FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, August 14, 2019— Demetri Singleton (aka Big D), grandson of Marvin Singleton of Columbus, Georgia, has been awarded a BP-GOAL Scholarship to attend Calvary Christian School (CCS) during the 2019-2020 school year. Singleton is a senior, and this is the seventh year he has received this award.
BP and its Castrol subsidiary, longtime education supporters, initiated the BP GOAL Scholars Fund in connection with the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program in 2012, and since then have been providing Georgia parents with options for the education of their children. In its seven years of existence, 252 BP-GOAL Scholarships have been awarded, totaling nearly two million dollars.
This year BP-GOAL Scholarship recipients are from areas in Georgia where BP and Castrol do business. Additionally, the scholarship recipients demonstrate drive, motivation, and strengths in math, science, and technologies important to the energy industry.
“Calvary has been blessed by serving Demetri over the past seven years. He has clearly matured in his faith, academic skills, and leadership abilities. Calvary will miss him when he graduates, but we know he is ready for whatever the Lord has for his future.” -Craig Johnson, Upper School Principal
The BP-GOAL Scholarship award amounts are based on the tuition rate at the student’s chosen private school and his or her family’s demonstrated need. BP-GOAL Scholars must reapply each year for the continuation of these awards, which if awarded over the next four years could result in a cumulative total of one million dollars being awarded to all scholarship recipients. To be eligible to apply, applicants had to be enrolled in a Georgia public school, have income no more than two times the poverty guideline and have been accepted and sponsored by a qualified Georgia private school.
Lisa Kelly, President of Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, said, “The BP-GOAL Scholars Fund exemplifies the very best this program can achieve. The valuable contributions by BP are having an increasingly positive impact on families throughout Georgia. Students are achieving remarkable success in graduating from rigorous college preparatory schools, and then continuing their education in universities. Another remarkable reason for these excellent outcomes is the interest and involvement by the BP Team in following the well-being and success of each student recipient. This collaborative approach to providing greater opportunities for access to learning is a winning formula. In addition, the student recipients are aware and appreciative of the fact they have the BP-GOAL team on their side!”
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. is the state’s largest student scholarship organization, having awarded 34,482 scholarships totaling $128.2 million since 2008.
BP Products North America Inc. markets BP high quality fuels through its locally owned and operated distributor network of over 675 BP retail gasoline stations located throughout Georgia. BP Lubricants USA Inc. markets Castrol-branded lubricants and business-building programs to independent quick lube operators, service providers, new car dealers and leading retailers throughout Georgia in conjunction with its locally-based distributors.
About Calvary Christian SchoolSince 1975, Calvary Christian School has been Teaching the Whole Child, the Whole Truth. An ACSI and AdvancED/SACS accredited K3-12th grade school, CCS’s faculty and staff are dedicated to providing real resources for spiritual, academic, social, and physical growth for our students in a nurturing and supportive environment. As our school facilities grow, we continue to offer unparalleled opportunities. For more information about Calvary Christian School, visit CalvaryKnights.com, call 706.323.0467 or visit during Open House held each Thursday between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with guided tours at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
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