MACON, GA - Wesleyan College and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia are pleased to announce a working partnership formed over a common commitment to the advancement of the liberal arts with an ongoing focus on increasing college readiness, career development and developing young women as leaders for society.
With the creation of this new partnership, Wesleyan College will award an additional $5,000 scholarship towards tuition on top of a student’s merit scholarship to any three-year active member for the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia accepted to the institution, provide workshops for students and educators on the college admissions process, scholarships and financial aid as well as provide career development and academic training workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics.
“Wesleyan College is extremely excited to be partnering with The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia to create new opportunities at resources for young women in our community,” Wesleyan College President Meaghan Blight said. “We are equally as eager to share the vision of our great institution with an organization that shares our vision in empowering women to create the even stronger leaders of tomorrow.”
To strengthen the impact of this new collaborative, The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia Will host Wesleyan College for in-person recruitment sessions and presentations annually, identify students for Wesleyan College every year, using materials provided and updated annually by the college and encourage students to apply through Wesleyan College application at wesleyancollege.edu/apply.
“(The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia) are eager to work with our new partners in Wesleyan College,” Chief Executive Officer Sue Else said. “The institution’s commitment to advancing opportunities for women in our community is the perfect pair for our vision of continuing to create a world in which young women can create the world they want to live in and make it better every day.”
About Wesleyan College
Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Wesleyan College is a private, liberal arts women's college in Macon, Georgia, serving students from across the U.S. and about 20 countries. Wesleyan College focuses on small classroom sizes and uniquely tailored programs that meet the needs of each student. Wesleyan offers a space that fosters independent and forward thinking women who are prepared to become the leaders of tomorrow. Here, the mission is clear - to accelerate equality for women.
About The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is rich in heritage and purpose. The council extends from the North Georgia Mountains to the Okefenokee and from the Atlantic coast to the Chattahoochee Valley. Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia serves more than 13,000 girls and 5,000 adults in 122 counties in Georgia, two counties in South Carolina and one county in Alabama. The council is also the home of the organization's founder, Juliette Gordon Low, who founded Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, where her birthplace and the historic First Headquarters still welcome thousands of Girl Scouts every year. Girl Scouting gives girls a wide range of experiences to define leadership their way.