Often we interact with families who are going through crisis and difficult circumstances. One of our missions is to assist families with direction and tools so that they can emerge from trying situations. One way that we encourage positive steps, is by giving away a scholarship for a deserving student who wants to further their education and may need assistance. JCAG believes that the desire for any student to further their education is a step in the right direction.
At the JCAG Conference, the JCAG Scholarship Committee will present a scholarship check to several high school students who meet college eligibility. The students will be chosen based on the following criteria:
The student must be college eligible and is planning on attending a college, university or trade/technical school after they graduate and submit a letter of acceptance by May 3, 2021 to their Probation Officer, Mediator or JCAG Member.
The student must have been court involved since the beginning of the current school year of August 2020.
The student must attach their most recent progress report card and submit an essay on “Why they should be chosen for this scholarship” and be turned in to their probation officer, mediator or any JCAG member by May 3, 2021, who in turn will submit the essay to their appropriate court representative.
The Court Representative will forward the essay by May 7, 2021 to:
9163 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Indya Grier will present the essay to the executive board for voting at the May 14, 2021 meeting. The child, parent and court officer will be notified of the selection after the May 14th meeting. The student and parent will be presented with the scholarship on June 10, 2021 at the JCAG Conference Awards Luncheon.