REACH Georgia Scholarship Program

  • What is the REACH Georgia Scholarship program?

    REACH Georgia is a statewide needs-based mentorship and scholarship program. It provides academically promising students who have a demonstrated financial need with the academic, social and financial support to help make their dreams of college and a bright future a reality.

    In Fayette County, our district joined the program in 2019, and each year can select up to four rising 8th grade students who have strong academic promise, but also significant economic need. Selected scholars are paired with a community mentor and an Academic Coach who works with them through high school graduation. When ReachGa scholars graduate with at least a 2.5 HOPE GPA and maintain good behavior and attendance, they receive a $10,000 scholarship which can be used at any Hope-eligible college, university, or technical school in Georgia. Many of these students may be the first in their families to go to college!

    REACH Georgia applicants fill out an application in the spring of 7th grade and recipients are selected and announced in the fall of their 8th-grade year. In a fall signing ceremony, scholars sign a contract along with their parent/guardian to maintain a 2.5 HOPE GPA, continue to have good behavior and school attendance, and meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach throughout high school.

    2024 REACHGa Seniors' Reflections

    2023 REACHGa Scholar Announcement video

    Parent video - 2023 REACHGa Scholars


    Application Information

    Applications are now closed for 2024. Please check back in Spring 2025 for the next opportunity for families of 7th grade students to apply.



  • For additional information or questions, contact:

    Mrs. Virginia Gibbs
    Fayette County REACHGa Coordinator
    770-460-3990 ext. 1145