Six Floyd County students named $ 10,000 REACH Georgia scholarship recipients

Six eighth grade students from Floyd County Schools (FCS) and their parents or guardians signed their Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia scholarships before FCS counselors, school administrators and administrators became class members of 2025 REACH fellows.

FCS 2021 REACH Georgia Fellows are:

  • Kaylee Colding, tall model
  • Thomas Jenkins, high model
  • Jaila Powers, Pepperell High
  • Ella Quarles, tall model
  • Briana Salazar-Martinez, Coosa High
  • Deanna Vansant, tall model

REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentoring and scholarship program that begins in eighth grade. This is a program that is part of the State Complete College Georgia initiative, which was established by Governor Nathan Deal to increase the number of Georgians graduating with relevant post-secondary credentials by 60% from here. 2026, to support the state’s ever-changing workforce.

REACH scholarship holders are paired with a mentor and an academic coach through middle and high school. Fellows are expected to maintain good grades (2.5 GPA), demeanor, and attendance in college and high school. Fellows who successfully complete the program and graduate from high school are awarded a $ 10,000 ($ 2,500 / year) scholarship that can be used at any HOPE eligible institution in Georgia.

This is the third cohort of REACH fellows for FCS. FCS would like to thank Communities in Schools, Georgia Power, Mr. Frank Barron, Oglethorpe Power and Profile Custom Extrusions for their scholarship donations. For more information on the REACH Georgia scholarship, please visit

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