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COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, December 6, 2018— 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 2018-2019 school year. This scholarship was awarded this past Summer. Singleton is in eleventh grade, and this is the sixth year he has received this award.
I appreciate the BP Goal Scholarship Program because it helps Calvary serve and train students who will become Christian leaders of tomorrow. -Craig Johnson, Upper School Principal
BP has invested a total of $2.28 million to date in the BPGOAL Scholars Fund to help educate future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians in connection with Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. (GOAL). Twenty-seven deserving Georgia students have received scholarships for 2018-19, enabling them to attend the Georgia private schools of their parents’ choice.
BP and its Castrol subsidiary, longtime education supporters, initiated this scholarship program with GOAL in 2012, to help educate future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians through providing Georgia parents with more options for the education of their children.
Kevin Russell, Brand License Channel Manager for BP Products North America Inc., said, “We are delighted to help hard-working students throughout the state of Georgia realize their career goals. This program is one of the many ways BP supports education in both the public and private sectors.”
In six years, 218 BP-GOAL Scholarships have been awarded. Each award amount is 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. 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.
Since the program’s inception, 30 BP-GOAL Scholars have graduated from private schools throughout Georgia. Eleven of those students graduated in 2018. To date, all BP-GOAL graduates have gone on to attend college, and several are the first in their families to do so.
BP-GOAL scholarship recipients are primarily from areas in Georgia where BP and its subsidiary Castrol do business. Additionally, the scholarship recipients demonstrate drive, motivation and strengths in math, science and technologies important to the energy industry.
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!”
Hope Lanier Freeman, Director of Communication and External Affairs for BP America, added, “Working with GOAL allows us to give back to the communities where we operate. It also supports BP’s core values, including diversity, excellence, respect, and One Team.”
Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, Inc. is the state’s largest student scholarship organization, having awarded 31,840 scholarships totaling $118.8 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 School
Since 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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