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Caroline Gordon-Jelks,

Hours: Bell Times
Grades: 9th - 12th

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Savannah Early College Code: 111409


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SCCPSS Scholarship List




Scholarships with October 2020 Deadlines

Scholarships with November 2020 Deadlines

Scholarships with December 2020 Deadlines



The following is an updated list of scholarship opportunities.  Scholarship listings will be updated to include additional local and regional awards.  As with college applications, students who need transcripts and letters of recommendation from the Counseling Office must give a minimum two weeks notice to ensure a timely turnaround process. 


      List of Scholarship Resources

Organization & Description



GAFutures: Plan your high school graduation, prepare for college, apply for the HOPE scholarship and some colleges.

Fastweb: Scholarships, information about colleges, financial aid, student life, and internships

Department of Education: Information about why to go to college, what to do to get to college and how to pay for college

Scholarships: Find money for colleges and get found by colleges

Collegeboard: College is within your reach. Helpful info and college option search. There's a college out there that's just right for you, and Cappex, Your College Decision Headquarters™, makes finding it much simpler. With easy-to-use tools that quickly let you find colleges and scholarships, including


Upcoming College Fairs:


September 18, 2019      6:00-8:00p.m.                 Savannah PROBE College Fair Savannah State University 



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UNCF Scholarships – Search for hundreds of scholarships and grant programs administered by the United Negro Scholarship Fund as well as scholarships offered through other organizations.  If you are applying to an HBCU, this is a must!

Deadline: Varies


QuestBridge National College Match is part of the Quest Scholars Program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has worked since 1994 to help outstanding low-income students access top-tier educational opportunities. Please learn more by visiting


Comcast Leaders and Achievers-SECHS will nominate one outstanding senior who has shown commitment to community service during his/her four years at SEC.


Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete Awards-awards given to local, state, and national levels of competitions. Highly competitive. Academic Achievement, Athletic Achievement, Community Impact.

Deadline: October 2nd


AES Engineering Scholarship-$500 multiple awards. Essay between 500-1000 words.

Deadline: October 6th


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship-50 awards of $5,000. For students who have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity in their personal lives, financial need.

Deadline: October 25th


Coca-Cola Scholars-50 awards of $20,000 and 200 awards of $10,000. 1. Leadership in School 2. Commitment to Community 3. Academic Achievement 4. Part-time employment.

Deadline: October 31st


College Prowler “No Essay” Scholarship-$2,000. Fill out an online form. One winner is selected at random each month.

Deadline: monthly


Prudential Spirit of Community Awards-$1,000 with a chance to earn more. Students who have excelled in community service and/or leadership. Applications must be completed online and submitted to Mrs. Gordon-Jelks for review. Only one student is nominated from SEC.

Deadline: October 24th


Ron Brown Scholarship – At least ten awards of $10,000 per year for four years ($40,000).  Academically talented, highly motivated African American Students who are US citizens should apply.

Deadline: November 1st & January 9th


VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest-Various amounts. Applicants must submit a recorded essay (CD or cassette tape) 3-5 minutes in length on the topic, “Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History & Future.”

Deadline: November 1st.


First Freedom Student Competition-$750-$3,000. Must write an essay on a topic involving religious freedom and have a sponsoring teacher.

Deadline: November 17th (online) November 24th (postmark)


AXA Achievement Scholarship - 25,000.  Students who have ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for family and community, and the ability to achieve in college should apply.

Deadline: December 1st


Colored Rocks - $50-$5,000.  For “male students of color;” essay contest

Deadline: December 5th


Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program – various local, regional, and national awards are available totaling over $2 million; criteria-academics, essay, recommendation

Deadline: December 7th


Hispanic Scholarship Fund – Various amounts. Hispanic heritage, GPA of 3.0 or greater

Deadline: December 15th/Various 


Safe Engineering Scholarships-various amounts. More than 60 corporate and university sponsored scholarships to qualified students who are interested in the study of engineering and related sciences.

Deadline: University Sponsored December 15th


Ronald McDonald House Scholarships-Students currently enrolled in high school who are eligible to attend an institution of higher learning or vocational/technical school with a complete course of study in the year immediately following graduation may apply for only one RMHC scholarship program.

Deadline: December


GE-Reagan Scholarship Foundation Program-Several awards renewable for $40,000; Leadership, drive, integrity, citizenship, financial need, academics

Deadline: January     



The Gallery Collection Create a Greeting Card Scholarship-Submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic to be used as the front of a greeting card.

Deadline: January 15th


SunTrust Off to College Sweepstakes 2019-2020 – Various amounts, bi-weekly drawings. 

Deadline: Ongoing


            Additional Reminders:


ü One of the single best sources of scholarship money is the college or university to which you are applying. Many schools have scholarship deadlines much earlier than their regular decision admission date.


ü Please pay close attention to the financial aid and scholarship sections of your schools’ websites!


ü Additional scholarship opportunities will be sent to you via email throughout the school year!


ü Check your HOPE GPA status and HOPE scholarship requirements at