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 $250,000 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


Northside Hospital “Leadership Awards” ($4,000)

Four, $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, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, and Atlanta/DeKalb).


LGE Community Credit Union – “Extra Credit Awards” ( $5,000)

Five, $1,000 college scholarships given to the high school student-athlete who goes above and beyond for their team, school and community to make the world a better place. (Note: Available in the following regions: Cobb County, North Atlanta, and Northwest Atlanta {Cherokee, Paulding & Bartow}).


Cobb EMC “Positive Energy Award” ($1,000)

Given to a Cobb 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” ( $2,000)

Given to the Positive High School Athlete who represented a Hopeful attitude and strong Will for their team, school and community in Cobb County and South Atlanta.


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

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.


USTA Positive Athlete Scholasrships ($2,000)

Given to a Georgia male and female tennis athletes who impact lives and foster relationships in their community.


WellStar Health System – “Positive Athlete School Wellness Counselors Award” ( $3,000)

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).

Positive Athlete Georgia Partners

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

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Positive Athlete Corporate Headquarters:
Atlanta, GA USA