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Say Yes to Education Guilford

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

Say Yes Guilford Set to Host First Community Leadership Council Meeting Nov. 14

Community leaders are invited to the first Say Yes Guilford Community Leadership Council meeting Monday November 14 from 6-7:30 pm at GTCC Jamestown.

Say Yes Guilford Establishes a Pathway for Charter School Inclusion

Say Yes Guilford has approved a pathway that would allow Guilford County charter schools to seek inclusion in the Say Yes program.

John M. Belk Endowment Grants $5.5 Million to Say Yes Guilford

The John M. Belk Endowment, a private family foundation committed to building a stronger North Carolina through providing postsecondary access, has granted $5.5 million to Say Yes Guilford.

Say Yes Guilford Receives $1M from Duke Energy Foundation

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Say Yes Guilford to support educational wraparound and support services.

Meet 2016 Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Recipients

Gretchen Blankinship

Eddie Jarrett

Betty Lulseged

Cameron and Remy Phipps

Juwan Wrenn

Say Yes Scholarship Certification

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.

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.

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.

About

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.