Local Scholarship Information

  • The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship Fund

    Description: The Donna Adams Mahaffey Scholarship Fund awards six scholarships to local students from Riverwood High School or North Springs High School

    Award Amount: $2,500 each will be awarded to the four most qualified candidates; Possible annual renewal of $1,500 each year to four past recipients

    Deadline: March 20, 2023

    Application Information


    The Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation Scholarship: The Dan Keels Scholarship

    Description: The Dan Keels Scholarship is a scholarship program established in honor of the late Dan Keels who, as a member of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs and as Chaplain of Northside Hospital, gave extensively to his community throughout his lifetime and inspired people through his lifetime of community service. The Sandy Springs Rotary Foundation awards students that live and/or attend high school within the city limits of Sandy Spring.

    Award Amount: $2000-$2500 A complete application must be received by the foundation by this date. 

    Deadline: March 31, 2023 by 5pm

    Application Information: Full scholarship details and application are located here.


    The Francosi Vending Scholarship

    Description: The Francosi Vending scholarship will award two $1250 scholarships to Riverwood seniors who meet the academic and behavior requirements. Additional requirements include writing an essay and obtaining a teacher's recommendation. Late submissions will not be considered. 

    Award Amount: 2- $1250 awards

    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Application Information: Click here for more information on how to apply. All required documents should be submitted to Mrs. Garber by the application deadline.


    The Watkins Family Scholarship

    Description: Riverwood seniors who were eligible as juniors for free/reduced lunch and plan to attend college may apply for this scholarship.

    Award Amount: $1500 

    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Application Information: Click here for more information and to apply. 


    High Point Civic Association Scholarship

    Description: Riverwood seniors who attended High Point Elementary School and/or Ridgeview Middle School may apply for this scholarship. 

    Award Amount: $1500 or more

    Deadline: March 31, 2023

    Application Information: Click here to access the scholarship application. 


    Riverwood PTSA Scholarship

    Description: The Riverwood PTSA will be awarding 5 scholarships to Riverwood seniors.

    Award Amount: $1500

    Applicants or their families must be current PTSA members

    Deadline: March 18, 2023

    Application Information: Click  here for application. 

    For a complete list of local scholarship opportunities, please click here

General Scholarship Information

  • Naviance is a web-based program designed to help students and parents make decisions about colleges and careers, is the first step students should make when starting a scholarship search. Students should access Naviance through Classlink (district student portal).

    Please take the following steps to ensure access to all of Naviance’s helpful career and college planning features:

    1. Go to

    2. Under Student & Parent Tab click on CLASS LINKS (also on the bottom right of the main page)

    • Login: student identification number (lunch number)
    • Password  birthdate MMDDYYYY
    1. Click on the NAVIANCE STUDENT icon.

  • Scholarship Self-Nomination Process

    Each year Riverwood receives scholarship opportunities in which we are only able to nominate a selected number of students. Please review the current scholarship opportunities and nominate yourself to be considered for this scholarship using the scholarship self nomination form. You must log-into your student Microsoft Office 365 account to complete the nomination form. Only students meeting ALL crietria for each scholarship will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. 


     Check back for future opportunities.

  • For more information about posted scholarships: Contact Roxie Garber

    For additional scholarship opportunities: Access Naviance and connect to the counselors on social media (social media handles are on Counseling Home page)