The Spring 2023 Completion Grant Application is open now!

What is the Achieve Atlanta Completion Grant and what can it cover?

Achieve Atlanta has established a Completion Grant Program to assist Achieve Atlanta Scholars who have exhausted their Achieve Atlanta Scholarship funds and will be completing their degree within two terms at an eligible 2-year, 4-year, or technical institution. Achieve Atlanta has partnered with Scholarship America to administer the Completion Grant Program.

Scholars who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees are eligible to receive up to $2,500 for the term. Scholars who are pursuing technical and Associates degrees are eligible to receive up to $750 for the term. Grant awards will be sent directly to college/university.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for a completion grant for the spring 2023 term you must:

  • Be an Achieve Atlanta Scholar who has exhausted their scholarship fund eligibility (reached maximum fund or time limits)
  • Be a current college undergraduate at and Achieve Atlanta-eligible institution
  • Be graduating spring 2023, summer 2023 or fall 2023

  • Be enrolled at an Achieve Atlanta eligible college/university

  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Scholars graduating after the fall 2023 term are ineligible.

  • Fall 2022 completion grant recipients not graduating by spring 2023 are ineligible.
  • Previous year completion grant recipients are ineligible.
    • Tull Scholarship recipients are ineligible.

    How Do I Apply?

    Application step-by-step guide.
    1. Beginning November 17, Scholars who have exhausted their Achieve Atlanta Scholarship funds will be emailed an Out of Funds Spring Renewal Application that must be completed to determine initial eligibility for a completion grant.
    2. Scholars who meet the initial eligibility criteria will automatically be directed to Scholarship America’s application hub where they can submit a completion grant application.

    3. Applicants must provide verification of eligibility criteria to be considered for a completion grant. If application requests exceed funding available, Achieve Atlanta may consider additional factors such as but not limited to, full-time enrollment, and date of application submission. 

    4. Applicants will be notified of decisions by email in late January 2023. If additional information is needed to process your application you will be notified via email. Approved applicants will need to sign an acceptance form sent via email.

    5. Scholarship America will issue the completion grant payment to the Scholar’s college in late January 2023.

    What documents are required with my completion grant application?

    1. Current, complete transcript.

    2. Confirmation of spring 2023 course registration and expected graduation date. Examples include:

           a. A ‘DegreeWorks’ document OR

           b. Completion of an Enrollment Verification Form by a school administrator.

    When and how will the completion grant payment be issued?

    Completion grants for approved applicants will begin disbursing in late January 2023. Completion grants will be payable and be sent directly to the applicant’s school.

     

    What if I have more questions about the application process or status of my application?

    For more information about completion grants, contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682; Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Only new applicants who have not previously applied need to create a new account at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/achieveatlanta/. Begin by clicking on the I’m a student option under the First time here?  heading. If you are having trouble creating an account you can contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682, Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.

    Go to https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/achieveatlanta/ and click on the red Scholarship America Hub button. Then, click on the Forgot password/username?  link and follow the instructions to retrieve your username or reset your password. If you continue to have issues logging back into your account you can contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682, Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.

    Check your junk or spam folder in your email to see if the email message is there. If you continue to have issues logging into your account you can contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682, Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.

    Check your junk or spam folder in your email to see if the email message is there. If you are missing your application confirmation email message you can contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682, Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.

    Please review all completion grant application steps above and make sure you have completed each step. Applicants will be able to check their application status by logging into their created account at https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/achieveatlanta/. Applicants who need to provide additional information will be contacted via the email provided in their application. Completion grant decisions will be announced via email in late January 2023.

    Completion grants for approved applicants will begin disbursing in late January 2023. Completion grants will be payable and be sent directly to the applicant’s school.

    For more information about completion grants, contact Scholarship America directly at: Phone: 507-931-1682; Email: completiongrants@scholarshipamerica.org.