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About SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIPS is Georgia's statewide educational assistance program for early care and education professionals pursuing credentials or degrees in early childhood education or child development. It is funded by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) through the federal Child Care and Development Fund, and is designed to increase the number of well-qualified and credentialed professionals in early care and education in Georgia. 
About SCHOLARSHIPS for the CDA Application Fee
SCHOLARSHIPS supports the achievement of the CDA Credential by paying the Council for Professional Recognition's $425 CDA application fee ($400 is sent directly to the Council and $25 is reimbursed when the CDA is earned) and providing a $100 support stipend to approved applicants.
About SCHOLARSHIPS for Academic Credit
SCHOLARSHIPS for academic credit provides tuition assistance and a support stipend to approved applicants who are pursuing the following credentials or degrees in early childhood education, child development, or child care administration:
  • Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Technical College Diploma
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
Apply online today for the Decal Scholars Scholarships for CDA
Apply online today for the Decal Scholars Scholarships for Academic Credit