Scholarship Program

Parent Corner

This page is for parents, guardians and relatives of applicants to The Sapelo Foundation’s Annemarie and Richard J. Reynolds, Jr. scholarship . This page is filled with tips for parents/guardians to help your student be successful in filling out our scholarship application.

  • For our new applicant families: Preparing your student for college is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming adventure. You’ve invested much time and love helping your student to their high school graduation. Now, they are on their way to leave the nest and pursue their career goals and dreams! We hope this page assists you in understanding our scholarship process.
  • For our returning applicant families: Your continued support of your student as they move towards completing their college degree is invaluable. We hope this information serves as a refresher about what your student needs to complete to remain eligible for our scholarship program.

There are a lot of financial resources and scholarships available for your student to pursue.

  • Your student can apply/reapply for federal aid by filling out the FASFA form.
  • Your student can apply for a wide range of academic, athletic, extra-curricular and niche focused scholarships.
  • Your student can apply for the HOPE Scholarship/Grant from the state of Georgia.
  • Your student can apply for Annemarie and Richard J. Reynolds Jr. scholarship.

Check-out our Resource page for more information.


Supporting Your Student during our Application Process

The Sapelo Foundation desires to come alongside parents, guardians and family members to help your engaged, responsible and invested student in their college education. Our scholarship program only supports students who are graduating seniors/ graduates of McIntosh County Academy (Darien, GA). You can view our eligibility requirements page to encourage your student to apply for our scholarship. The beauty of our scholarship program is your student can apply or reapply for this scholarship for up to 5 academic years from his/her high school graduation.

So, how can you help your student apply for our scholarship program?

How can you  support them through this scholarship process?

  • All communication about your student’s application and any communication from The Sapelo Foundation about your student’s scholarship will go to your student’s email address. When your student creates an account through our scholarship portal, he/she is required to use his/her personal or school email address to apply. Any communication from The Sapelo Foundation regarding your student’s application will go to your student’s email address. If your student does not have a personal email address, this is a great opportunity to come alongside them and assist them in creating one.
  • Review our eligibility requirements with your student. Your student must meet and complete our eligibility and/or renewal requirements to receive and maintain his/her scholarship.
  • Review the application checklist with your student (see the side bar on the Eligibility Requirements page). Ask your student if he/she knows where to locate the information he/she needs to complete the application. This is a great opportunity to help your student get organized and to answer his/her questions on where to locate the information needed to fill out the application.
  • Review the online application with your student before he/she fills it out.
    • Once your student creates an account, you can review the Application Terms and Requirements with your student to ensure he/she understands those responsibilities. You can review the application online with your student. Or, you can have your student print it for both of you to review together.
    • Ask your student if he/she understands the questions.  If he/she doesn’t understand some of the questions, you can help address any confusion your student has about the application. You can encourage your student to view our Frequently Asked Questions page or have your student email The Sapelo Foundation at info@sapelofoundation.org to get clarity about the application.
  • Review our scholarship timeline. You can review the application deadlines and talk with your student about the importance of meeting deadlines. You can talk with them about how they organize their time and ways to remember deadlines by putting dates and reminders in his/her phone using a calendar app or a physical planner.
  • Have a conversation with your student about the importance of checking their email regularly. Remember, all communication about the application and from The Sapelo Foundation will come to your student’s email address.
  • Talk with your student about his/her goals at college. 
    • For our new applicant families: Discussing your student’s goals will help you and your student learn about the college he/she wants to attend, your student’s major, what organizations he/she desires to get involved in, or potential internships your student wants to pursue for a future career.
    • For our returning applicant families: Discussing your student’s goals will help you and your student review his/her plans for the upcoming academic year, address steps for internships or study abroad opportunities and discuss plans for after graduation.

Thank you parents, guardians and families for supporting your student in this scholarship process! We send our congratulations to your student on reaching this important milestone in pursuing a college degree or  for your student’s perseverance to complete his/her college degree.

We look forward to receiving your student’s application for the 2019-2020 academic year!

Applications will be received from January 1st to March 1st.