A $1,000 Superintendent’s Scholarship was awarded to one qualifying senior from each Rockdale County high school who has demonstrated their commitment to achievement and who intends to continue their education at a college or technical school after graduation. The recipients of the 2013 Superintendent’s Scholarship are Diara Camp (RCHS), Dominique Parker (SHS), and Kaitlin Moss (HHS).
This scholarship is sponsored by the Foundation for Excellence in Education and The Grace and James McGarity Scholarship Fund.
To apply, a student must: be a 2013 graduate in a Rockdale County public school, have been admitted to a college or technical school for the 2013-14 school year, not have received over $2500 in scholarships from other sources, and complete an application, including the essay portion.
The essay question/topic was "Describe how Rockdale County Public Schools has prepared you for the college you will be attending. What do you think RCPS can do to better prepare all students for their future."
Three judges read and scored the essays. The applicant with the highest cumulative score from each school was chosen to receive this scholarship.
“This scholarship is a small way we can support our students who have been accepted and choose to attend college or technical school after graduation,” says Superintendent Richard Autry. “With the rising cost of continuing education, our parents and students need all the assistance they can get with tuition. I am grateful for our partners, the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Grace and James McGarity Scholarship Fund, who provide financial support of this scholarship. With their generosity, we are able to provide a scholarship to three students this year. I welcome any additional support to be able to provide more scholarships in the future.”