Atlanta Retired Educators Association
Atlanta Retired Educators Association

OBJECTIVE

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.

Purpose

The purpose of the scholarship award is to provide funds to a highly motivated student with a great financial need, and who is interested in pursuing a career in Education.

ELIGIBILITY

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 2015 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;

Application Criteria

Submit two letters of recommendation from school and 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

documentation.


**All documents received will be handled with complete privacy and confidentiality.

Procedure

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, 2015 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 of choice.  Upon receipt of proof of enrollment,  the scholarship award in the amount of $1000.00 will be mailed directly to the recipent.

Forms

AREA Scholarship Application
Application for applicant to apply for the Annual AREA Scholarship Award
AREA_Scholarship_Application.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [34.5 KB]
Volunteer Form
Form to use and record all volunteer service for applicants
AREA_Volunteer_Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [54.6 KB]
AREA Checklist Form
Checklist provided for convenience of ensuring all documents are included for mailing.
AREA_Scholarship_Checklist.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [41.7 KB]

Contact Us

Atlanta Retired Educators Association (AREA)

P. O. Box 42683
Atlanta, GA 30311-9998

Email: AREA@atlretireded.org

 

You can also fill out our online form.

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