Scholarship Funds for Every Participating Student

The Thillen Education Foundation strives for excellence in all endeavors and holds its volunteers to standards of integrity and honesty.


Our goal is to provide scholarship dollars or professional training and supply stipends for every student who participates in the coaching program and successfully graduates from Greene County High School in Greensboro, Georgia.


Once a student has been accepted and committed to attend a college, advanced learning initiative, or professional certification program, earned scholarship dollars are paid by the foundation on the student's behalf directly to the institution in which the student is enrolled.


Stipends for professional supplies will be awarded through Purposity, a secure financial app that allows Thillen Education Foundation to convert earned scholarship dollars into the essential supply purchases required to launch a student's skilled trade or military career. 

If a student elects to take a gap year before committing to advanced learning, earned funding is held for up to two years until that student is successfully enrolled in a college, advanced learning initiative, or professional certification program, or begins their skilled trade career and submits a formal request for specific professional supplies. 

If a student enlists in military service before advanced learning or beginning their career, professional supplies funding is available to support basic training required purchases. Or, funding may be held for a total of six years on behalf of the student until he or she enrolls in a qualified advanced learning program or submits a request for additional career-related professional supplies.

Here's How a Student Earns Dave Dollars

"Dave Dollars" are affectionately named in honor of our founder, Dave Thillen. These earned scholarship dollars are awarded, meticulously tracked, and set aside for students via a points-for-participation initiative beginning in a student's freshman year.

Whether a student is striving to become a skilled tradesperson, community worker, or a college scholar, all are eligible for scholarship and professional supplies funding.


To recognize students for noteworthy achievements, additional scholarship and professional supplies funding and other motivational gifts may be publicly awarded by coaches and teachers at quarterly school assemblies. This recognition by their coaches, teachers, and peers has proven to be a great motivator for students.

At the end of the junior academic year, additional scholarship and professional supplies funding opportunities may be identified and earned in the senior year through incentive-based challenges that might include hands-on work experience, reaching a stretch goal, and college or professional certification program acceptance.


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