This Scholarship Fund was founded in 1980 by Paul (Robbie) H. Robinson Jr., Larry Buford Boggs, Ken Guy, & Judy Jacobs.
It was founded with the intent to provide educational funds to young people seeking a career in the building industry. To date this scholarship has given away over $200,000.00 to students in the Douglas County area.
Mr. Robinson has been specializing in residential & commercial construction since 1971. He is a Charter member of the Douglas County Home Builders Association & has been a Director on the Board since it's inception. Mr. Robinson was also a founder of the Douglas County Boy's Club, and a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce. Robbie is also one of the founding members of the Citizen & Merchants Bank (Synovus Financial). Mr. Robinson has built in over 24 residential communities, numerous commercial/shopping complexes, retirement communities, & Yacht Club.
He also served his Country in the United States Navy.
Mr. Boggs has made exceptional contributions to the housing industry. His service to the home building industry spans the past five decades. He founded Benchmark Homes in 1971. Larry’s leadership and direction over the past 50 years has helped shape the economic development of the Greater Atlanta Area. This is evidenced by his success in building over 3000+ homes, $750,000,000 in sales.
He also served his County in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Boggs retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after serving for 22 years, as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Mrs. Jacobs is the retired owner of Jacobs Grading & Septic Tank Service - the company she and her husband Cecil founded in 1972. She became a member of the Douglas County Home Builders Association in 1974. Judy is an Associate Life Director & a Board Member of the Scholarship Committee. She is the former CEO of Jacobs Grading Co. Because of honest hard work and good money management, Judy was able to retire in 2011. She enjoys being a part of the scholarship fund that helps deserving kids get a better education.
Mr. Guy is a native to Douglas County. He attended West Georgia College & has been in the banking industry for over 30 years. His wife is from the Ukraine & they have traveled the world from India to the Kilimanjaro Mountain in Africa where Ken climbed to the top (19,340 feet). He loves Douglas County and the smart children that live here, & he is proud to be a part of this scholarship fund. Helping to educate the young people that are bringing their education back to Douglas County is truly a joy for Mr. Guy.
He also served his County in the United States Marine Corps.
P. O. Box 1272, Douglasville, Georgia 30133
Educating the Youth of Douglas County Georgia