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The Metro Atlanta Chapter Awarded


in scholarships in 2023-2024 school year!

Ernest J. Clements, Jr. Academic Scholarship

Ernest J. Clements, Jr. was a 1960 graduate of Alabama A&M University. His studies included Industrial Arts and Social Studies. Ernest spent most of his career working in education and obtained his first job working as a teacher in Vienna, Georgia. Mr. Clements became 1 of the first 5 black teachers to teach at Lithonia High School. When interviewing for that job, the principal at the time told him he would one day be the principal of Lithonia High School. While employed at Lithonia High School, Mr. Clements taught Social Studies, became the Assistant Principal and finally the Principal. He retired with 32 and a half years of service to Lithonia High School. After retiring from a career in education, Ernest Clements became a Georgia Mental Health Counselor where he mentored students who attempted to commit suicide. Ernest Clements, Jr. was an avid supporter of Alabama A&M University and the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter. He was instrumental in chapter fundraising initiatives and led many students to choose Alabama A&M University for  a secondary education.  


The Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter honors Ernest's commitment to education by sponsoring the Ernest J. Clements Academic Scholarship to support students that attend Alabama A&M University.  

Ernest J. Clements Scholarship Criteria 


The scholarship is open to high school seniors and current University students who meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of Metro Atlanta

  • 2.80 cumulative grade point average and above (based on 4.0 scale)

  • Minimum SAT score of 850 or ACT score of 16 (incoming students)

  • Participation in extra curricular activities and/or community service

  • Acceptance letter or proof of enrollment from Alabama A&M University

  • Membership in the Alabama A&M University Pre-Alumni Association (current students). 

Applications Process: 

Apply using the Clements Scholarship Application Form


Upload the following documentation in the application

  • Autobiography

  • Essay

  • 2 letters of recommendation, 1 preferred from an Alabama A&M alumnus 

  • Unofficial Current Transcript

  • Admission Letter of Proof of Enrollment

  • ACT or SAT scores for incoming students only. Not required for current AAMU students or transfer students with more than 30 semester hours

  • Wallet sized photograph (digital image)

Administration and Management:

  • Decisions rendered by the Scholarship Committee are final.

  • Scholarship awards are one-time awards. Students may reapply each year for each scholarship offered, although this does not guarantee automatic approval. 

  • Applicants are encouraged to remove any personally sensitive information from their application package. The MAAC is not responsible for personal data that maybe compromised by use of the internet or otherwise.

Scholarship Awards:

  • Scholarship funds maybe used for any expenses related to the cost of attending Alabama A&M University. Expenses may include, but are not limited to tuition, books, fees. etc. 

  • All payments will be made payable to Alabama A&M University on behalf of the award recipient

Scan here for application details:

​Application Deadline is April 10, 2024


Past Receipients

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 Mariah Williams

 Metro Atlanta Chapter

 Scholarship Recipient

2019 Metro Atlanta scholarship recipients.

Carlos Jemison

 Metro Atlanta Chapter

 Scholarship Recipient

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