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Georgia Trend Magazine Features Douglas County REACH Scholars
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Friday, April 28, 2017

The May issue of Georgia Trend magazine features two students at Douglas County High School who are REACH Scholars!

REACH Scholar Article in Georgia Trend

REACH Georgia is a needs-based scholarship designed to promote academic success and expand access to higher education. Students are selected in 7th grade. They must sign contracts to maintain a certain grade point average, remain crime, drug, and behavior-issue free and meet with a volunteer mentor until they graduate from high school. Their parents or guardians also sign contracts to support their student. When these scholars graduate from high school, they will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship -- $2,500 each year for up to four years -- to be used at a HOPE eligible Georgia two or four-year college or university. Many colleges match the scholarship, providing additional resources for the student. There are currently 30 students who are REACH Scholars in Douglas County.