Saturday, May 23, 2009

GCSA Announces Scholarship Awards for Rising Seniors at Five Charter High Schools

One student in each school will receive $500 for application, admissions expenses, or tuition, books, or room and board

The Georgia Charter Schools Association announces the establishment of a new scholarship opportunity for a deserving member of the Class of 2010 in each one of the state's independent charter high schools. The GCSA Scholars Award are five, $500 scholarship grants – for a total of $2,500 – for one rising senior each at Baconton Community Charter School in Baconton, Charter Conservatory for Liberal Arts & Technology in Statesboro, Destiny Academy of Excellence in Ellenwood, Technology Enriched Accelerated Charter High (TEACH) in Alpharetta and Tech High School in Atlanta.

The grants are for the purpose of offsetting some of the expenses that occur during the college application and admissions process (application fees, SAT/ACT prep course fees, campus visit expenses, etc.), or can be put toward tuition, textbooks or room and board.

“We know that in many instances, the chances most traditional public school students have to receive various types of grant opportunities are not always widely available to students in independent charter high schools, even though they are just as deserving,” said GCSA Board Chair BJ Van Gundy. “The Association is proud to offer this initiative for our members, and we hope to grow this scholarship fund in order to allow for more awards each year.”

Administrators at each school will select a winner based on scholastic promise and financial need. The award winners will be announced later this summer.
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