Georgia Military College State Service
The Georgia Military College (GMC) State
Service Scholarship Loan Program is a service cancelable loan
program funded by the State of Georgia and administered by the
Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA).
The Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan was
created to provide outstanding students with a full two-year
scholarship loan program, thereby strengthening Georgia's National
Guard with their membership.
The student must serve in the Georgia National Guard for a period
of four years to complete service repayment (two years while
attending GMC and two years after graduation).
- Full two-year scholarships covering tuition, fees, room, meals,
books, and uniforms, minus state and federal grants.
To be eligible, you must:
- Be a legal resident of Georgia for a minimum of 12 consecutive
months immediately preceding the date of the beginning of Fall
Quarter at GMC;
- Qualify for regular admission to GMC;
- Have a minimum, high school cumulative grade point average
(GPA) of 2.50 and also have a minimum total score of 800 on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or 17 on the American College Test
- Be of high moral character and demonstrate good citizenship as
evidenced in a letter of recommendation from an administrative
official of the high school where the applicant is enrolled at the
time the application is made, or from which the applicant
- Meet mental and physical health standards required for
enlistment in the Georgia National Guard;
- Be an entering Freshmen enrolled full time in order to receive
a full, two-year award;
- Be a senior scheduled to graduate from high school at the end
of the academic year in which the application is made, or must have
completed high school but have not begun college in order to
receive a full, two-year award;
- Meet federal Title IV Selective Service registration
- Not be in default on a federal Title IV or State of Georgia
educational loan previously obtained from or through GSFA unless
the student has made satisfactory arrangements for repayment;
- Be in compliance in with the Drug-Free Postsecondary Education
Act of 1990.
Serve for two years in the Georgia National Guard after
graduation from Georgia Military College.
Recipients who do not fulfill the service obligation must repay
the total amount received, plus interest, within five years.
Principal deferment options for eligible borrowers.
to obtain the forms necessary to start
your loan cancellation.
The student must complete Section A, write an essay in Section B
of the application, attach a full-length photograph of him or
herself to the application, and include a letter of recommendation
from an administrative official at the high school.
The student must also attach an official high school transcript,
class schedule of the senior year, and the most current SAT or ACT
test scores. In addition, the application must be forwarded to a
member of the Georgia General Assembly who represents the student's
congressional area to complete Section C.
Applications must be completed and received by GSFA each year in
order to be considered.
Download an application
Once a student is considered to be eligible for the Georgia
Military College State Service Scholarship Loan Program, he or she
must sign a Promissory Note agreeing to serve two years in the
Georgia National Guard after graduation. The scholarship loan funds
are then disbursed to GMC.
Eligible Colleges and Universities
This program is available at Georgia Military College. You can
learn about this school by reading
Full details regarding the programs guidelines, policies, and
procedures can be found in the Georgia Military
College State Service Scholarship Loan Program regulations