|Project Potential was established in the Davidson County School System in 1998 through the efforts of the Davidson County Education Foundation. Through the generous support of a number of contributors, the Education Foundation has raised money to provide scholarships to over 50 high school students. A committee, made up of the DCEF Board Members along with Guidance Counselors and Administrators of the Davidson County Schools, oversees the program. Rising 10th graders are selected during the second semester of their freshman year in high school. Project Potential is designed to provide encouragement as students work through the challenges of being a productive and successful teenage and to offer financial assistance for continuing their education.
Students are recommended for this honor by their teachers and guidance counselors. The scholarship committee then reviews each of the nominees and determines the number of scholarships that may be awarded based upon the amount of available funds.
The goal of Project Potential is to ensure its recipients may attend Davidson County Community College for two years. The program encourages more students to reach their full potential by applying and conducting themselves responsibly during their high school career, by continuing their education beyond high school and preparing for a world of work and successful living.
After two years at DCCC, a student may take additional courses to enhance his or her skills and associate degree if there are remaining funds from their initial scholarship.
Project Potential recipients have several guidelines that must be followed in order to receive the scholarship after graduation:
1. Maintain a 2.63 average during your high school career
2. Be enrolled and graduate from a Davidson County Public high school
3. Conduct yourself properly in school and in the community
4. Participate in school activities or work part-time
5. Not be involved in any criminal activity
6. Enroll or attend an accredited two or four year college or university, and
7. Sign and return the enclosed Letter of Understanding.
For more information about Project Potential, call the Davidson County Education Foundation at (336) 905-0976 or write to:
Davidson County Education Foundation
P. O. Box 444
Lexington, NC 27293
Email Laura Koonts, firstname.lastname@example.org