The family of Rachel Jane Frederick, an East Georgia State College Alumni, has created a scholarship for EGSC students in her memory. Applications for the $500 EGSC Rachel Jane Frederick Friendship and Service Award are now open for EGSC students from Emanuel and Johnson Counties.
Rachel Jane Frederick was a 2010 East Laurens High School graduate. She then attended East Georgia State College where she was an ambassador and was crowned Miss East Georgia State College in 2012. Later that year, she represented EGSC in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus, Ga. During her time in the Miss Georgia Organization she was very passionate about her platform. She chose American Red Cross blood donation to promote and educate people on during her year of service. Frederick graduated from East Georgia State College in 2012 and decided to further her education at Armstrong Atlantic State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2014 and was pursuing a Master of Public Health. Frederick passed away in 2018 after an extended illness.
Frederick was always full of life and never met a stranger. Her family wants to honor her by giving the EGSC Rachel Jane Frederick Friendship and Service Award to someone who is active in the community and someone who spends time helping others.
To apply for the EGSC Rachel Jane Frederick Friendship and Service Award, visit the East Georgia State College scholarship page at http://www.ega.edu/scholarships. Applications are due by December 13.