SINCE 2013, 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.
For the tenth 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!
Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Winter/Spring Sport high school student-athletes who have overcome difficult circumstances or given back to their schools and communities in a significant way. (Note: Available for all spring and winter sport student-athlete nominees in GA)
POSITIVE ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS
Five, $1,000 college scholarships given to student-athletes who have shown exceptional leadership skills at their school and in their community. (Note: Available for the following regions: Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Northwest Atlanta, North Atlanta, and Atlanta/DeKalb).
Six, $1,000 college scholarships given to the Positive High School Athletes who represented a Hopeful attitude and strong Will for their team, school and community in Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Atlanta, North Atlanta, NW Atlanta and South Atlanta.
HOPE & WILL 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. These scholarships are available state-wide.
GA ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOC.
Available to the 50 participating Positive Athletes in the WellStar Positive Athlete Ambassador program with elementary schools in Cobb County, NW Atlanta Region, North Atlanta, Atlanta Region, South Atlanta and West Georgia.
WELLNESS AMBASSADORS AWARD
Two, $1,000 college scholarships given to a male and female Henry, Rockdale, Butts or Clayton County student-athletes that embody the heart of a Positive Athlete, and exemplifies the importance of positive family values.
FAMILY VALUES AWARD