The Handshake Students are a diverse group of high school student-athletes; they come
from different schools, different families, and different backgrounds, but they all share
three common traits. The students in the Handshake Program want to go to college,
they're coachable, and they have grit.
Handshake America believes that with these qualities, students have what it takes to be successful in life. The Handshake Program provides the students with an opportunity to get out of their hometown “bubbles” and connect with their peers as well as adults who have had success in their lives. The students learn that these common traits will help drive them to success.
2018 Handshake America Scholarship Program Application deadline for Atlanta is December 15, 2017. Applications for Columbus are closed.