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8th Grade Georgia Reach Scholarship Documents


REACH Georgia is a scholarship and mentoring program that provides students with the additional academic, social, and
financial supports to assist in their efforts to graduate from high school, gain access to college, and achieve success in our
state's workforce. Upon successful completion of the program, qualifying students may earn a $10,000 scholarship
($2,500 max/year) towards the cost of attendance at a HOPE-eligible postsecondary institution in the state of Georgia.
You have been given this application because someone believes in you and your potential. Upon completion of this
application and submission to the district's REACH Coordinator, it will be subject to review by a local selection committee.
To be eligible an eligible candidate for the REACH Georgia Program, a student must:

  • Currently be a rising 8th grader at an eligible Georgia school in a participating district
  • Demonstrate and provide proof of financial need
  • Have proven legal status in the United States (U.S. Citizen or permanent resident)
  • Have a record of good attendance and behavior
  • Maintain grade reports reflecting at least a 2.5 grade point average in core courses
  • Have a crime and drug-free record
  • Have demonstrated the support of a parent, legal guardian, or other caring adult


  • Before starting this application, make sure you meet all of the eligibility requirements listed above.
  • Make sure each question has an answer. If any questions do not apply to your current situation, mark the question with “N/A”. If you need more space, please feel free to attach additional pages to your application.
  • Submit one (1) academic reference form and one (1) community reference form to be completed on your behalf using the forms provided with this application.
  • Return the completed application no later than the specified due date. Incomplete or late applications will not be processed or considered.

If you have any questions in the process, please contact

Due Date: May 16, 2024