Emergency Grants for Achieve Atlanta Scholars (NOW OPEN)

Life as a college student is packed with financial stresses, unexpected bills, and unmet needs that make it hard to stay focused. That’s why we’ve partnered with Scholarship America to provide emergency grants, which take care of you, so you can take care of school.

What is an Emergency Grant?

Emergency Grants are for one-time, unexpected financial emergencies that potentially impact a student’s ability to stay enrolled in school. For example, an unexpected medical or dental cost, higher than expected utility bill, a transportation issue such as a car repair, or an unexpected life event that impacted your ability to meet financial obligation.

Am I Eligible?

If you’re currently an Achieve Atlanta Scholar, use the list of participating schools below to see if you are eligible for this pilot program. You must be receiving Spring 2020 Achieve Atlanta scholarship funds to be eligible for an emergency grant.

Eligible Expenses:

 Home (rent, utility, or repair)

 Car repair

 Medical or dental



Other (Reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

Non-Eligible Expenses:

 Tuition and fees

Required course supplies including books


 Travel/study abroad

I am an Achieve Atlanta Scholar at Atlanta Technical College or the University of West Georgia
All of our current Achieve Atlanta Scholars at these two schools are eligible to apply for an emergency grant.


I am an Achieve Atlanta Scholar with a Beyond 12 coach at one of these schools:
Current Achieve Atlanta Scholars enrolled at one of the schools below are also eligible to apply for an emergency grant.


  • Agnes Scott College
  • Albany State University
  • Armstrong State University
  • Augusta University
  • Brenau University
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Columbus State University
  • Dalton State College
  • East Georgia State College
  • East Georgia State College – Augusta
  • East Georgia State College – Statesboro
  • Emory University


  • Fort Valley State University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Georgia Military College
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Gordon State College
  • Gwinnett Technical College


  • LaGrange College
  • Life University
  • Mercer University
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • Morehouse College


  • Paine College
  • Piedmont College
  • Point University
  • Reinhardt University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Savannah State University
  • Savannah Technical College
  • Shorter University
  • South Georgia State College
  • Southern Crescent Technical College
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • Toccoa Falls College


  • University of North Georgia
  • Valdosta State University
  • Wesleyan College
  • West Georgia Technical College
  • Young Harris College