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(October 6, 2017) – REACH Expands to 103 School Districts with Statewide Signing Week

More than five hundred students became new REACH Georgia Scholars during Georgia’s statewide signing week, which began October 2nd and concluded October 6th. The REACH Georgia program now includes nearly 1,200 students in 103 school systems…Read More

(September 27, 2017) – GSFA Approves REACH Foundation, Inc. Board Members

Today, the Georgia Student Finance Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve three members for the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors who were recently nominated by Gov. Nathan Deal…Read More

(May 2017) – Within REACH

There’s something different about this year’s graduating seniors. Walking across high school graduation states in Douglas, Dodge, Rabun and Bartow counties are 17 exceptional students…Read More

 

(September 22, 2016) – REACH Expands to 69 School Districts with Statewide Signing Day DFCS Partnership to Pilot REACH with 30 Foster Youth

Today, 353 Georgia students became REACH Georgia Scholars bringing total Scholar participants to over 680 in 69 participating school districts. Governor Deal launched REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) in 2012 as a key initiative of Complete College Georgia…Read More

 

(August 21, 2016) – Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate — especially if the students might be the first in their families to attend college…Read More

 

(May 6, 2016) – Extending the REACH of Academic Achievement

Education activists watched in dismay as education reform proposals were swept under the rug once again at the Gold Dome in 2016 before legislators rushed home to begin campaigning. Across the state, however, as graduation ceremonies approach, one reform begun in 2012 is providing hope: REACH Georgia scholarships…Read More

 

(April 15, 2016) – Nathan Deal aims to expand needs-based scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal outlined plans this week to dramatically expand a state program aimed at helping financially needy students…Read More

 

(January 14, 2016) – Rep. Stacey Evans, First Lady Sandra Deal Support REACH Georgia

This week, Representative Stacey Evans hosted “Bubbles, Bites & Bling for a Cause,” a fundraising event for Georgia’s Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Program…Read More

 

(January 11, 2016) – REACH Georgia Foundation Raises $500,000

The REACH Georgia Foundation achieved a significant milestone of raising $500,000 in private donations since the launch of an annual fundraising campaign in August 2015…Read More

 

(May 1, 2015) – Georgia Student Finance Authority Approves REACH Foundation, Inc. Board Members

Today, the Georgia Student Finance Authority Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve 14 members of the newly created Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors who were recently nominated by Gov. Nathan Deal…Read More

 

(May 1, 2015) –  Deal appoints 14 to REACH Foundation Board

Gov. Nathan Deal’s 14 nominations to the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Foundation, Inc. Board were unanimously approved today by the board of directors of the Georgia Student Finance Authority…Read More

 

(March 13, 2015) – New REACH School Systems Approved for 2015-2016 School Year

Today, Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia announced an additional 19 Georgia school systems that will be participating in the program in the 2015-2016 school year…Read More

 

(February 5, 2015) – Governor Deal Proclaims February 6, 2015 REACH Georgia Day

Governor Nathan Deal today proclaimed February 6, 2015 as REACH Georgia Day. In its third year, REACH Georgia is currently preparing 150 students in 23 school systems for high school and college completion…Read More

 

(November 2014) – Thinking Ahead – Georgia lags in education rankings, but the REACH program is tackling the issue one student at a time.

The United States, once a shining example of higher education attainment, now trails behind 15 other countries in the percentage of college graduates. And within that dismal figure, Georgia remains in the bottom five among the states…Read More

 

(September 24, 2014) – Governor and first lady celebrate new REACH scholars, families

Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal today welcomed 109 middle school students and 14 high school students throughout Georgia to the Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen (REACH) Georgia program…Read More

 

(September 24, 2014) – Atlanta metro area students to receive state scholarships for college

Dozens of Atlanta metro Atlanta students are expected to receive scholarships for college as part of a recently launched state program aimed at helping financially needy students…Read More

 

(November 8, 2012) – Deal announces Verizon, King & Spalding contribution to REACH

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Verizon has contributed $20,000 to support the REACH Georgia Scholarship Program while law firm King & Spalding pledged $10,000 to support the program over a four-year period…Read More

 

(March 2, 2012) – More Georgia universities and colleges to match REACH scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that several more Georgia universities and colleges will match funds for Georgia’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program…Read More

 

(February 24, 2012) – Georgia State to match REACH scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Georgia State University will match funds for Georgia’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program…Read More

 

(February 10, 2012) – UGA will match REACH Scholarship for students qualifying

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the University of Georgia will join in the efforts of awarding low-income students through the state’s new needs-based REACH Scholarship program…Read More

 

(February 6, 2012) – Deal announces needs-based scholarship

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced the launch of the state’s new needs-based college scholarship program, the REACH Scholarship (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen)…Read More