The Harvest Scholarship for HS students
(African American females in the Community-Based Mentoring Program) has been created to support and motivate African American females to extend their academic journey beyond a high school diploma from a Gwinnett County Public School. The Harvest Scholarship will grant a one-time award of $1,500 for one or more college bound GCPS seniors who are planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university or technical school. Selection is based on these African American females being members of the mentoring program for 2 or more years as well as active in the community. The students must have a GPA minimum of 2.5 with plans to enroll in the fall as a full time student in either an accredited technical school or 2 or 4 year college/university.
Requirements could include, but are not limited to:
- Teacher recommendation
- Personal recommendation
- GPA must be at least 2.5
- Geographic boundaries
- African descent, at least one parent must identify as Black/African American.
- Volunteer hours must reflect contributions in the Black community, 30 hours
- Member of the Community-Based Mentoring Program
- Any field of interest, high school seniors
- 500 word essay, high school seniors
*Scholarship recipients are recognized during the End of the Year Celebration in May. All scholarships will be awarded in the Spring Semester prior to the post K-12 Fall semester.