REACH Scholarship

REACH Scholarship Phase I Applications Now Open
Posted on 03/10/2023

REACH Scholarship

The Douglas County School System (DCSS) participates in Governor Brian Kemp’s highly competitive needs-based scholarship program entitled Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH). Following the qualification, application, selection process and being awarded the REACH scholarship students will be paired with a mentor beginning in eighth grade. The students will continue in the program through high school graduation. REACH graduates will be eligible for up to $10,000 in college scholarships, to a Georgia Hope Eligible College or University. 

Student qualification applications are available on each middle school website. Eligibility requirements are:

  • Current 7th grader in the Douglas County School System
  • Qualify for free or reduced lunch (Sharing information form must be completed)
  • Has legal status in the United States
  • Has a minimum grade of C or better in all courses
  • Has not missed more than four days of school, unless medically documented
  • Does not have any discipline suspensions or major infractions

Deadline for Phase I applications are March 30, 2023 and need to be turned in to Teresa Robinson (7th grade counselor). Click here for the REACH Phase I Qualification.pdf

The REACH Scholarship is funded at the state level by private dollars contributed to a 501(c)3 tax-exempt foundation that is housed at the Georgia Student Finance Commission, which also administers the HOPE Scholarship. 

For more information on the REACH scholarship program contact Mitzi Teal, Executive Director for Communities In Schools of Douglas County at 770-651-2039 or Teresa Robinson at 770-651-5027 or [email protected]


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