Scholarships

The Ellen Gerstein Scholarship

Ellen Gerstein was the Executive Director of the Gwinnett Coalition from its founding in 1991 until her retirement in 2020. Under Ellen’s leadership, the Coalition brought together community partners to address diverse problems including homelessness, substance abuse and lack of volunteer opportunities. Ellen served on the GUIDE Board of Directors and partnered with GUIDE on multiple initiatives and programs during her tenure at the Coalition. Gwinnett County would not be the same without Ellen’s compassion, dedication and hard work and her leadership continues to impact the work that GUIDE does in the community.

As such, to honor Ellen’s efforts and her legacy of prevention and community activism across Gwinnett County, the GUIDE, Inc. Board of Directors offers an annual scholarship to a Gwinnett County graduating high school senior who has been involved in GUIDE, Inc. and/or Gwinnett Coalition programs and initiatives. GUIDE accepts donations year-round to contribute to the scholarship fund. 

The 2021 Ellen Gerstein Scholarship will be for $1,000. Any graduating Gwinnett County high school senior who has been involved in GUIDE, Inc. and/or Gwinnett Coalition programs and initiatives in the last four years is eligible to apply. 

Applications will be accepted April 1 – 30, 2021. The GUIDE Board of Directors will select a scholarship recipient at their May 6, 2021 meeting, and all applicants will be informed of their status by May 14, 2021. The scholarship recipient will receive their award via electronic check in June 2021.

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