Scholarships are financial aid awards to help students pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid. There are several different types of scholarships including those based on merit, athletics, and organizational.
Where to find college scholarships
Work (yours or parents)
Religious organizations (e.g., church, temple)
College/University Office of Financial Aid & school-specific scholarship websites
Scholarship websites (see below for example)
Sign up for scholarship apps (see below from example)
Sign up for scholarship search engines (see below for examples)
Email Mrs. Gross if you are interested in applying for any of the announced scholarships or if you are interested in a scholarship in which you must be nominated by Walton.
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Programs
Zell Miller Scholarship (covers 100% tuition)
Must earn a 3.7 GPA as compiled by GA Student Finance Commission in core coursework (English, Math, Science, Soc Studies, & FL) between grades 9-12
Earn at least a 1200 on the Math & Verbal portions of the SAT in one test administration or score at least a 26 composite score on the ACT
HOPE Scholarship (covers portion of tuition)
Must earn a 3.0 GPA as compiled by GA Student Finance Commission in core coursework (English, Math, Science, Soc Studies, & FL) between grades 9-12
The Class of 2021 is required to have four rigorous courses to be eligible for the HOPE and/or Zell Miller Scholarship. Click here for a list of rigorous courses and other eligibility criteria.
HOPE Grant—available to students who are seeking a technical certificate or diploma, regardless of student’s high school GPA or gradation date