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Positive Athlete Georgia College Scholarships in 2017-18

For the fifth consecutive year, Positive Athlete Georgia, an organization started by former UGA Football star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, will be awarding college scholarships to Georgia high school student-athletes based more on their character than their athletic performance.

Nominating an athlete is a very simple process done online at Positive Athlete Georgia’s Website (nominate here), and athletes can be nominated by parents, coaches, teachers, administrators or fans of high school student- athletes grades 9-12. We are looking for athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances, given back to their schools and communities, or just have an infectious positive attitude.

2016-17 Positive Athlete Georgia Scholarships

Delta Air Lines Scholarships – ($5,000) – Two, $2,500 College Scholarships available to student-athletes state-wide in Georgia who helped make their school or community they live in a better place.

SunTrust Bank “onUp Award” – ($1,000) – Given to an athlete in the state of Georgia who took steps to focus on what matters to their high school and community.

Northside Hospital “Leadership Awards” ($4,000) – Four, $1,000 college scholarships given to student-athletes who have shown exceptional leadership skills at their school and in their community. (Note: Available for the following regions: Cobb County, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, and Atlanta/DeKalb).

LGE Community Credit Union – “Extra Credit Awards” ( $2,000) – Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to the high school student-athlete who goes above and beyond for their team, school and community to make the world a better place. (Note: Available in the following regions: Cobb County and Northwest Atlanta).

WellStar Health System – “Positive Athlete School Wellness Counselors Award” ( $6,000) – Six $1,000 college scholarships given to the WellStar Wellness Counselors who truly symbolize the importance of exercising, healthy life-styles, and being a Positive Athlete. (Note: Available in Cobb County, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, Atlanta DeKalb, South Atlanta and West Georgia).

Cobb EMC “Positive Energy Award” ($1,000) – Given to a Cobb County student-athlete who brought positive energy to every practice and competition.

Gwinnett Medical Center ($2,000) – Comeback Player of the Year Awards” – Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a Gwinnett County male and female student-athlete who overcame and returned from a game-changing injury or illness that affected their athletic participation, while demonstrating competitive achievement, sportsmanship, ethical behavior and strong academics.

Forsyth County Slugfest Scholarship ($1,000) – Given to a Forsyth County student-athlete who has made a positive difference in the Forsyth County community.


A $4,000 donation will be made to the Georgia High School Booster Club who best supports the Positive Athlete Georgia movement. (Ask your high school Athletic Director for more information).