REACH Georgia Scholarship Program

  • What is the REACH Georgia Scholarship program?

    REACH Georgia Logo 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 eight 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 work 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 first in their family to go to college!

    REACH Georgia applicants fill out an application in the spring of 7th grade and recipients are selected and announced in 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 to meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach throughout high school.

    Current Year Application deadline: May 21, 2021 CLOSED
    Check back in February 2022 for an updated application for rising 8th grade students.

    For additional questions contact Virginia Gibbs, Fayette County Reach Georgia Scholarship Coordinator at gibbs.virginia@mail.fcboe.org or 770-460-3990 ext. 1145.