Exciting Updates: 

We are excited to announce Achieve Atlanta has received an $8 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott! This investment is an affirmation of our cross-sector approach and the work Achieve Atlanta and its partners do to help Atlanta Public Schools (APS) students access, afford, and earn postsecondary credentials. 
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Our 2022 Impact Report is live! Throughout this report, we share where we are, what we’ve learned along the way, and where we’re going. Most importantly, we share the voices of our Achieve Atlanta Scholars and graduates who inspire us every day.
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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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“I'm graduating Magna Cum Laude and thanks

to Achieve Atlanta I'm graduating debt-free.

“I'm graduating Magna Cum Laude and thanks to Achieve Atlanta I'm graduating debt-free.

Glen, Fort Valley State University, Class of 2022

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
Jazzmyne
Jazzmyne
Valdosta State University

“Achieve Atlanta has provided me with the best resources that helped me during my 4-year college experience. Not only did they provide financial support with scholarships and emergency grants, but they supplied me with a college coach who I built a strong bond with. Thank you, Achieve Atlanta for everything!”

Kennijah
Kennijah
Georgia Southern University

“None of this would be possible without the love and support from my former coach Sarah Keith. Thank you, Achieve Atlanta, for the opportunity and scholarship…and to all the current Scholars, remember, ‘If it was easy, everyone would do it.'”

Kynaston
Kynaston
University of Missouri

“From COVID-19 hitting my freshman year, to being virtual all sophomore year, to returning for my third and final year as a senior, I hardly had the luxury of experiencing college to its fullest. However, I am grateful for the time I did have here.”

Isiah
Isiah
Georgia State University

“Achieve Atlanta has been extremely instrumental in supplying me with the financial assistance to fulfill my collegiate obligations. As a first-generation college student, my journey has been far from easy, but Achieve Atlanta’s help has been the icing on the cake for me to do great things beyond my university status. Thank you, Achieve Atlanta!”

Key Dates

For Scholarship Eligibility

Oct 1st

FAFSA Application Opens

Feb 1st

Scholarship Application Opens

May 31st

Scholarship Application Closes

June 15th

Final Scholarship Awards Announced