COLUMBUS, Ga.- Thursday night, 20 deserving high school students from schools in Muscogee, Harris and Chattahoochee counties received full scholarships for Driver’s Education.
To earn a scholarship, the students needed at least a 3.0 GPA, two teacher recommendations and to be involved in extracurricular activities.
The scholarships are worth $478 and include a Defensive Driving Course as well as a Georgia Road Test along with other benefits.
They have been giving out scholarships since 2010 and have given more than 150 of them. Along with the 20 who received full scholarships Thursday night, 18 other students will be receiving partial scholarships.
Chariena Woods of Kendrick High School says she is “Beyond blessed because I know I really wanted to take the class, but because my mom does so much and I’m involved in so many activities at school, she couldn’t quite afford it. Since I was granted the scholarship, it is awesome. I wouldn’t be able to do it if it wasn’t given to me. I would have to wait until I turn 18.”
Jonathan Myrthil from Northside High School says he plans to use the scholarship to help out his family and he says it means a great deal to him.