Positive Athlete Georgia Announces $22,000 in College ScholarshipsFor the fourth consecutive year, Positive Athlete Georgia, an organization started by former UGA Football star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, will be awarding $22,000 in 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 (link), 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 ScholarshipsDelta 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. SPECIAL AWARD FOR SUNTRUST BANK “MOST POSITIVE BOOSTER CLUB” ($4,000) 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).