Early this week, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal announced creation of the REACH Scholarship program, a privately funded need-based initiative designed to prepare middle school students across the state for college.
Students who complete the program’s requirements will receive a renewable annual tuition scholarship of $2,500 for use at any institution eligible for HOPE funding.
Soon after the Governor’s announcement, Georgia Tech stated that it will match the $2,500 scholarship for REACH scholars who enroll at the university.
25 students from Bulloch, Douglas, and Rabun counties will participate in the program initially. Students from additional counties will be invited to join later as the program gains steam.
REACH participants will be required to meet certain guidelines as they progress through the program, including creating relationships with mentors and signing a formal agreement to stay out of trouble.