Col. Floyd Griffin, Jr. and Nathalie Huffman Griffin Establish a $10,000 Endowed Scholarship with BC
The Baldwin County School District announced today the establishment of the Floyd & Nathalie Griffin Endowed Scholarship to support future REACH Scholars.
“Colonel Floyd Griffin has been a staunch and tireless supporter of our public schools here in Baldwin County, and this endowment is going to have a meaningful, positive impact for the students selected to receive it,” Said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.
“I firmly believe that we must do everything in our power to support our local public schools and students,” said former State Senator Griffin. “Education is the foundation that our personal and collective success depends on. This endowment is meant to empower these students with the support they need so that they can graduate high school, attend college and bring that knowledge back to Baldwin County where we can build a better community, together.”
Colonel Floyd Griffin is also one of the 2017 REACH Scholars financial sponsors, having made a very generous donation to support these students, as they embark on the rigorous academic and behavioral requirements that lay ahead of them as part of the REACH Scholarship Program. The endowment will be managed by the Baldwin Charter System Foundation of Excellence Board of Directors.
REACH Georgia is the State of Georgia’s first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship
program. The mission is to ensure that Georgia’s academically promising students have the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, and achieve postsecondary success.
Beginning in the 8th grade and through high school, REACH Scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach. Scholars must maintain good grades (a minimum of a 2.5 GPA), behavior and attendance. Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $10,000 scholarship ($2,500/year) that can be used at a University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia or eligible private postsecondary institution. If the REACH scholar attends a partner university, the scholarship doubles to $20,0000 ($5,000 per year). The scholarship is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives.
In addition to his very generous financial contribution, Colonel Griffin will also be donating his time by mentoring students who can benefit from having another caring adult in their lives.
Colonel Floyd Griffin has found success across many endeavors having been an Army helicopter pilot and flight instructor in Vietnam, the first African-American mayor of Milledgeville, state senator, and business owner, all of which provided him a broad depth of experience to help mentor our students.