Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance for Every Participating Student

Our foundation provides earned financial assistance dollars for scholarships or professional training and supplies for every student who participates in the GCCA 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.


Earned financial assistance for professional supplies will be awarded through Purposity, a secure financial app that allows Thillen Education Foundation to convert earned financial assistance 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 financial assistance 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, earned financial assistance 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 formal request to use earned financial assistance 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 and financial assistance 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 earned scholarship and professional supplies financial assistance.

To recognize students for noteworthy achievements, additional financial assistance for scholarships and professional supplies 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 financial assistance for scholarships and professional supplies may be 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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