For the seventh 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. Over $300,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the Georgia program’s inception. Nominating an athlete is a very simple process done online, 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.
Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Winter/Spring Sport high school student-athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances or given back to their schools and communities in a significant way. (Note: Available for all spring and winter sport student-athlete nominees in GA)
Five, $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, Gwinnett County, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, and Atlanta/DeKalb).
Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a Cobb, Paulding or Cherokee County student-athlete who brought positive energy to every practice and competition.
Given to the high school student-athlete who shows up when people in their school or community are in need. 10 Gamer Award winners (each representing a different Stars and Strikes store in Georgia) will be allowed to bring 4-8 guest to their local Stars and Strikes store for a bowling and laser night event. One of the 10 will win a $1,000 college scholarship.
Six, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Positive High School Athletes who represented a Hopeful attitude and strong Will for their team, school and community in Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Atlanta, North Atlanta, NW Atlanta and South Atlanta.
Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a male and female Henry, Rockdale, Butts or Clayton County student-athletes that embody the heart of a Positive Athlete, and exemplifies the importance of positive family values.
Available to the 50 participating Positive Athletes in the WellStar Positive Athlete Ambassador program with elementary schools in Cobb County, NW Atlanta Region, North Atlanta, Atlanta Region, South Atlanta and West Georgia.
Three, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Positive Athletes that are the child of a high school coach, and are great representatives of the lasting legacy of their parent. These scholarships are available state-wide to any child of a high school coach.