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:
*Students graduating after May 2022 are ineligible.
*Fall 2021 grant recipients who indicated they would graduate fall 2021 are ineligible.
**See supplemental PDF for list of eligible institutions.
Other factors may be considered if applicant pool exceeds anticipated participation. Such as, but not limited to, preference for 2021 fall semester grant recipients, full-time enrollment, date of application submission.
Students must demonstrate financial need. Students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees are eligible to receive up to $2,500 per student per term. Students pursuing technical and Associates degrees are eligible to receive up to $750 per student per term.
Awards are for the spring 2022 term. Awards are not renewable; however, applicants may reapply each term/semester that they are eligible.
Awards for funding of a second Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree is not permitted.
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.
Upon receipt of grant funds, Sponsor authorizes SAI to release funds as award payments according to the program calendar.
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 will be approved for completion grants based on 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 who indicated they would graduate spring 2022 term are eligible. New grant recipients graduating spring 2022 are eligible.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.