Emerging Leaders Awards and Scholarship Gala

The Emerging Leaders Awards and Scholarship Gala is a scholarship initiative that provides scholarships to high school seniors, develops career pipelines for their future aspirations, and matches students with suitable mentors who share similar interests and backgrounds.

Far too often, our organization has recognized that our youth’s accomplishments are not properly acknowledged. As a result, for the past 7 years, the Emerging 100 of Atlanta has provided college scholarships to students who have overcome adversity on their journey toward excelling in academics and leading in the community. Since 2014, we have awarded approximately $440,000 in scholarships to 51 deserving students who have attended local high schools within the Atlanta Public School System and colleges and universities within the metro-Atlanta region.

From individual donors to corporate sponsors, the resounding support from our community has assisted us in creating valuable educational opportunities for these students through scholarship and service. Upon becoming a part of our scholar recipient family, our organization continues to provide consistent support to aid scholars with their academic, professional and financial needs throughout their collegiate tenure.

Each year, this event spotlights and rewards young scholars enrolled in the Atlanta Public Schools system who are in desperate need of funds to subsidize tuition, book and other educational expenses. Traditionally, this event attracts over 400 individuals in Atlanta who generously donate funds in support of our scholarship efforts. With the devoted help of our partners, sponsors, and donors, our organization remains equipped to further support students from the metro-Atlanta area.

scenes from the gala