Attention parents of 8th grade students:
Your child may be eligible for the REACH Scholarship. Pickens County will be selecting its 4th cohort of 5 REACH Scholars in September 2021. REACH is a needs based scholarship program where current 8th grade students can receive $10,000 upon high school graduation if they meet specific requirements during their 8th grade through high school career and enroll in a post secondary education program. The criteria is to maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, have good attendance, and no major behavior incidents. The student will also be required to meet with a mentor and academic coach. If you think your child may be eligible, please have him/her complete the application (link provided) and submit it to their school counselor by August 31st. For more information, please contact Anita Walker at 706-253-1700 or go to http://reachga.org/ If you would like to make a donation to the REACH program, please go to https://donate.reachgafoundation.org/ and make sure that you select Pickens County as the district.