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Thursday, December 17, 2015
Rep. Sheri Gilligan Offers Georgia Military Scholarship Recommendation Letters
ATLANTA — State Representative Sheri Gilligan (R-Cumming) will offer letters of recommendation to qualified Georgia high school seniors seeking the Georgia Military Scholarship at the University of North Georgia.
“The Georgia Military Scholarship offers a unique and rewarding college experience to talented and deserving Georgia students,” said Rep. Gilligan. “I applaud each applicant for their commitment to their education, and I am truly honored to support them in the pursuit of their goal.”
The Georgia Military Scholarship awards 42 scholarships annually, each totaling $70,000 over four years. The scholarship covers the cost of uniforms, tuition, books, fees, room, and board, as well as a monthly stipend. In addition to pursuing a bachelor’s degree from UNG, scholarship recipients will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the Georgia Army National Guard upon graduation.
Applicants must be accepted to the University of North Georgia, and are required to present a letter of recommendation from a sitting State Representative or State Senator. To qualify, applicants must also be a legal resident of Georgia, have a minimum 3.0 high school grade-point average, meet the physical and health standards for serving in the Georgia National Guard, and be a freshman entering the UNG Corps of Cadets.
The deadline for scholarship applications is February 1, 2016, and interested and potential applicants can contact Rep. Gilligan’s office at (404) 656-0325.
For more information on the University of North Georgia or the Georgia Military Scholarship, please click here.
Representative Sheri Gilligan represents the citizens of District 24, which includes portions of Forsyth County. She was elected into the House of Representatives in 2015 and currently serves on the Code Revision, Human Relations & Aging, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.