The REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholarship Program is a needs-based scholarship program that pairs middle school students (Scholars) with mentors, coaches, and additional resources to prepare them for college and careers. REACH Scholars who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school earn a $10,000 scholarship paid over four years.
Scholars must pledge to maintain good grades, behavior, and attendance; to graduate from high school, and to attend college as part of the REACH program's criteria. Upon the satisfactory completion of all requirements, these scholars will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship to a Georgia college, university, or technical institution of their choice. Dooly County School System will graduate its first cohort of REACH Scholars this school year. Graduating REACH Scholars for Dooly County High School are Jazmin Gauthier, Kiyahsa Lewis, Kanarvious Turner, and Karen Cornejo.
The school district commits to providing 35% of the scholarship with the remaining 65% coming from State REACH funds. Individuals or organizations interested in making donations to the Dooly County REACH Scholarship Fund may do so at the attached link.