Atlanta Retired Educators Association will provide the organizational framework through which retired educators can continue a life of service and support to fellow members, their active colleagues and the community.
The purpose of the scholarship award is to provide funds to a highly motivated student who has the financial need and is interested in pursuing a career in Education.
To be considered for this scholarship, you must:
Be a United States Citizen or legal permanent resident;
Have a desire to major in the field of Education;
Be a 2021 full-time senior graduating from an accredited Atlanta Public School (APS) High School;
Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better;
Have a minimum SAT score of 1200 or better, or an ACT score of 20 or better;
Submit two letters of recommendation from school and proof of volunteer service (family members excluded);
Submit a typed essay of 500 words entitled "Why I Want to be an Educator";
Submit a recent photograph;
Submit an official (sealed) high school transcript obtained from the Records Coordinator or Guidance Counselor;
Provide proof of parent's or legal guardian's income (e.g., W2, IRS Form 1040);
AREA scholarship application;
AREA volunteer form;
AREA checklist form;
Finalists may be required to interview with the AREA Scholarship Committee and would be expected to
participate. The Scholarship awardee is selected on the basis of their application, interview and supporting
**All documents received will be handled with complete privacy and confidentiality.
Application materials must be mailed in one packet. Transcripts and letters of recommendation should not be sent under separate cover. Incomplete, e-mailed, faxed or late applications will not be considered.
Mail a completed applicaton package postmarked by March 15, 2021 to:
Atlanta Retired Educators Association
Attn: Scholarship Committee Chairperson
P. O. Box 42683
Atlanta, GA 30311-9998
Please notify the AREA, Scholarship Committee Chairperson once accepted and enrolled in the college or university.. Upon receipt of proof of enrollment, the scholarship award in the amount of $1000.00 will be mailed directly to the recipent.
Atlanta Retired Educators Association (AREA)
Ms. Helen Carithers
Martha W. Plowden, Ph.D.
You can also fill out our online form.