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The Millernease Griffin Scholarship Foundation

The Millernease Griffin Scholarship Foundation was established in 2020 as a promise to benefit the students of the greater Atlanta area and surrounding counties. Created in partnership with Reidway Trucking, LLC, it’s mission is to support teens throughout their scholastic journey to the unconquerable heights as they pursue higher education. The foundation’s top priority was established in the memorial of the late Millernease Griffin; The grandmother of principal planner Tyler Reid and his older brother Tyree Reid of Reidway Trucking, LLC. Our first recipient – awarded $1,000 helped a young scholar attend a 4-year University during the 2020 pandemic, each and every year we plan to invest in another deserving young scholar for years to come. 

 

In 1933, Millernease Griffin was born in the city of Newnan, GA and became a woman of power, respect, and faith through the years she lived on this earth. She lived on the premise of trusting God’s Holy word and living by the golden rule which states “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. She touched the lives of family, friends, and colleagues as it was easily shown by her admiration in her hometown. Becoming a grandmother to Tyler and Tyree was one of her greatest accomplishments in life. 

 

This foundation was dedicated to the memory of Millernease as she was headstrong on education and the pursuit of success. She always pushed her grandchildren to be all they can be and never let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do in life. The MGSF is an opportunity that highlights those students who admire the art of education and are committed to investing in their future. This award is applied directly to the recipient’s college tuition and is not intended for use of free spending. 

“Between the earth and sky above, nothing can match a grandmother’s love.”

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APPLICATION CRITERIA

APPLICANT MUST BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIOR

STUDENT MUST HAVE OBTAINED A 3.0 GPA OR HIGHER

APPLICANT MUST SHOW PROOF OF CHURCH & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

APPLICANT MUST HAVE PANS TO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT A 2 PAGED ESSAY ENTITLED: "MY DREAMS & ASPIRATIONS"

APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE 2 LETTERS OF PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Applicants, Please review the eligibility requirements below to determine if you are eligible to receive this scholarship. Applications will be reviewed throughly by our scholarship committee board and voted upon by unanimous vote. 

PAST RECIPIENTS

Meet our recipients of The MGSF Scholarship

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JUSTIN WALLACE

2020 Recipient

Justin Wallace is a graduating senior from Newnan High School, a student athlete, and a highly involved of his local church and community. He is Coweta County's Youth of the Year (one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's highest awards of recognition of kids and teens), always eager to speak on how his involvement with BGCMA has saved and changed his life to ensure his success. Justin plans to attend Savannah State University to study Forensic Science and further his basketball career. 

"Thank you Eminent Events & Reidway Trucking for this scholarship award! I am truly grateful for this opportunity.  - Justin Wallace