Scholarship: For Parents
The Peyton Anderson Scholarship is a wonderful resource for your child. Scholarships can provide up to $7,500 annually to students who demonstrate academic promise, good character, community involvement, and financial need. Scholarships can be used for college expenses and tuition, and can be combined with the HOPE Scholarship and other types of federal and college based financial aid.
Encourage your student to complete the college application process early, by:
- Scheduling the SAT or ACT test in the Fall semester of senior year
- Applying to colleges of his or her choice in the Fall
- Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. Students must have a completed FAFSA on file for colleges to make a Financial Aid award. The FAFSA requires a statement of the parents’ gross income, so filing your income tax as early as possible will help your student apply for college financial aid as well as for scholarships.
- Submitting the complete online Peyton Anderson Scholarship application by this year’s deadline.
There are a number of resources to help parents and students applying to college. First of all, students should talk with their high school counselor or graduation coach. On the web, visit sites like:
- www.collegeboard.com – Provides SAT information and test dates
- www.act.org – Provides ACT information and test dates
- www.gacollege411.org – Provides information about Georgia colleges and financial aid
- www.fafsa.ed.gov – Provides information about financial aid and on-line application
If your student needs help in paying for tests and applications, consult the high school guidance counselor. If your student qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch, it is possible for fees to be waived for college applications and the SAT or ACT tests. Alpha Phi Alpha’s Education Talent Search in Macon also offers assistance in paying for SAT and ACT tests; students are required to complete a series of workshops to qualify for aid. You can reach them at www.apaets.org or 478-746-4518.
For questions about the Peyton Anderson Scholarship, contact us at 478-314-0948 or e-mail us at [email protected].
Visit the FAQ page if you have more questions.