This morning at Oak Hill Middle School, Baldwin County Superintendent Dr. Noris Price, along with numerous elected officials and community leaders gathered in the Oak Hill Middle School Media Center to welcome the latest cohort of REACH Scholars for the 2018-2019 school year.
At the signing day ceremony, much how athletes commit to colleges for sports programs, our REACH scholars will be committing to meeting, or exceeding, the rigorous academic and behavioral standards that are outlined in the program. Once the scholars meet the requirements of the REACH program and graduate from high school, they will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for their college education.
Gov. Nathan Deal launched the REACH Scholarship (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen.), a state’s needs-based college scholarship program, in 2012. The REACH Scholarship continues the state’s commitment to providing access to higher education for all Georgians, regardless of their income.
“The REACH Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for students who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to attend college and opens new doors to them and their families that can change their lives forever,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.
Superintendent Price will be in attendance joined by many local elected officials, community leaders along with school officials to recognize and welcome the new cohort of REACH Scholars.
The REACH Scholarship Program provides students with the academic, social and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success and be prepared for the 21st century workforce.