Toler Velissaris Scholarship

The Toler Velissaris Scholarship Program

Exclusively for Breakthrough Atlanta Scholars

The Toler Velissaris Scholarship for Academic Excellence is designed to empower Breakthrough Atlanta Scholars to pursue post-secondary education at four-year colleges and universities. The scholarship program awards up to four, $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors ($2,500 per year for up to four years).

Application Information

Applications for the Toler Velissaris Scholarship for Academic Excellence are being accepted now through March 15, 2022. Highly qualified applicants will demonstrate:


  • active participation in Breakthrough Atlanta’s college preparatory program,

  • acceptance and intention to attend a four-year college or university,

  • academic merit, 

  • volunteer service and civic engagement 

  • and financial need.

Finalists will be contacted for interviews beginning April 5, 2022 and scholarship recipients will be notified by April 25, 2022.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Monique Shields, Chief Executive Officer,


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