winner will receive $1,000, paid in full, as well as instant access to our LawnStarter Pro software.
Eligibility Requirements: Open to all majors as long as they are an incoming or current full-time student enrolled in a 2-year/ 4-year/ or graduate program and are passionate about entrepreneurship.
Website: https://www.lawnstarter.com/atlanta-ga-lawn-care#scholarship to learn more.

-Students Without Mothers Deadline 12/31/16
Students Without Mothers (SWM) is now accepting applications for college scholarships to be awarded in 2017 and 2018. SWM is a local non-profit organization providing scholarships to high school seniors who are without their mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Scholarships are $4,000 each, distributed in annual payments of $1,000.
For qualifying criteria and applications, please visit our website:www.studentswithoutmothers.org or call our office at 404-250-3232.
Current high school juniors (graduating May 2018) and seniors (graduating May 2017). The seniors will receive their scholarships in June 2017 and the Juniors in June 2018.

-Black Leaders In Nursing Giving Globally, Inc. (BLINGG) Deadline 4/1/17
The Tuwanna M. Bradley Memorial Scholarship Fund Tuwanna Marie was very passionate about bringing light to issues that affected her community. Her compassion for those without a voice was only surpassed by her resilience in dealing with misfortune and her diligence to do right by her fellow man. In an essay of no more than 750 words, please tell us how certain circumstances or obstacles you’ve faced in your life have influenced you in your quest to BLINGG and become great. The winner in this category will be awarded a one-time award of $1000.00 during the fall semester.

I Want to be a Nurse Scholarship. Nursing is more than a career path, it is the essence of mind, body, soul, kindness, compassion and love that makes it unique among all other professions. A nurse embodies care that is holistic in its approach. In no more than 750 words, tell us why you want to become a nurse. The winner will receive a one-time award of $500.00 biannually. Criteria The applicant must be a minority high school student with a financial need. Each category requires an essay of no more than 750 words pertaining to the subject matter stated above in each category. A GPA of a 3.0 or an ACT of At least 19 must be verified by either a transcript or a letter from the counselor stating.

Deadline Application and supporting documents must be postmarked by April 1 and mailed to 2330 Scenic Hwy S. Ste. 708 Snellville, GA 30078. Be sure to attach essay, and verification of ACT score or GPA.

-B.Davis Scholarship Deadline 5/22/17
Please visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm for information and to apply.
Amount of Scholarship: $1,000. For questions contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com All juniors and seniors are eligible for this scholarship

-Georgia State Chapter Scholarship Deadline Late January
Renewable scholarship for an amount to be determined by the awarding committee with applications due in late January. http://peogeorgia.org/

-Scholarships for women of color various deadlines and numerous scholarships.
http://baucemag.com/list-of-undergraduate-and-graduate-scholarships-for-women-of-color/

-Guaranteed Scholarships

Guaranteed Scholarships are those scholarships that are unlimited in number, and require no interview, essay, portfolio, audition, competition or other "secondary" requirement. Just meet the criteria listed, adhere to the application deadlines set by the individual colleges and universities, gain admission, enroll, and receive your scholarship or scholarships. Remember that, in many cases, the scholarships are mutually exclusive...you will generally receive the largest scholarship or grant for which you qualify.  For additional information, please visit http://www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/

 

-GCPS Foundation Scholarship Catalog – 2017

Apply for a Scholarship / GCPS Foundation Common Scholarship Application.  Application Deadline January 30, 2017 (unless otherwise stated).  The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation 2017 Scholarship Catalog will be available through Spring 2017. Review the scholarship catalog for detailed information on requirements for each program.

Please check the website

http://www.gcps-foundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/2017-GCPS-Foundation-Scholarship-Catalog-120216-1.pdf



*Information on Selecting, Financing, and Applying to Post-Secondary Options:
www.blackexcel.org (information for African-American students)
www.collegeanswer.com (College Answer)
www.collegeispossible.org (Coalition of America’s Colleges and Universities)
www.commonapp.org (college applications online)
www.eduinconline.com (Black College common application online)
www.gocollege.com (GoCollege)
www.inlikeme.com (college admission resources)
www.mappingyourfuture.biz (Mapping Your Future)
www.myfuture.com (Career and Military opportunities)
www.nacacnet.org (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net (NCAA eligibility)
www.offtocollege.com (Off To College)
www.schoolsoup.com (School Soup/Good Call)
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm (USNews.edu)
www.zinch.com (student profiles for viewing by colleges)
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/georgia/
 
*Scholarship Information for Students that have no access for federal aid, limited access to state aid, and may be faced paying out of state tuition:
http://www.thedream.us/  Christian Brothers University, Delaware State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Trinity College DC, Western Oregon University
 
Duluth High School PTSA 2016-2017 Scholarship Information

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Duluth High School PTSA is proud to offer two $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. One male student and one female student will be the proud recipients of these scholarships. Every candidate must have successfully met or exceeded the State of Georgia graduation requirements and plan to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university.  See application below.
 
Georgia PTA Student Scholarships
Georgia PTA Scholarships assists students who have successfully completed a Georgia high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution.
 
See files below for details and applications.
QUICK LINKS
Click on any link below to be directed to the corresponding website:
 
ACT    
My College Quick Start        BigFuture                       
GCIS (Georgia Career Information Center)
 Duluth High School Code: 111150