Positive Athlete Georgia Announces College Scholarships

Positive Athlete Georgia Announces College Scholarships

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.

Positive Athlete Georgia Scholarships


Academy Sports + Outdoors “Positive Athlete Scholarships”

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)


Northside Hospital “Leadership Awards” ($5,000)

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).


Cobb EMC “Positive Energy Award” ($2,000)

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a Cobb, Paulding or Cherokee County student-athlete who brought positive energy to every practice and competition.

Wellstar Health System

Stars & Strikes – “Gamer Award” ($1,000)

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.


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta “Hope and Will Award” ( $6,000)

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.


Eagles Landing Health “Family Values Award” ( $2,000)

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.


Wellstar Health System “Positive Athlete Ambassadors” ( $5,000)

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.


GA Athletic Coaches Association “Legacy Award” ($3,000)

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.


USTA Positive Athlete Scholarships ($2,000)

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a Georgia male and female tennis athletes who impact lives and foster relationships in their community.

Positive Athlete Georgia Partners

Atlanta Dream
Atlanta United
HOBY HughOBrian Color
Power Of Peace
College Football Hall of Fame

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Positive Athlete Corporate Headquarters:
Atlanta, GA USA