5 Strong partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide promising student leaders with full-tuition scholarships and ongoing mentorship and support from matriculation to graduation. We start with detailed information sessions to figure out if 5 Strong is the right fit for you. For those who apply and are accepted, we build teams of 5 scholars and provide bimonthly College Ready Prep Sessions. We work with participating HBCUs to arrange scholarships and admission as a 5-scholar cohort.
To be eligible for the 5 Strong Scholarship Atlanta, applicants must: reside in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area; be a graduating high school senior; demonstrate the potential to be a leader in the classroom and on campus; have a GPA of at least 3.0; have a minimum ACT score of 19 or a combined SAT score of 990 for both Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections; commit to 5 Strong and the selected HBCU that you will be attending; and be available to attend all mandatory bimonthly College Ready Prep Sessions in person in Atlanta.