Blanton Common, professionally managed by JMG Realty, Inc., announced today it will award 10 scholarships to local college students who have been impacted directly by COVID-19 or by the related economic effects on their families. Blanton Common will provide free housing and utilities for the entire 2020-2021 academic term, as well as $500 towards books and meals. Students may apply via the community's website, www.LiveBlantonCommon.com, and the recipients will be announced in late July.
Blanton Common has seen firsthand the unique circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic presented to college students, as well as the uncertainty involved with the progression of their academic careers. With full backing from the private ownership group, discussions ultimately led to the creation of the scholarship program at Blanton Common, along with a unifying hashtag #BCGivesBack.
Jean Woodworth, Executive Vice President & Partner with JMG, said the following: "Our team is in a unique position to provide housing to students near Valdosta State University, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College and the Valdosta campus of the Georgia Military Academy. We hope that these scholarships will help truly deserving students who otherwise would be unable to further their college education this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and it's catastrophic effect on their families."
ABOUT BLANTON COMMON & JMG REALTY, INC:
Blanton Common is a privately owned student housing community located 2 miles from Valdosta State University. The community recently completed a large renovation project also provides free transportation to and from the VSU campus daily. Blanton Common aims to create the preeminent student living experience in the area.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, JMG Realty, Inc., is a fully-disciplined real estate company, concentrating in the redevelopment and new construction, financial services, and management of multifamily real estate properties for both private and institutional owners. The firm currently manages over $5 billion in assets comprised of over 30,000 units.