Financial Aid


Scholarships are an excellent way to supplement your financial aid award at Athens Technical College. This money is in addition to federal and state aid and generally does not have to be paid back. There are numerous scholarships from a variety of sources, and we want to help point you in the right direction.

We will advertise scholarship opportunities from time to time here on our website and by email to students and faculty. See below under Advertised Scholarships. These are examples of scholarships that our students have received before. They may or may not be currently available and this list is far from inclusive.

There are also online databases such as or These sites can help guide you to scholarships that you may be eligible for.

You should also check "in your neighborhood." Does your church give a scholarship? Does your community have a Lions Club or Rotary Club? Does your place of employment offer scholarships to its workers? All of these people have an interest in the community and a great resource for scholarships.

The Athens Tech Foundation is also proud to offer several merit based scholarships and awards each year. These generally require some prior attendance at Athens Technical College and a solid academic record. More information can be found at the Athens Tech Foundation website.

Many scholarships will have an application deadline during the late spring months with the intention of awarding students for the following academic year. Scholarship opportunities do arise throughout the year, and we encourage to you check often. To increase your chances, you should apply for as many scholarships as you can. There are many students that have graduated from and are currently attending Athens Technical College that have received and made use of scholarships. They are well worth your time and effort.

The financial aid office is responsible for managing scholarship funds on student accounts. Please let us know if you have any questions about how to use your scholarship funds at ATC.

Advertised Scholarships

We also maintain a list of potential scholarships on our Facebook page. Be sure to "like" us while you're there!

Study Abroad

Scholarships available for semester abroad in China-see Jake Mosley, Director of Student Activities, for more info.