Mr. Chuck Moore (BP Representative), Dyann Hunter and her son Malcolm Williams-Green, Super Bowl Champ Hubert Ginn and Sara Rubinstein (St. Andrew’s Upper School Head)
We here at SouthernMamas.com often hear from parents looking for an alternative to Savannah-Chatham public schools for their children. Here’s one way that qualifying students can attend local private schools: the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program.
This month, Malcolm Williams-Green was awarded a BP-GOAL Scholarship to attend St. Andrew’s School for the 2013-2014 school year.
“We are thrilled to have Malcolm join the St. Andrew’s community,” said Mark Toth, Head of School. “I am confident that St. Andrew’s will provide the perfect setting for Malcolm to pursue his dream of attaining a strong academic foundation.”
The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program’s BP-GOAL Scholars Fund awarded 30 scholarships, enabling qualifying students to attend Georgia private schools for the 2013-2014 academic year. BP and its Castrol subsidiary, longtime education supporters, initiated this scholarship program in connection with Georgia GOAL in 2012, to provide Georgia parents with more options for the education of their children.
Each award amount is based on the tuition rate at the student’s chosen private school and his/her family’s demonstrated need. To be eligible to apply, applicants had to be enrolled in a Georgia public school, have income no more than 2 times the poverty guideline and have been accepted and sponsored by a qualified Georgia private school.
This year’s BP-GOAL scholarship recipients are from areas in Georgia where BP and its subsidiary Castrol do business. Additionally, the scholarship recipients demonstrate drive, motivation and strengths in math, science and technologies important to the energy industry.
Lisa Kelly, Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program president said, “It is important for students to have the option of a private school that fits their needs if they can’t achieve their full potential in their local public school. The Georgia legislature created this opportunity to improve educational outcomes and to allow families to put their children on paths to success.”
Kelly explained that the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is the state’s leading student scholarship organization. Providing children throughout the Peach State with Greater Opportunities for Access to Learning (“GOAL”), the program has awarded close to 10,000 scholarships totaling more than $34 million since 2008.
For more info on the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, click here.
St. Andrew’s, a Pre-K through Grade 12 independent school, is located on Wilmington Island. For more information on the Savannah private International Baccalaureate World School visit www.saintschool.com
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