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“Zay’s Way” Scholarship

Offered by The Rescue Crew, Inc.

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Mar 27, 2024
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Senior

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

February 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a male, college-bound high school senior attending Norcross High School in Norcross, Georgia? If so, you may be eligible for the “Zay’s Way” Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one male, high school senior from Norcross High School who holds a minimum 3.0 GPA and needs housing financial assistance during college. To apply, interested students must submit a 500 – 1,000-word essay about how one can make a difference in someone else’s life, how they have personally made a difference in someone’s life, or how someone has positively impacted their life. The scholarship was established in honor of Isaiah “Zay” Banks, a proud member of the Norcross High football team and much-beloved son and friend. If you’re a college-bound, male senior at Norcross High School who would like to carry on Zay’s legacy, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About The Rescue Crew, Inc.

The Rescue Crew was founded in 2016. After several years of working with indigent young adult men and women, the board recognized a need in the community and across the country for affordable housing and skill training for young adults. They became more aware of the racial injustice and barriers as each spent time in government facilities working with the homeless. Their frustration with the obstacles these young people face coupled with the lack of resources for mostly young black men was the impetus to create The Rescue Crew.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Senior

Minimum GPA


High School

Norcross High School

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

500-1,000-word essay

Academic transcript

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The “Zay’s Way” Scholarship winner will be announced: May 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact The Rescue Crew, Inc. at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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