Scholarship Entry Form and Instructions



The Center for Character Ethics has extended the deadline for all 2018 entries for our Student of Integrity Scholarship to January 19, 2018. This annual awards program selects and honors high school seniors who personify high character.

This year we are awarding SEVEN scholarships to graduating high school seniors which range from $1,000 - $3,500. This includes TWO CTAE-specific scholarships for those students who want to choose a technical path.

Students must attend an accredited high school or home-school in one of the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White Counties.


Entries must be completed online using the Entry Form below.  NO entries will be accepted via Mail or Email. Incomplete entries will NOT be acknowledged. 


  1. Complete Online Entry Form which is below or click here.  Within the online entry form, you will include the following:
    • Please write a letter expressing your thoughts on what it means to be a leader and how it feels when giving back to the community.  Include experiences and examples of your school & community involvement.
    • High School Transcript
    • An essay of 5000 characters or less.  Students are asked to read and consider the 20 principles entitled UncommonSense Framework (  Select one or more of the principles; and write an essay that gives a specific, personal example of how s/he was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how s/he overcame the situation by the application of high character and personal ethics.  
  2. Recommendation Form to be completed online by the student’s recommender. This form must be completed by a school administrator, teacher, counselor, community/religious leader or an employer. A recommendation from a family member or friend should not be submitted.  The deadline for submission of this form is January 19, 2018.  Please forward this link to the individual providing your recommendation:  



October 4, 2017 –  January 19, 2018                Scholarship Application Period                                                 
January 24, 2018 – February 22, 2018              First Round of Judging                                             
February 23, 2018                                              Finalists Notified                                                
February 27, 2018 – March 12, 2018                 Final Round of Judging                                               
March 19, 2018                                                  Winners Notified       

April 18, 2018                                                     Presentation Luncheon. Winners must attend.                                

Entries must be submitted online by January 19, 2018


Any questions should be directed to Crystal McPherson at 404-419-8753 or


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