The Dr. John Black Scholarship at East Georgia State College has been awarded to Caitlan Coleman. The daughter of Kristi and Vince Coleman of Swainsboro, Caitlan is a freshman at East Georgia State College Swainsboro.
A 2014 honor graduate of Swainsboro High School, Caitlan was awarded the academic scholarship on the basis of outstanding academic achievements, service projects and student life involvement. She also wrote an essay on “How School Involvement has Affected Her.”
Established by East Georgia State College’s Student Government Association (SGA), the Black Scholarship honors the service Dr. John Black has made to EGSC as vice president for academic affairs and as the fourth president of EGSC from 1994 to 2011. Dr. Black is committed to the success of students and believes that involvement in student life is an integral part of that success. To apply for the scholarship, students need to be involved in EGSC student life, maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, have completed 15 or more credit hours of college coursework, submit a letter of recommendation from a school official, and write an essay of 250 words minimum on “How School Involvement has Affected Me.” Only current students are eligible to apply.
“I believe that involvement college life at East Georgia State has made me a better student and has had an extremely positive affect on me,” commented Ms. Coleman.