Say Yes to Education Guilford

Providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools' students for success in college, career, and life.

Say Yes To Impact Breakfast

Join us Friday, November 8 as we celebrate four successful years of providing postsecondary access to students all over Guilford County and look forward to an even greater impact in the future.

Register for Say Yes Guilford Scholarships

The Say Yes Registration should be completed by June 1 of student’s senior year of high school. Current seniors can complete the Say Yes Guilford Registration starting October 1st!

Amanda Rosemann Named Senior VP of Development and Community Relations

Rosemann joins the Say Yes Guilford team working closely with Guilford County Schools and volunteers to build on supports services already underway in 13 pilot schools.

More than 1100 GCS Graduates Benefitted From Say Yes Guilford Support in 2018-19

A total of 1194 Guilford County Schools’ graduates finished the 2018-19 academic year at post- secondary institutions with support from Say Yes Guilford and its partners, a total impact of more than $

Wendy Poteat Named CEO of Say Yes Guilford

The Say Yes Guilford board of directors is pleased to announce Wendy Poteat as the new Chief Executive Officer. She will begin her role on June 3, 2019.

Register for Say Yes Guilford Scholarships


Say Yes Guilford Scholarship Registration is open for GCS seniors!

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A total of 1194 Guilford County Schools’ graduates finished the 2018-19 academic year at post-secondary institutions with support from Say Yes Guilford and its partners, a total impact of more than $7 million.* This total includes students who received Say Yes Tuition Awards, Opportunity Grants, Choice Grants, Compact Scholarships and students who received awards directly from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Say Yes Guilford awarded $1,401,716 to 875 students:

  • $763,563 in Tuition Awards to 365 students
  • $127,400 in Opportunity Grants to 110 students
  • $510,753 in Say Yes Choice Grants to 400 students

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.