Student Scholarships

High School Scholarship Program

In keeping with our policy of providing quality education for young people, Georgia PTA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school. Georgia PTA Scholarships, the first of which was established in 1963, are funded solely through memberships, local unit PTA, Council contributions and other donations.

Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university or post-secondary institution. The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.

This is a one-year, non-renewable grant.


A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Student Scholarship if:

  • A graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA (in good standing)
  • Student and/or parent/guardian is a current member of PTA/PTSA.
  • Will attend a college, university, or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year.
  • Has exhibited good character.
  • Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Has NOT received a full scholarship(s) college, university, or trade/vocational school.
  • Is NOT related to a member of the Georgia PTA Board of Directors nor an appointed Specialist or Consultant.

Checklist: Completed and signed where needed by applicant and parent/guardian.

  • Two (2) letters of recommendations from an adult that is not a relative

  • Essay, answer these questions in at least two (2) paragraphs

    • What is your proposed field of study?
    • Why have you chosen this career field?
      Judge(s) will consider the following criteria in selecting winners: extra-curricular activities, honors and awards, references, essay, and following instructions.
  • Disbursement of Scholarship Funds Disclaimer-included in application form (Signed by parent/guardian)

  • Student Applicant and/or parent/guardian is a current PTA/PTSA member.

  • The number and amount of each scholarship is determined by donations.

Deadline: by 11:59PM, Friday, May 27, 2022

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

Due on or before Friday, March 27, 2022 via certified mail to:

Georgia PTA

ATTN: High School Scholarship Program

114 Baker Street NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30308-3366

Applications, reference forms and all supporting documents must be received in the Georgia State PTA office by Friday, March 27, 2022. 

Date of Notification

The scholarship recipients will be notified by U.S. Mail and/or e-mail by June 3, 2022.  Scholarship winners will have until July 1, 2022 to accept the award.  After August 1, 2022, the scholarship will be revoked.

Post Award Requirements

  • The award recipient must provide proof of registration and enrollment as a full-time undergraduate student in a post-secondary university (public or private), fine arts school, community college, or Vo-Tech for the 2022-2023 year.
  • The awarded recipient must provide proof of their Social Security Number.

All scholarships require current membership at PTAs in good standing, so if you’re not yet a member but are interested in applying for these opportunities, be sure to contact your local PTA and join today!

If additional information is needed, please email:

Georgia PTA’s contract with MemberHub stipulates that MemberHub neither owns any data in the Georgia PTA portions of the database (any local unit, council, district, or state hub) nor is allowed to use the data in the database for its own purposes except in aggregate, redacted form. In other words, they can use it for general data reporting, such as stating how many members are in the state’s database or demonstrating how many local units are set up or using their online stores, but they cannot use any personal information that is in the database to increase their revenue. If they were to use the data outside of the parameters of their contractual obligations and allowances, they would be in breach of their contract.

Georgia PTA is also only using the data in aggregate form. Currently, that data reporting includes total number of active/inactive units, total number of units using MemberHub and WePay, number of members per unit, number of member dues paid to Georgia PTA, number of member dues to be paid to Georgia PTA (in progress or not yet sent), and types of members.