Say Yes to Education Guilford

Helping Guilford County Schools' students get to and through college.

Future Fund Donates $20,000 to Say Yes Guilford

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Future Fund endowment has granted $20,000 to Say Yes Guilford.

Hiring Agent RFP Deadline Extended to March 8

Say Yes Guilford has extended its deadline to receive proposals from vendors interested in serving as its hiring agent.

Say Yes Scholarship Update

Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Update

Say Yes Guilford is considering making changes to the requirements for scholarships to North Carolina public colleges and universities… Read More

Say Yes Certification Form

Say Yes Guilford has opened its online certification form that Guilford County Schools seniors must complete in order to qualify for “last-dollar” tuition-only scholarships. The certification form requires students to establish an account with Say Yes Guilford and include guardian, contact, and demographic information. The account will remain active until the student graduates from his or her postsecondary institution.

Click here for instructions on how to complete the form. Click here for the form.

If you are planning to attend a Say Yes National Higher Education Compact private college or university, Say Yes Guilford would like to hear from you about what school(s) you have applied to for the 2017 fall semester. Please take a moment to complete this form.

FAFSA Completion

Guilford County Schools seniors who plan to enroll in college in 2017 must complete the FAFSA to be considered eligible for the Say Yes Guilford Scholarship. Students who are in college and received a Say Yes Guilford scholarship must also complete the FAFSA again. Check here for more information about the FAFSA.

What’s Next for Guilford County Schools Seniors?

If you are a member of Guilford County Schools’ class of 2017, click here to get a “Recommended Timeline for Seniors” with information on what you need to do to be ready to register for a Say Yes last-dollar tuition scholarship.

Also, if you are using the common application to apply for college, we’d like you to indicate that you attend a Say Yes-affiliated high school. This helps the college/university where you are applying more easily identify you as a potential Say Yes scholar. Here’s more information.

Say Yes Guilford Survey Now Open

Say Yes Guilford is partnering with Guilford County Schools (GCS) to create a process designed to connect students and families to programs and services that can aid them on their path to high school graduation. The process is part of Say Yes Guilford’s Postsecondary Planning System. Parents at 12 GCS “Launch Schools” are invited to opt-in to take a voluntary survey about their student(s). Learn more about the Postsecondary Planning System, the launch schools, instructions on how to complete the survey, and review the frequently asked questions. 

Our Partners

Efforts like Say Yes Guilford need support from civic leaders, funders, institutions of higher education and policymakers – all in pursuit of developing the gifts and talents of young people. We believe that when a community comes together, it has the capacity to effectively and sustainably redefine expectations and to build pathways to postsecondary education and careers.


Our Community

What does bringing Say Yes to Education Guilford mean for our students, parents, and community?

More Support

Through a comprehensive support system that launches in 12 schools in the spring of 2017, Guilford County Schools students will have access to the services they need to graduate from high school and be prepared for postsecondary success.

Economic Change

Businesses have good reason to start operations or relocate to Guilford County — a more educated workforce, access for employees to tuition scholarships and supports, and solid schools. Other Say Yes communities have seen growth in the tax base and experienced rising property values, too.

College Access

Postsecondary tuition can be expensive, but Say Yes Guilford’s scholarship program is designed to make college more affordable. Every eligible Guilford County Schools graduate will receive a “last dollar” tuition-only scholarship to be used toward attaining a college degree or post-secondary certificate.


Say Yes was founded in 1987 by money manager George Weiss, who promised to prepare 112 Philadelphia sixth graders for college, and to pay their college tuition if they graduated high school. Say Yes now helps entire communities make a similar commitment to every public high school student. Say Yes Guilford was launched in September 2015.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes Guilford? We invite you to reach out to learn more about how you can get involved.