Atlanta Metropolitan State College


The Atlanta Metropolitan Foundation provides scholarships to support the success of AMSC students. These scholarships are to (1) attract new high performing students to AMSC, (2) support students who have unmet financial need after they exhaust Federal and State financial sources, and reward/acknowledge students for their academic merit and achievement.

Scholarships are available to AMSC students who current enroll in credit programs. A student may receive one scholarship per semester, including summer terms. The awarding of the scholarship is at the discretion of the AMSC Scholarship Committee. The criteria for Scholarship are based on a combination of the following criteria, depending on the nature and amount of the scholarship:

  1. Recent AMSC awards of scholarship or support based on the past year
  2. Existing funding level of the student (e.g. federal, state, local) requesting the scholarship
  3. Quality and content of essay (a scholarship application requirement)
  4. Grade Point Average (a scholarship application requirement)
  5. An Instructor's Recommendation (a scholarship application requirement)
  6. Indication of Community/Civic Service

Atlanta Metropolitan College Foundation Scholarships

AMSC Scholarship Application Priority Deadlines: July 30 (For Fall Semester), December 15 For (For Spring and Summer Semesters)

  • Barbara S. Smalls Science Scholarship
  • Community Commitment Scholarship
  • Eldridge W. McMillan Scholarship
  • Marcus Green Book Scholarship
  • President's Choice Award Scholarship
  • Second Chance Scholarship
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarship
  • Thomas Dortch Jr. Scholarship

Hardship Funds

  • United Way Financial Empowerment Services (FES) Cash Assistance Program The FES assists students experiencing financial hardships that threaten to adversely affect their ability academic success. Students near graduation (within 1 year) are eligible to receive up to $1801 to apply towards tuition, books, supplies, fees, and transportation. Eligibility for the FES funds include: (1) a hardship application, (2) verification of financial harship for tuition, books and/or fees, minimum 2.0 GPA, (3) be in good standing with AMSC, (4) graduate within one year of receiving funds, (5) complete financial literacy training upon approval.
  • The Trailblazer Locker: A Pantry for the Food Insecure at AMSC, sponsored by the Department of Student Affairs, this program provides food for students lacking the resources to feed him or herself either nutritiously or consistently.
  • Student Support Services Program – This program provides tutoring and other support services to college students who meet hardship criteria.

AMSC Research and Special Programs Opportunities for Students

  • Health Careers Opportunity Program
  • Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participants
  • QEP Student Assistants
  • Supplementary Learning Student Assistants

Additional Scholarships, Services, and Programs Offered by External Agencies