After School Program (ASP) Scholarships
Scholarships of limited scope will be provided to students in active Foundation 2000 member
schools that serve financially challenged families. Scholarships are designed to provide
supplementary support only and cannot fully fund any child for an entire school year.
The Betty Gray Scholarship
Foundation 2000 for Children is pleased to provide The Betty Gray Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Betty Gray, a lifelong educator in Cobb County, has served as teacher, counselor, principal, and board member. She values education and is a tireless advocate for students in the South Cobb communities. The Betty Gray Scholarship will be awarded to students who aspire to further their educational pursuits at either a two-year or four -year institution of higher learning.
Applications for scholarships must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 3, 2017. Scholarship winners will be notified, and scholarships will be notified, and scholarships will be awarded at the Bridgemill Athletic Club on Monday, June 26, 2017.. This scholarship program is for a graduating senior at the Performance Learning Center, McEachern, Pebblebrook, and South Cobb High Schools only.
Incomplete applications and facsimiles will not be considered; however the application may be copied. Please refer to the checklist on page 7 prior to submitting the application. Mail the completed applications to:
Foundation 2000 for Children
The Betty Gray Scholarship
ATTN: Hermia Simmons-Deveaux, Principal
Harmony Leland Elementary School
5891 Dodgen Road
Mableton, GA 30126
Applicants must be graduating seniors who attend McEachern, Pebblebrook, South Cobb High Schools or the Performance Learning Center. Applicants must attend a two-year or four -year institution of higher learning. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale in order to qualify for the scholarship (PLC students must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA). Applicants are required to submit an official high school transcript in a sealed envelope, along with the completed application.
Applicants are required to submit a typed essay that addresses the following topic:
"Why is it important for me to pursue higher education?"
Essays must be submitted in the following format: double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, two page maximum, one inch margin on all sides, name should be typed in the upper right hand corner of each page.
The essay is an important part of the selection process, and will be reviewed by application raters. Ratings will be based on the following criteria:
Creativity and/or Style
Correct use of grammar and punctuation
Content and organization
Use of research materials to support the topic
Applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation.
Applicants are required to sign a Scholarship Funds Disbursement Disclaimer.
Scholarships are to be used for educational purposes only and funds will not be distributed until winners provide a Student Enrollment Verification Form. Funds will be disbursed in the name of the student and the school. Funds will be mailed directly to the school.
After reviewing the applications, the committee may decide to interview the finalists for the scholarship. Candidates will be notified if they are selected for the interviews.
If you have questions, call (770) 819-2496 or send an email to: