REACH Georgia Scholarship Progam

Time to Apply!
Posted on 01/21/2020
The Douglas County School System (DCSS) participates in Governor Brian Kemp’s needs-based scholarship program entitled Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH). Following the qualification, application and selection process, 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 

· 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


· Does not have any discipline suspensions or major infractions

Deadline for Phase I applications are February 21, 2020 and can be obtained by contacting Mr. Gordon at 770-651-5118 at Chestnut Log Middle School.



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 Andrew Gordon, CLMS School Counselor at 770-651-5118  or Yatta Collins at  770-651-5146
Or please read the parent letter attached below: 

Reach Letter to parents and website (1).pub

Phase 1 of the The Reach Scholarship Application can be Found Here:

Phase I 2019.2020.pdf


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