Atlanta Retired Educators Association
Atlanta Retired Educators Association


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 2022 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 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;


The Scholarship awardee is selected on the basis of their application 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 22, 2022 to:



Mrs. Anna M. Wade

Atlanta Retired Educators Association

Scholarship Committee Chairperson

2915 Bob White Dr., SW

Atlanta, GA 30311



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 $1,000.00 will be mailed directly to the recipent.


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

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Atlanta Retired Educators Association (AREA)


Martha W. Plowden, Ph.D. 

Ms. Helen Carithers



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