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Achieve Atlanta Completion Grant Program
Application status: Closed

Achieve Atlanta has established a completion grant program to assist Achieve Atlanta Scholars who have exhausted their Achieve Atlanta Scholarship funds and will be completing their degree within the next two terms at an eligible two- or four-year college or university or vocational-technical school.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Achieve Atlanta Completion Grant Program must:

  • Be an Achieve Atlanta Scholar.
  • Current college undergraduate, within two terms of degree completion*, at an Achieve Atlanta-eligible institution for the Fall 2020 term.
  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent.

*Students graduating Fall 2020 term or Spring 2021 term are eligible. Summer terms are excluded. Students graduating after May 2021 are ineligible.

Awards
Students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees are eligible to receive up to $2,500 per student for the term. Students pursuing technical and Associates degrees are eligible to receive up to $750 per student for the term.

Students must demonstrate financial need for the fall term using the following calculation: cost of attendance (all school expenses), minus grant aid, minus scholarships. Scholarships and grant aid cannot exceed cost of attendance to demonstrate financial need.

Awards are for the Fall 2020 term. Awards are not renewable; however, if additional funding is made available for future terms of completion grants, applicants may reapply. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Completion grants are made payable to the school. Awards may be considered taxable income to the recipient. Recipients should work with a tax advisor to determine whether or not the award is taxable to them.

Selection of Recipients
Applicants must provide verification of eligibility criteria to be considered for a completion grant. If application requests exceed funding available, Achieve Atlanta may prioritize additional factors. Confirmation of eligibility criteria will be confirmed with the following documentation:

  1. Current, complete transcript of grades for confirmation of minimum 2.0 GPA or equivalent.
  2. ‘Degree Works’ or Enrollment Verification Form to confirm course registration for the upcoming fall term and expected graduation date of Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
  3. Student Financial Aid Award Letter (FAAL) to confirm financial aid package in order to determine financial need.

Notification
Applicants will be notified of decisions by email in late July.

Payment of Grants
Scholarship America processes grant payments on behalf of Achieve Atlanta. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  1. A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted but they must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  2. ‘Degree Works’ or Enrollment Verification Form to confirm course registration for the upcoming fall term and expected graduation date of Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.
  3. Student Financial Aid Award Letter (FAAL) to confirm financial aid package in order to determine financial need.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

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