Joe Kinstle, MSF Executive Director and Dr. Dayton Hibbs, Associate Superintendent

2016 REACH Scholarship

REACH stands for Realizing Education Achievement Can Happen.

Its mission is to provide Georgia’s academically promising students with academic, social and financial support needed to graduate from high school and college prepared for work.

REACH is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage students, starting in middle school, to persist in their educational pursuits. Students are provided with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success, and be prepared for the 21st Century workforce.

Key Facts:

  • Governor Nathan Deal launched REACH on February 6, 2012 at Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • The Marietta Schools Foundation donated $5,000 to become a REACH partner.
  • REACH is Georgia’s first public-private needs-based scholarship opportunity.
  • REACH is currently working in forty-one school systems in the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Contributions to the REACH Georgia program are tax deductible; Checks can be made to the University System of Georgia Foundation Inc.

REACH is Unique:

  • 100% of funds raised goes to college scholarships.
  • University partnerships are matching and double matching the public and privately funded college scholarships. The University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Georgia Tech Institute of Technology, and Mercer University are all currently double matching the $10,000 scholarship
  • REACH is locally grown and operated, offering community members a stake in student success.

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