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 Georgia Scholar Program

Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.

Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home. Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.​

The recognition is open to any student who qualifies. Students need to speak to their counselor about getting an application. If a counselor, home school instructor, or district coordinator wants to be added to the distribution list they should contact DOE.​​​

Contact Keisha Ford-Jenrette at


 Contact Information

Keisha Ford-Jenrette 
Program Manager 
2062 Twin Towers East 
Atlanta, Georgia 30334 
Tel (404) 657-2949