For the fifth 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 $200,000 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.
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, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, and Atlanta/DeKalb).
Three $1,000 college scholarships given to the WellStar Wellness Counselors who truly symbolize the importance of exercising, healthy lifestyles, and being a Positive Athlete. (Note: Available in Cobb County, Northwest Atlanta, and Atlanta DeKalb).
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.