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:
**See supplemental PDF for list of eligible institutions.
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 spring 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 Spring 2021 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.
Applicants will be notified of decisions by email in January.
Payment of Grants
Scholarship America processes grant payments on behalf of Achieve Atlanta. Payments are made in one installment in January.
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:
*If applicant does not have appropriate documentation, they may have an advisor complete a supplemental PDF form that confirms information needed.
**Previous grant recipients graduating Spring 2021 term are eligible. New grant recipients graduating Spring 2021, Summer 2021, or Fall 2021 are eligible.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.