Seventeen students from Gwinnett County Public Schools have received QuestBridge National College Match Scholarships, the district has announced.
The scholarship program matches students from low-income backgrounds with some of the most selective schools in the United States. The students entire college education is expected to be covered by the scholarships.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is taking a new approach to promoting reading during the summer months.
On Wednesday, GCPS’s bookmobiles kicked off the Books 2 Kids program in the South Gwinnett Cluster, giving away 1,888 books to Grace Snell Middle School and Snellville Middle School students.
The Brookwood High School community is doing its part to help families impacted by COVID-19.
Brookwood High students, staff and community members raised more than $5,200 for the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia.
As the community adjusts to life during the pandemic, G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds has been on the ground distributing more than 5,000 books to the community through local book drives.
The program, which stands for Gwinnett Reading Exchange & Art Transforms Little Minds, is a program of the Gwinnett Coalition of Health & Human Services.
Eight Gwinnett County graduating seniors will get to attend college for free after learning they have received Gates Scholarships, according to school system officials.
The school district recently announced the winners of the scholarships, which are awarded to high potential minority students who come from low-income backgrounds. The scholarships are funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Thirty-nine Gwinnett County Public Schools students have been named 2020 Georgia Scholars by the Georgia Department of Education, according to school system officials.
The Georgia Scholars program recognizes students who have shown high performances in both academics and community service. There were 295 students from across Georgia who received the honor. The students from Gwinnett who received the recognition represent 10 of the school system’s high schools.