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GEORGIA

SINCE THE FALL OF 2014, THE GEORGIA MARKET OF THE POSITIVE ATHLETE PROGRAM HAS BEEN IN OPERATION, RECOGNIZING THE PEACH STATE'S MOST POSITIVE ATHLETES AND COACHES. EVERY YEAR SINCE 2016, OVER 5,000 STUDENT-ATHLETES AND COACHES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FROM OVER 425 GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOLS, MAKING GEORGIA THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MARKET IN THE POSITIVE ATHLETE FAMILY.

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

For the ninth consecutive year, Positive Athlete, an organization started by former UGA Football star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward, will be awarding college scholarships to Georgia high school student-athletes based more on their character than their athletic performance. Over $300,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the Georgia program’s inception. Thank you to our partners who make this program happen year after year!

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POSITIVE ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to the student-athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances or given back to their schools and communities in a significant way. NOTE: These scholarships are available state-wide.

HOPE & WILL AWARD

Six, $1,000 college scholarships given to the student-athletes who represented a Hopeful attitude and strong Will for their team, school and community. NOTE: These scholarships are available in Cobb, Gwinnett, Atlanta, North ATL, Northwest ATL & South ATL regions.

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WELLNESS AMBASSADORS AWARD

Available to the 50 participating Positive Athletes in the WellStar Positive Athlete Ambassador program with elementary schools. NOTE: These scholarships are available in Cobb, Northwest ATL, North ATL, Atlanta, South ATL & West GA regions.

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LEADERSHIP AWARD

Five, $1,000 college scholarships given to student-athletes who have shown exceptional leadership skills at their school and in their community. NOTE: These scholarships are available in Cobb, Gwinnett, Northwest ATL, North ATL, & Atlanta regions.

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POSITIVE ENERGY AWARD

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to student-athletes who brought positive energy to every practice and competition. NOTE: These scholarships are available in Cobb and Northwest ATL regions.

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FAMILY VALUES AWARD

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a male and female student-athletes that embody the heart of a Positive Athlete, and exemplifies the importance of positive family values. NOTE: These scholarships are available in the South ATL region.

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POSITIVE ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS

Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a Georgia male and female tennis athletes who impact lives and foster relationships in their community. NOTE: These scholarships are available state-wide

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LEGACY AWARD

Three, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Positive Athletes that are the child of a high school coach, and are great representatives of the lasting legacy of their parent. NOTE: These scholarships are available state-wide.

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GAMER AWARD

A $1,000 college scholarship given to the high school student-athlete who shows up when people in their school or community are in need. NOTE: This scholarship is available state-wide.

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EXTRA CREDIT AWARD

Five, $1,000 college scholarships given to the student-athletes who go above and beyond for their team, school & community to make the world a better place! NOTE: These scholarships are available in the Cobb, Northwest ATL & North ATL regions.

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