Believe. Expect. Achieve.

Atlanta’s students have dreams: for their futures, their families, and their careers. We’re here to support those students. See how we’re doing this.

College Access

Achieve Atlanta and our College Access partners deliver hands-on help to APS students as they chart their paths to college. We have a formal relationship with Atlanta Public Schools and provide strategic, operational, and financial support to offer a district-wide college advising program that serves all APS juniors and seniors.

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College Success

As we work to increase the number of Atlanta Public Schools students graduating from college, we are partnering with postsecondary institutions and college success experts to offer direct support and advising services to students.

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For Students

For Students

The case for college is clear. People who complete higher education are more satisfied with their careers, wealthier, and better prepared to achieve their dreams.

A Path to College

For Families

For Families

Parents and caregivers are one of the most important ingredients in a student’s success. We provide resources to help you propel your student toward their dreams.

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Our Community

Our Community

Because students can face a number of barriers completing postsecondary education, we are mobilizing a community of organizations to support students in a holistic way.

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“The support Achieve Atlanta has given me

throughout the years means so much to me.”

“The support Achieve Atlanta has given me throughout the years means so much to me.”

Alexes Harris, George Washington University, Class of 2020

Achieve Atlanta

Scholarship

The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship is a need-based award designed to support APS students pursuing various postsecondary paths after high school. When combined with other possible sources of financial aid, the Achieve Atlanta Scholarship should greatly reduce the need for students and families to take out high-interest, private loans to pay for school. The Achieve Atlanta Scholarship is an important part of Achieve Atlanta’s broader effort to dramatically increase the number of APS students who earn a postsecondary degree or credential.

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Achieve Atlanta Graduates
Austin
Austin
Kennesaw State University

“Thank you Achieve Atlanta for your generosity and for contributing to my college success & my success in the future.”

April
April
Georgia State University

“I would personally like to thank Achieve Atlanta for assisting me financially all four years with the Achieve Atlanta Scholarship. I’m more than grateful for all their guidance and assistance in times of need.”

Nia
Nia
Valdosta State University

“With the help and support of Achieve Atlanta and their amazing staff, they have made college an easier and smoother transition. I am forever grateful for the amazing scholarship coaches I have had and this amazing college experience!”

Augustine
Augustine
Boston University

“I can finally confirm that this first-generation, low-income, APS-educated Mexican-American has accomplished that dream that [my family] so selflessly dreamed.”

Key Dates

For Scholarship Eligibility

Oct 1st

FAFSA Application Opens

Feb 1st

Scholarship Application Opens

May 31st

Scholarship Application Closes

June 22

Final Scholarship Awards Announced