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.
- A student must meet federal Title IV Selective Service
- 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.
- 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
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.
Download an application
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.
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
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Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan Program