TIGER— Students from Rabun County Schools are one step closer to being financially prepared for college after receiving $10,000 each in REACH Georgia Scholarships.
Students Vanessa Balderas, Roseanna Carver, Justin Cody, Melanie Mendoza and Itzia Vasquez were awarded the scholarships at a signing ceremony held in the Rabun County High School Band Room Friday, October 18.
These five students are selected for the scholarship as eighth graders and receive $2,500 a year for four years of college, said Superintendent April Childers at the ceremony.
“The REACH Georgia Scholarship Program was designed for the “low-income kids who demonstrate true academic promise, but may not have the personal motivation, academic preparation or financial support they need to obtain a postsecondary degree, diploma or career certificate,” according to the REACH Georgia website.
It’s the state of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program and was launched by Gov. Nathan Deal as part of the Complete College Georgia Initiative, according to the website.
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