Peach State Federal Credit Union has committed to donate $5,000 to Trion City Schools’ REACH Georgia Scholarships over the next five years.
The school system will receive $1,000 each year through 2022 from the credit union.
“Peach State was founded by educators more than 55 years ago. We honor our roots as well as our members who are educators through contributions like these,” said Peach State President and CEO Marshall Boutwell. “We understand the positive impact of education on a community — that’s why donations like these are so important.”
REACH stands for Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen. The program, which launched in 2012, is the first needs-based mentorship and college scholarship program launched by Gov. Nathan Deal as a key component to the state’s Complete College Georgia Initiative, meant to ensure that academically talented students from low-income families in Georgia have the academic, social and financial support they need to graduate from high school and complete college.
“The REACH Scholarship provides an opportunity for several students to continue their education, who may not otherwise have the financial means for a post-secondary pathway,” said Trion City Schools Superintendent Dr. Phil Williams. “Trion City Schools is very thankful for the donation from Peach State Federal Credit Union and the commitment they have made to help students achieve successes. ‘Only the useful attain happiness’ and Peach State has provided that opportunity for students to become prosperous adults.”
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