Purpose: The Caribbean Association of Georgia, Inc. (CAG) scholarships are merit based and, are available to deserving Caribbean American college bound high school seniors. The scholarships were established to recognize students of Caribbean American heritage, who have made exemplary leadership and service contributions to the community and within their high schools in Georgia.



Award:  A $500 scholarships to be awarded to a high school senior who is college bound.


Application Deadline: May 31, 2106


Eligibility requirements:

1.  Must be graduating high school seniors.
2.  Maintain a least 3.00 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
3.  Applicants must be of Caribbean American ancestry.
4.  Be accepted for admission at an approved accredited institution of higher education in a program of study that leads to a degree.
5.  Georgia residency of at least 1 year.
6.  At least 2 letters of recommendations from teachers, religious leaders, and/or political representatives.
7.  Conduct at least 100 hours of community service with local 501(c)(3)non-profit organization's).
8.  Provide a copy of the acceptance letter or certification of enrollment issued from a two or four year college or university of which the applicant’s attendance is confirmed.
9.  Submission of 450-500 word typed essay on (a)What do you think have caused past and perhaps future generations of Caribbean Americans to disconnect from their Caribbean heritage (b) what do you think can be done to change this (c) what can you do to help these younger generations stay connected to their Caribbean heritage?
10. Certify to be drug free.
11. Family members of the board of directors, members, partners, and sponsors are not eligible to apply.
12. CAG Education Committee will conduct interviews from a list of finalist, in order to select two recipients.
13.    Application Deadline: ________________________________


Mail the completed scholarship packet to the following address:


Caribbean Association of Georgia, Inc.

Education Committee

P.O. Box 1386

McDonough, Georgia 30253

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