Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship LoanThe 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).


Award Amount

  • Full two-year scholarships covering tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and uniforms, minus state and federal grants.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  1. 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;
  2. Qualify for regular admission to GMC;
  3. 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 (ACT).
  4. 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 graduated.
  5. Meet mental and physical health standards required for enlistment in the Georgia National Guard.
  6. Be an entering Freshmen enrolled full time in order to receive a full, two-year award.
  7. 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.
  8. A student must meet federal Title IV Selective Service registration requirements.
  9. A student obligated to repay any State grant or scholarship previously obtained from GSFA is not eligible to receive another State grant or scholarship award until the refund or repayment is paid in full. The student is eligible to receive the GMC Military Scholarship beginning with the term in which satisfactory repayment was made, but not for previous terms. A student is ineligible for the GMC Military Scholarship if he or she is 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.
  10. A student is ineligible if, in accordance with the Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990, he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs. A student is ineligible to receive a GMC Military Scholarship from the date of conviction to the completion of the next academic term. Institutions are not required to obtain criminal justice records of GMC Military Scholarship applicants.

Service Commitment

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.

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Application Procedure

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Applications must be completed and received by GSFA by February 3 of each year in order to be considered.

The student must complete Section A, write an essay in Section B of the application, attach a full-length photograph of himself 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.

Loan Disbursement

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 its profile.

More Information

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