OPEN HOUSE/PARENT CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 23, 2014 4-6 pm
TCMS Students to Receive State Scholarships for College
Accompanied by First Lady Sandra Deal, four Turner County Middle School students signed commitments Wednesday September 24th during a ceremony in the media to graduate from high school — accepting a $10,000 college scholarship funded by the REACH Georgia program. The TCMS REACH scholars are Zebony Davis, Elizabeth Martin, Aletan McKinney and Katelyn Watson.
Launched in 2012, REACH Georgia is a needs-based scholarship that begins in eighth grade. REACH scholars are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through high school. Scholars must maintain good behavior, good grades (2.5 GPA in core courses) and good attendance, and graduate from high school.
Scholars who complete the program and graduate are awarded a $10,000 scholarship that can be used at any HOPE-eligible college in Georgia. Many colleges are matching or double-matching this scholarship. The scholarship is in addition to any other grant or scholarship the student receives.