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2002 American Way
Columbus, GA 31909
Phone: 706-748-2920
Counseling Fax: 706-748-2932

Northside High School’s Counseling Department is committed to supporting all students in pursuit of their post-secondary goals. We will work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers by facilitating conferences, helping to plan schedules, giving curriculum and scholarship guidance, and addressing personal and social needs.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact your counselor directly.

Georgia Military Academy 2023 Saturday April 22,  9 AM – 12 PM. For more informaion CLICK HERE

Free Student Laptop Programs And Technology Discounts For College

What Is a Free Laptop Program?
Free laptop programs provide computers at no cost to students. Funded by colleges, educational nonprofits, and scholarships from leading tech brands, these programs empower students with reliable tech to ensure academic and professional success. Keep in mind: Most free laptop programs have specific eligibility requirements, including enrollment in an accredited four-year degree program.

As you start applying to schools, check out their IT department websites. These usually outline any free or discounted laptop promotions for new students.

If your college or university doesn’t offer free laptops as a part of enrollment, check out your school’s library. Temporary laptop loans are typically available for students to use on campus. For commuter students who prefer to study off campus, local libraries are also a great option for borrowing free laptops.


The Columbus, Georgia Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was created out of a joint partnership between the Columbus Consolidated Government and the Muscogee County School District.

YAC consists of 6th-12th grade students from our local public and private schools.  The goal of YAC is to broaden the scope of youth leadership, with an emphasis on youth development, to enhance leadership skills and self-esteem of middle and high school students. Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to apply.

Columbus Youth Advisory Council Application

U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff and Georgia’s Congressional Delegation announced that 2023 Military Academy Day will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta.

High school students and their families are invited to learn more about the application and congressional nomination process for the five U.S. Service Academies — the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy. At this year’s Military Academy Day, students and families will have the opportunity to meet with:

    • Senator Jon Ossoff
    • Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock
    • Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02)
    • Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04)
    • Congressman Rich McCormick (GA-06)
    • Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-07)
    • Georgia military leaders
    • Other members of the Georgia’s Congressional Delegation to be confirmed
    • Representatives from all five service academies
    • ROTC representatives from the Air Force, Navy, Army, and Marine Corps

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What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment (DE) provides opportunitiefor high school students to enroll in secondary institutions and earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.


How do you apply for Dual Enrollment?
Then, check with your school counselor to make sure you meet GPA/behavior/attendance requirements. 
Registration Fee: $63 Late Registration Fee: $36
ACT Test Preparation
*Fee Waivers are available for students who qualify

To be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, in addition to the GPA and other requirements, students must earn four full academic credits from the list of rigor courses offered at Northside High School. In addition, transcript credits earned by a high school student in ANY Dual Enrollment Science, Mathematics, English, Foreign Language, or Social Studies Course, substantially similar to one in the list above and taken at an eligible postsecondary institution in Georgia, will be counted towards the Rigor requirement. Please make sure to create an account at www.gafutures.org. You will be able to view your HOPE transcript and keep up with your HOPE Scholarship progress

Northside High School Courses Meeting the HOPE Rigor Requirements for 2022-2023

AP Language/Composition
AP Literature/Composition
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics
College Readiness Mathematics
GSE Pre-Calculus
Accelerated GSE Pre-Calculus
GSE Algebra II
Accelerated GSE Geometry B/Algebra II
AP Biology
AP Environmental Science
Human Anatomy/Physiology
AP Chemistry
Physics I
AP Physics I
Forensic Science
AP Psychology
AP Government/Politics: United States
AP Macroeconomics
AP Human Geography
AP World History: Modern
AP United States History
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
AP Spanish/Language and Culture



Step 1 – Research colleges for academic, financial and personality fit. You can visit the college website. You can also find information on GaFutures.

Step 2 – Apply to colleges online through the college website, GaFutures or acquire a paper application. If the college does not have an on-line application, a printable version is likely available on the website. Take special note of any deadlines imposed by the college, and plan ahead by two to four weeks (Step 2-6). Some schools will ask you to submit your application through Common App.

Important information for college applications:
Northside High School
2002 American Way
Columbus Ga, 31909
Main Number: (706) 748-2920
CEEB School Code: 110-838

Step 3 – Personally have SAT/ACT scores sent electronically from the issuing agency to the school of your choice (SAT: www.collegeboard.com; ACT: www.act.org. Colleges will not accept these scores from the high school.

Step 4 – If required by the college, request teacher recommendations four (4) weeks ahead of deadlines. Colleges prefer everything to come in together (or it will get lost) – therefore, include teacher recommendations with your transcript request packet. Each teacher recommendation needs to be in a sealed envelope with the teacher’s name signed on the back flap.

Step 5 – For counselor letters of recommendation, a high school resume needs to be completed and given directly to your counselor at least two weeks before the college’s deadline date.

Step 6Request your high school transcript be sent to your college.

*For Georgia colleges, you will do this ELECTRONICALLY through GAfutures. You must be logged in to your account. https://www.gafutures.org/
**For out of state colleges, go to the NHS Website, click on the Counseling tab, then click on Transcript Requests and follow the directions for “Current Students” and “Out of State Colleges and Universities”.
***You will have to do this twice. The first time will be for admission purposes. You will also have to send a final transcript, with a graduation date, after graduation.

Step 7 – You will need to send a copy of your immunizations to the college you plan to attend. You can request a copy from your physician or visit the health department.

Please direct any questions to your counselor.


BigFuture is the College Board’s free college planning tool, designed to support students with handling the college planning process, finding a college where they’ll thrive, and taking a look at interests and career options.


Explore the navigation of Georgia’s primary resource for career exploration, college planning, and financial resources. Students can utilize GaFutures to track their HOPE GPA, send transcripts, apply to colleges within Georgia, and search for scholarships!


Fastweb was designed to simplify the scholarship search for high school and college students. Students create a profile and get personalized scholarship recommendations. Fastweb isn’t just for scholarships. They provide students and their parents with helpful information to help them navigate the college journey– from college-bound status through college, graduate school, and career.

The most common place to search for scholarships is from the institution you will be attending. Be sure to check out their website for scholarships. You can also search within your community for scholarships–where your parent works, your church, organizations you belong to, hobby clubs, etc. Throughout the year, we will post scholarships for which you can apply on this page! Scholarship notifications, including the applications, are also posted for students on Canvas.


B. Davis Scholarship

The deadline for the the B.Davis scholarship is only a few weeks away. Please visit their website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about the program to access the scholarship applicaiton. The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.

The deadline for applications is May 21, 2023

Amount of Scholarship: $1,000

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com. 

Mosbey and Bryan Scholarship

If you are a male that is planning to attend UGA or Georgia Tech see the scholarship information below!  Deadline-May 10, 2023.

Mosbey and Bryan Scholarships

Parrish Construction Scholarship

Parrish Construction is giving away college scholarships to deserving Seniors of the Class of 2023 this spring.


Columbus Georgia Ruff Ryder Scholarship

Teens Who Care scholarship

The Junior League of Columbus is pleased to announce the availability of the 2023 TWC Letter.docx. The scholarship is open to any high school senior in the Columbus, GA area who has demonstrated a commitment to community service. The League is excited to award three $1,000 scholarships this year. https://www.jlcolumbus.com/teens-who-care-scholarship/

Important scholarship application dates:

  • Friday, March 17, 2023 – Deadline for submission of all application materials and reference letters.  
  • Week of April 17, 2023 – Winners (and their school counselors) will be notified via email. 
  • Monday, May 1, 2023 – Winners will be recognized at the League membership meeting. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, this meeting may be virtual.
Greater Columbus Ga Club Scholarship

Note that all completed packets must be printed and returned by mail to the name/address listed on the last page. The deadline is March 31, 2023.

2023 Greater Columbus Scholarship Application (1)

Kappa Alpha Sigma Scholarship

Kappa Alpha Sigma Scholarship awards $500 to female students who exemplify excellence in academic performance who participates in extra-curricular activities seeking post-secondary education and who demonstrates a financial need. 

Deadline: April 28th

KAS Scholarship Application

Lambda Iota Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Scholarship

Please note that the student(s) must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, or any member of Lambda Iota Chapter in good standing. 

All nominations must be postmarked by April 17, 2023 and mailed to the Scholarship Committee, Lambda Iota Chapter, 9141 Midland Woods Dr., Midland, GA 31820.

AWARD:  Each year, Lambda Iota Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will award at least three scholarships. The scholarship award may be used for tuition or for other educational expenses.

ELIGIBILITY: Any duly nominated high school student who is graduating and plans to enroll into a degree program of a full-accredited institution. Selection will be made by the Dr. Melvin D. Matthews, Sr., Lambda Iota Scholarship Committee based on the selection criteria.  Selection will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex or ethnic origin.  It is the intent of the Dr. Melvin D. Matthews Sr., Lambda Iota Scholarship Award Program to provide equal opportunity and consideration to all qualified individuals

NOMINATIONS: Any high school Counselor, Teacher, and any Lambda Iota Chapter member in good standing may nominate candidates for the Scholarship Program. Accompanying each nomination must be a resume for the nominee’s interest in attending college; a description of the academic program to be pursued (i.e., an undergraduate program, etc.).

SELECTION CRITERIA: Demonstrated interest in attending college; need for financial assistance; demonstrates leadership characteristics; scholastic achievement; good citizenship record; involvement in extracurricular activities; an essay not to exceed 500 words on “My Road to Get Where I Hope to Be Ten Years from Now.”

SELECTION: Based on the selection criteria the Scholarship Committee will select recipients and alternates in the event persons awarded do not enroll in college for any reason.

TIMETABLE: All nominations must be postmarked by April 17, 2023 and mailed to the Scholarship Committee, Lambda Iota Chapter, 9141 Midland Woods Dr., Midland, GA 31820.

Scholarship Awards will be presented to the recipients upon receiving official notice from the Registrar’s Office that the recipient is enrolled in that institution.

Omega package 2023

2023 Impact Scholarship

The application process will require the completion of an online application, and uploading a biographical sketch, along with three (3) professional letters of reference dated prior to April 30, 2023. In addition, an official transcript must be mailed by the High School to the SBMEF Trustees. 8. The scholarship recipient must attend a minimum of two Chapter meetings during the academic year, the ABWA HCCC January meeting, and a second meeting of her choice via in-person or remotely. The purpose of this requirement is to introduce her to ABWA and to receive an update on her educational experiences since receiving our scholarship.2023 IMPACT Scholarship Criteria

Chattahoochee Valley Community College Scholarships

CVCC has many scholarship options for all students. Find out more HERE.

AKA Scholarship

Dealine: March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

AKA Scholarship Flyer

AKA Scholarship Application


2023 PFL Scholarship Application OPEN!

The 2023 Prepared for Life (PFL) Scholarship application is now open! The application will remain open until Friday, March 17, at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Applicants must submit all required elements of the PFL Scholarship no later than March 17 at 11:59 p.m. EST to be considered for the application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

To be eligible to apply, students must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicant must be high school juniors or seniors, current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time accredited program at a two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school located in the United States.

2. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) at the time of application.

3. Applicants must plan to continue their education in the fall semester immediately following the distribution of the 2023 PFL Scholarship.

4. Applicants that are enrolling in post-secondary university or college must enroll in at least 12 hours per semester. Applicants currently enrolled in post-secondary university or college must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours per semester. Graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per semester.

Below are the requirements to apply for the 2023 PFL Scholarship.

1. Sign the 43 Key Seconds Safe Driving Pledge

2. Complete theSafeguarding Your Legacy Curriculum.

3. Answer four short answer questions (essays must be between 500-750 words) describing how you have been impacted by your experience with the Lutzie 43 Foundation and how you apply safe driving habits into you lift.

4. Submit an official transcript.

5. Submit a resume.

6. Submit a mentor letter of recommendation as a PDF.

If selected as a recipient of the 2023 $4,300 PFL Scholarship, you will receive $1,300 for your first year. From then, you will receive the remainder of the $4,300 over the remaining years of your undergraduate college education at a rate of $1,000 per year over no more than four years. If the applicant is currently enrolled in secondary school, the distribution of the scholarship will be discussed and planned out with the recipient.

Click here to acess the application

Alpha Onward & Upward Foundation, Inc. & Delta Iota Lambda Chapter Scholarship Application

Scholarship Guidelines

Postmark and mail the following material to the enclosed address by March 31, 2023

Outline of Complete application:
1. Three (3) letters of recommendation (Guidance Counselor, Instructor and Community or Church Organization) (1 Letter from each)
2. Current official school transcript
3. Resume: typed, double-spaced and less than two pages
4. Essay: Should not exceed two pages Topic: Why it is important for you to continue your education
5. High School Counselor’s signature
6. Recent passport (2×2) size photo of applicant attached to application.

2023 AOU Scholarship Application 2023 AOU Scholarship Application

Network for Professional & Executive Women Scholarship

The Network for Professional and Executive Women (NPEW) is offering a $500 scholarship for a deserving young woman who plans to attend a local college. The scholarship application is available HERE

Due March 31, 2023.

Patricia Jackson Howard Scholarship

Below you will find the latest information and application for Historic Columbus’ Patricia Jackson Howard Scholarship. This is the 30th year of the scholarship and HCF is excited to have the opportunity to award this scholarship to a deserving student! This year there will be $5,000 awarded to the recipient of the scholarship thanks to our members. 

The deadline is Friday, April 14, 2023 by 4:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email (palmer@historiccolumbus.com) or phone (706) 322-0756.

PJH Application 2023

PJH 2023 Scholarship Guidelines

The James Henry Smith and Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship:
  • Intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a college education
  • One Smith Scholar will be selected in 2023
  • Will pay $6,000-$7,000 annually for four years

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. For applications, additional information and other scholarship opportunities, visit Click HERE

Kinetic Credit Union Ronald J. Mahoney Scholarship

Kinetic Credit Union will award two (2) $2500 scholarships this year to high school seniors. The last day to submit applications is 30 March 2023.  

Applications can be

  1. Faxed to 706-320-859
  2. Mailed to Kinetic Credit Union, Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 9818 Columbus, GA 31908
  3. Email to romalh@kineticcu.com

2023 Ronald J. Mahoney Scholarship Application

PAF Scholarship for High School Athletes

The scholarship application must be filled out completely and returned; by email in pdf format (ONLY) to the email address provided on page 2 listed in the application. If the complete application is not returned before DEADLINE: Wednesday, 2/22/23 at 11:59 pm, then it will not be accepted.

Application Timeline:

  • The application process is now open
  • DEADLINEis on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Your completed application must be in the email box by the date and time listed above. If the timestamp is 12 am, the application will not be accepted.
  • The selected (6) students’ names will be submitted to headquarters by Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. COB.
  • The winning scholarship recipients will be notified by the Local NFLPA Atlanta Committee and from NFLPA National Headquarters in Washington, DC, by the end of April.


  • The scholarship awards are ONE-TIME ONLY allotments in the following amounts: 1st – $2,500, 2nd – $1,500, 3rd place – $1,000
  • The student, nominating coach/person, and parents will be invited to the NFLPA “Meet and Greet” Recognition Award Ceremony in July (Time & Date – TBA)
  • Each student will be recognized among the NFL Professional Athletes of the Atlanta Chapter and posted on our social media.


You can download the application in 3 different ways



Troy Murphy Making a Difference Scholarship Program

Prince Hall Shriners, is pleased to offer the Noble Troy A Murphy – Making a Difference Scholarship for the ensuing academic year. This program will award a recipient or recipients book/tuition assistance. This program is available to current high school seniors who will matriculate to a four (4) year Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Fall.

The deadline to submit this year’s scholarship application is  15 April 2023.

The Troy Murphy Making a Difference Scholarship Program winner’s announcement will occur on or before 2 June 2023.

Troy A Murphy “Making A Difference” Scholarship

The Jeanette Williamson Craig and Eugene L. Craig Scholarship: Sewing a Love for Learning
  • Intended to help students with financial need, high character, and average and above scholastic merit achieve a bachelor’s degree
  • One Craig Scholar will be selected in the 2023
  • Will pay $5,000 annually for up to four years

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. For applications, additional information and other scholarship opportunities, visit Click HERE

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

See the link below for the Abbott and Fenner Scholarship.

Deadline: June 10, 2023


Teens Who Care Scholarship

The Junior League of Columbus is pleased to announce the availability of the Teens Who Care scholarship. The scholarship is open to any high school senior in the Columbus, GA area who has demonstrated a commitment to community service. The League is excited to award three $1,000 scholarships this year. 

The application process is now fully online at  htps://www.jlcolumbus.com/teens-who-care-scholarship/

Important scholarship application dates:

  • Friday, March 17, 2023 – Deadline for submission of all application materials and reference letters.  
  • Week of April 17, 2023 – Winners (and their school counselors) will be notified via email. 
  • Monday, May 1, 2023 – Winners will be recognized at the League membership meeting. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, this meeting may be virtual.

2023 TWC Letter.docx

Virtual Scholarship Workshop

2022-2023 Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc. Scholarship

Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Inc. Scholarship
Deadline-February 10, 2023
Click here to view/ print application

*When you apply make sure your recommenders know you are requesting a recommendation from them. A link will be emailed to them and they need to know to keep an eye out for it*

2023 GMF Technical College Sholarship Program

High school seniors planning on attending a technical college AFTER graduation may be eligible for one of our $350 scholarships.

All of the information regarding guidelines and eligibility requirements is included on the information sheet. Applications will be judged in March by a panel of industry members. The submission deadline is February 17, 2023

Five Pearls Foundation of Columbus Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must
1. Possess a minimum GPA of 2.75
2. Be accepted to a 2 or 4-year college or university (attach a copy of the acceptance letter)
3. Submit the completed application packet to the sorority by April 21, 2023

Scholarship Application-2023

Service for Humanity Scholarship

The Education Committee of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. is committed to encouraging young people to pursue the highest possible scholastic achievement. Seniors who are interested in attending a four-year college/university should apply!

Service for Humanity Scholarship Appliation

Service for Humanity Scholarship
Deadline-March 30, 2023

FBCSC 2023 Scholarships and Grants

See the flyer below for information on CSC scholarships and grants from the Fort Benning Community Spouses Club.

2023 GMF General Sholarship Program (College & University)

High School Seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the State of Georgia after graduation may be eligible for one of our $500 scholarships.

All of the information regarding guidelines and eligibility requirements is included on the information sheet. Applications will be judged in March by a panel of industry members. The submission deadline is February 17, 2023

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Sigma Lambda Zeta Chapter has created this scholarship program to recognize outstanding students in the Columbus/Hamilton area. The chapter will award a scholarship of at least $200 to a male or female currently enrolled in a high school. The student must have obtained a letter of acceptance into a college/ university.

Application Deadline: (The application must be postmarked by April 15th)

Scholarship Application

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

The 2023 Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) scholarship application is now open! Click here to download the flyer! 

JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. 

JRF Staff will be hosting a Q&A session on Wednesday, December 21 to answer any questions about the application process. Drop by any time using this link between 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET.

2023 GMF Jason Maxwell Endowment Scholarship

This scholarship will be in the amount of $4,000 ($1,000 per year for four years) and is limited to senior students planning to attend one of the following colleges: Mercer University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Southern Polytechnic at Kennesaw State University, University of Georgia, or Georgia Southern University.

Please find the application, essay questions and information sheet for the 2023 GMF Jason Maxwell Four-Year Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Georgia Mining Foundation at the corresponding links below.

2023 GMA Jason Maxwell Endowment Scholarship Information Sheet – information sheet and eligibility criteria

2023 GMA Jason Maxwell Endowment Scholarship Application – application

2023 GMA Jason Maxwell Endowment Scholarship Essay Questions – essay questions

The deadline for the 2023 GMF Jason Maxwell Endowment Scholarship Applications is POSTMARKED No Later Than January 27, 2023.

QuestBridge National College Match

High school seniors: The QuestBridge National College Match is now open! Apply by September 28 for full four-year scholarships to top colleges. Find out if you’re eligible and apply for free at www.questbridge.org (Links to an external site.).

We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors.

Walter Harrison Scholarship
HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

In order to be eligible to receive HOPE scholarship, a student must have at least a 3.0 academic GPA (as calculated by GSFC) and meet specific course rigor requirements. In order to receive Zell Miller Scholarship, a student must have at least a 3.7 academic GPA (as calculated by GSFC), meet specific course rigor requirements and have a SAT score of 1200 (Math and Reading only) or a minimum ACT Composite score of 26 on a single national or state/district administration. Students can view their HOPE GPA on GaFutures.org. The GPA listed on the NHS student transcript is not the HOPE GPA. The student’s social security number must be entered in their student profile with Gafutures to view their HOPE GPA. Visit the “HOPE Scholarship” section of GaFutures to view more information about the requirements and/or the qualifications for the HOPE Scholarship.

**It is important to remember that counselors and teachers can give advice about the HOPE program, but the final decision about who is eligible for the award is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. They receive the final transcript from our registrar and then review it to determine eligibility.

Abbie Rasmus

Abbie Rasmus

Counseling Clerk/ Registrar

Teresa Dean

Teresa Dean

Lead Counselor, serves students last names A-GO

Auburn Randolph

Auburn Randolph

Serves students last names Gr-O

Nikki Rolison

Nikki Rolison

Serves students last names P-Z

Ashley Redondo

Ashley Redondo

Dual Enrollment Coordinator