Darton State College announced Eleana Colvin (Pace High School), of Pace, was awarded the Dean Scholar Award for the academic scholarship is for the 2013-14 academic year at Darton State.

The Dean Scholar Award is awarded to incoming freshman that have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and have shown evidence of community and school involvement. The scholarship covers the total cost of in state tuition and fees for fall and spring semesters. Forty high school seniors from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida were awarded the Dean Scholar Award.

Since 1966, Darton State College has been a leader in providing quality educational opportunities and services to Southwest Georgia. Darton offers a variety of programs, including a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 84 associate degrees, and 49 certificate programs. Today, Darton is home to more than 6,400 students with over 155 international students from 40 countries. Darton State College, a public institution, is part of the University System of Georgia and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.