This fall, students at East Georgia State College were awarded more scholarship money than has ever been awarded in the school’s history. A total of 139 students have been awarded $298,812 for this academic year. There are 40 Correll Scholars, granted $5,000 annually by the Correll Family Foundation, and 19 Foundation Leadership scholars, awarded a minimum of $1,000 and a maximum of $2,500 annually from individual donors.
Freshman Correll Scholars include Kaylee Coleman of Montgomery County High School; Adrianna Minton and Taylor Hooks of Emanuel County Institute; Abigail Johnson of Rutland High School - Macon; Macie Brassell of Thomas Jefferson Academy; Carlie Dixon and Kara Henry of David Emanuel Academy; Tanner Peebles and Bethaney Fortner of Johnson County High School; Garrett Dixon of Edmund Burke Academy; Braxton Johns of Statesboro High School; Grace Pittman of Vidalia High School; Eric Vilches of Metter High School; Madison Bearden of Burke County High School; Darryl Henderson and Monique Johnson of Swainsboro High School; Tiffani Gordon of Robert Toombs Christian Academy; Lillian Deloach of Tattnall County High School and Braswell Walraven of Treutlen County High School. Sophomore Correll Scholars are Kirstyn Morris, Alexandria Rios, Jessica Andrews, Avery Berry, TJ Freeman, Elizabeth Gross, Schuyler Johnson, Madison Lawson, Thang Lieu, Catelyn Sherrod, Sera Strange and Caleb Brown of Swainsboro High School; Kaitlyn Hill of Jefferson County High School; Joseph Braddock of Robert Toombs Christian Academy; Lauren Conner of Burke County High School; Taylor Culp of Toombs County High School; Jessica Dixon of Patrick Henry High School; Hannah Jenkins of Edmond Burke Academy; Henry Sherrod of Jenkins County High School; and Jordan Fox of Vidalia High School.
Leadership scholarships were awarded to the following students: Kaylee Coleman of Montgomery County High School, Adrianna Minton of Emanuel County Institute, Abigail Johnson of Rutland High School - Macon, Alan Haywood of Northside High School - Columbus, Tricia Cruz of Tattnall County High School, Naomi Mason of Swainsboro High School, Kayla Hodges and Macie Brassell of Thomas Jefferson Academy, Carlie Dixon and Kara Henry of David Emanuel Academy and Joshua Peeler (homeschool) were awarded the Deveraux, Haigh, and Lippitt Scholarships; William Collum of Swainsboro High School was awarded The Morgan Family Scholarship; Taylor Hooks of Emanuel County Institute was awarded the Jennings Scholarship and Deveraux, Haigh and Lippitt Scholarships; Craig Conyers of Burke County High School was awarded the Sallie Canady Scholarship; Faith Walk of Emanuel County Institute was awarded the Livingston Scholarship and the Deveraux, Haigh and Lippitt Scholarships; Sierra Suggs of Jenkins County High School was awarded the Reeves Scholarship and the Gunn Scholarship; Desiree Bennett was awarded the Rountree Family Scholarship; and Kayla James of Thomson High School was awarded the EGSC Foundation Scholarship.
In addition, 87 students were awarded a total of $32,656 in need-based funding obtained from individual donors, the University System of Georgia Foundation and the Gambrell Family Need-Based Scholarship Fund.
“Being able to focus on studies and not financial burden is often the difference in how students perform academically, persist in their progress and graduate,” said Elizabeth Gilmer, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at EGSC. “Donors to the East Georgia State College Foundation have made this a reality for these students.”
To be a part of creating these opportunities, please visit EGSC’s website at www.ega.edu/donate or call Elizabeth Gilmer at 478-289-2037.