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Atlanta, GA Area Scholarships

Atlanta (/ætˈlæntə/) is the capital of, and the most populous city in, the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2017 population of 486,290, it is also the 39th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.8 million people and the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. A small portion of the city extends eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.

Atlanta was originally founded as the terminating stop of a major state-sponsored railroad. With rapid expansion, however, it soon became the convergence point between multiple railroads, spurring its rapid growth. The city's name originates from the term "Atlantica-Pacifica," signifying the importance of its reputation as a major transportation hub. During the American Civil War, the city was almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea. However, the city rose from its ashes and quickly became a national center of commerce and the unofficial capital of the "New South". During the 1950s and 1960s, Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals playing major roles in the movement's leadership. During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.

Atlanta is rated as a "beta(+)" world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. It ranks in the top twenty among world cities and 10th in the nation with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $385 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors that include transportation, logistics, professional and business services, media operations, medical services, and information technology. Atlanta has topographic features that include rolling hills and dense tree coverage, earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest." Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, and culture.

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Atlanta, GA Area Scholarships

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Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Gucci North America

Up to $20,000 December 31, 2019 See Details

Gucci Changemakers Scholarship Program

Gucci North America

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Up to $20,000

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December 31, 2019
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Posse Scholars Program

The Posse Foundation, Inc.

100% of tuition Varies See Details

Posse Scholars Program

The Posse Foundation, Inc.

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100% of tuition

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - Emory University

Emory University

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship - Emory University

Emory University

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Benjamin E. Mays Scholarship

Emory University

66% of tuition Varies See Details

Benjamin E. Mays Scholarship

Emory University

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66% of tuition

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Ira Jarrell Endowed Scholar Award

Oglethorpe University

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Ira Jarrell Endowed Scholar Award

Oglethorpe University

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Greater Atlanta Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship

Michigan State University

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Greater Atlanta Alumni Club Endowed Scholarship

Michigan State University

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Edward D. Smith Scholars Award

Emory University

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Edward D. Smith Scholars Award

Emory University

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Chick A Bowl Scholarship

Virginia Tech - General Scholarships

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Chick A Bowl Scholarship

Virginia Tech - General Scholarships

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Schools in and around Atlanta, GA

Georgia State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,843 average out-state tuition; $6,984 average in-state tuition
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $30,604 average out-state tuition; $10,008 average in-state tuition
Clark Atlanta University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $20,476 average out-state tuition; $20,476 average in-state tuition
Emory University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $48,690 average out-state tuition; $48,690 average in-state tuition
Spelman College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $24,382 average out-state tuition; $24,382 average in-state tuition
Morehouse College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $25,055 average out-state tuition; $25,055 average in-state tuition
Georgia State University-Perimeter College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,421 average out-state tuition; $2,224 average in-state tuition