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Simon Scholars Program - Atlanta

  • Cynthia Miller
  • Executive Vice President of Collegiate & Strategic Initiatives
  • 714-381-4394

Program Description

The Simon Family Foundation's "Simon Scholars Program" was created to help economically disadvantaged students who face difficult life circumstances advance themselves through a college education. It is an especially unique scholarship program in that it begins in the summer before a student's junior year in high school. The Simon Scholars Program offers its participants tools, mentoring and support that create successful college applicants with the ultimate goal of developing confident individuals who remain highly competitive throughout their college years and beyond.

The Simon Family Foundation understands that it takes much more than financial support to change lives. Thus, the Foundation has developed and become known for its intensive, hands-on college preparatory support program. Beyond granting a $16,000 college scholarship, we offer our recipients a host of resources aimed at whole-person development while in high school.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants



  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia State University
  • The University of Tampa
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Georgia
  • Vanderbilt University