The Correll Scholars program at the Coastal Georgia Foundation recently recognized its 2019-2020 recipients. They are: Billy Anderson, Damaria Gurley, Sabrina Luckey, Nashiya Maxwell, Destany Smith and Jada Stuckey.
The scholarship program was established by A.D. “Pete” and Ada Lee Correll to assist talented Glynn County high school graduates who are members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Georgia in pursuing a two-year or four-year post-secondary degree through one of Georgia’s public academic or technical colleges.
“Correll Scholars are selected for their academic accomplishments, significant community service and, most importantly, exceptional potential. The selection committee looks for young people who are committed to making their communities a better place both today and in the future. The objective of this Scholarship is to help educate and prepare them to impact their current and future communities in the most meaningful ways possible,” said Paul White, President & CEO of the Coastal Georgia Foundation.
When asked about the importance of the Scholarship program, Boys & Girls Club Chief Professional Officer Brian Dolan stated, "All of the teens that came through our program are so deserving of the greatest gift they could have ever received. I'm confident they will make us and their families proud. We at the Boys & Girls Club are so fortunate to live in such a philanthropic area where education is a priority. Many thanks to the Correll family and Coastal Georgia Foundation."
The Correll Scholars program is currently funding 16 students. The 17th, Stephan Young, graduated this May, the first graduate since the program’s inception in 2015. For more information about the application process and eligibility, please click here.