The Clarke County Education Foundation (CCEF) is thrilled to announce the receipt of a $10,000 donation from GEOBRIDGE Corporation and the Mitchell Family. The donation will allow for a new endowed scholarship for which $500 will be awarded each spring to a graduating senior of Clarke County Public Schools.

The Mitchell “Good Neighbor” Scholarship has been donated in honor of the Mitchell Family’s love and support of Clarke County. The scholarship will support a graduating senior each spring with a $500 award toward continuing education. Those applying must show a balance among academics, extra-curricular activities, and community service. In addition, applicants must submit a short essay describing how they are a well-rounded student.

GEOBRIDGE, and the Mitchell Family, have been and continue to be, substantial supporters of Clarke County, the CCEF, and the Clarke County Public Schools. Jean Mitchell served as the Clarke County Public Schools Central Office Secretary from 1965-1991.  During that time, she served as School Board Clerk and Director of Finance while continuing to serve as central office secretary.  Upon retiring in 1991, she had served CCPS for over 26 years.  Since 1997, GEOBRIDGE has been providing enterprises with information security solutions. GEOBRIDGE was one of the first providers to sell and support encryption, cryptography and payment applications. Today, GEOBRIDGE supports payment processors, issuers, terminal manufacturers and merchants around the globe. Since 2014, GEOBRIDGE has been a Corporate Sponsor for many of the CCEF fundraising events including: Color Me Clarke 5k, Corn Hole Tournament, Harlem Wizards basketball event, and “Treasures of the Valley” Gala.

Applications for the Mitchell “Good Neighbor” Scholarship and 18 other Clarke County Education Foundation scholarships will be made available by Clarke County Public Schools in February and awarded on May 19, 2019 at the Annual Clarke County Public Schools Senior Awards Ceremony.

The CCEF, a non-profit organization with a current board of 14 members and a part-time executive director, is dedicated to providing private support to the Clarke County Public Schools to enhance its tax-supported programs.  Founded in 1991, the CCEF has provided more than $2.5 million in student scholarships, teacher grants, system demonstration grants, and donor- defined projects through a combination of fund-raising and endowment income since its inception.

For more information, please contact Beth Williams, Clarke County Education Foundation Executive Director, at 540-955-6103 or


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