Former Falcons star offering college scholarships

Former Falcons star offering college scholarships

Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts after a touchdown by Jacquizz Rodgers #32 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Georgia Dome on October 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

ATLANTA — The “Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation” is awarding scholarships to 10 students to be used toward tuition at the post-secondary institution of their choice.

The Roddy’s Rockstars Scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement and community involvement.

“Our goal is to help enhance the experience of those who have a desire to continue their education or training in their chosen field,” White said.

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To receive the $500 award, applicants must be a high school senior with a 2.5 or higher GPA.

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Applicants must supply a current academic transcript and an acceptance letter to attend their post-secondary institution, along with one letter of recommendation from a counselor, community leader, teacher, manager or coach.

In an “I Am a Roddy Rockstar” essay, students must describe in at least 300 words their character, academic performance, future goals and community involvement.

The deadline to submit the application is April 30. Five students from Georgia and five students from South Carolina will be awarded the scholarship.

White, who played for the Falcons for 11 seasons, is a native of South Carolina. He has more than 10,000 career receiving yards and 63 touchdowns.