Scholars in Service

Scholars in Service Program

To foster the next generation of Atlanta’s community leaders and philanthropists, Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) is offering an elite scholarship program that is rooted in the spirit of service and designed to cultivate a dedication to community, lifelong learning, and humanity to high school students across the Metro Atlanta area.

40 select students will come together from October to January to learn the ins and outs of the non-profit community in Atlanta and to contribute their own strengths and skillsets to the continual improvement of our city. After learning about youth homelessness, service, and giving from Atlanta’s philanthropic and business leaders, the students will execute service projects at CHGA designed to raise awareness and meet specific needs with respect to youth homelessness in Atlanta. As they work together to creatively and innovatively address a prominent social issue, each student will also raise funds and awareness to make a profound impact in the lives of an often invisible subgroup of their own generation. Additionally, they will be matched with one of the business and philanthropic leaders who will mentor a small group of students as they increase their awareness about homelessness, fundraise for CHGA’s youth, and serve on CHGA’s campus. At the conclusion of the program, the student who raises the most funds for the youth at Covenant House Georgia will be awarded the $2,500 Scholars in Service Scholarship and will have the honor of presenting a college-bound Covenant House youth a matching $2,500 scholarship.

During this journey, the students will make lasting connections with other students and Atlanta’s philanthropic and business leaders, build service into their resumes to reflect their personal values, and broaden their understanding of social issues and services.

Program Outline

Scholars in Service will meet once a month from October to January for service and learning opportunities. Participants will fundraise for Covenant House and the youth we serve throughout this time. The top fundraiser will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and will have the honor of presenting a college-bound Covenant House youth with a matching $2,500 scholarship. Tips and tools for fundraising will be shared as part of the program curriculum.

Key Program Dates:

  • Application Deadline – September 30, 2018
    *Applications submitted after 11:59pm on September 30, 2018 will not be reviewed
  • Acceptance Announcements – October 8, 2018
  • Program Kickoff – Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9am-2pm
  • Immersion Night – Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm
  • Holiday Service Night – December 2018 TBD
  • Service Day and Awards Ceremony – Monday, January 21, 2019, 9am-12pm

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be accepted:

  • Between the ages of 15 – 18
  • Enrolled as a student in high school
  • Available on all program dates (see above)
  • Committed to raising at least $1,000 towards your fundraising goal 

The application for the fall semester will open September 1, 2018.
View application requirements.

We will accept 40 students from the metro-Atlanta area to take part in this exclusive program. The student who adheres to the program requirements and raises the most funds will be awarded the Scholars in Service Scholarship and will have the honor of presenting a Covenant House Georgia resident with a matching scholarship. 

Interested? Pre-register now!

Questions? Contact Leigh Hall at vhall@covenanthouse.org

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