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 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 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.

    2023 REACHGa Scholar Announcement video

    Parent video - 2023 REACHGa Scholars

     

     

REACHGa Scholarship Application

  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, May 17th, 2024

    Questions? Contact Fayette County REACHGa Scholarship Program Coordinator, Virginia Gibbs, at gibbs.virginia@fcboe.org or call 770-460-3990 ext. 1145. 

    Important! The student application is a fillable PDF document where applicants can type directly into the form, but the fillable feature is ONLY available if you download the file and open it in Adobe Acrobat, as opposed to your web browser’s PDF viewer (the answers will be entered too small to read if you do not follow that instruction.) Alternatively, please print the forms and fill out by hand.

    Income eligibility documentation MUST be included with the completed application or it will not be considered. Examples of acceptable types of documentation include: Free & Reduced lunch eligibility letter; SNAP or TANF Eligibility letter, etc. 









  • For additional information or questions, contact:


    Mrs. Virginia Gibbs
    Fayette County REACHGa Coordinator
    gibbs.virginia@fcboe.org
    770-460-3990 ext. 1145