University of North Georgia
Scholarship Loan ProgramThe University of North Georgia
(UNG) Military Scholarship Loan Program is a service cancelable
loan program funded by the State of Georgia and administered by the
Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC).
The program provides full scholarships to enable outstanding
Georgia students interested in pursuing a military career to attend
the University of North Georgia, one of the nation's most
prestigious senior military colleges.
Recipients agree to serve in Georgia's Army National Guard for
eight years (four while enrolled at UNG and four after
- A full four-year scholarship to UNG. Covers tuition, fees,
room, meals, books and uniforms.
- A student must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
who meets the definition of an eligible non-citizen under Federal
Title IV requirements.
- The student must be a legal resident of Georgia, as defined by
GSFC, for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately preceding
the date of registration at the institution for the school term for
which a scholarship is being sought.
- The student must qualify for regular admission to UNG.
- The student must have demonstrated "Academic Excellence" at the
high school level.
- The student must meet mental and physical health standards
required for commission in the Georgia National Guard.
- The student must be an entering freshman enrolled full time in
order to receive a full, four-year scholarship loan.
- A student must meet federal Title IV Selective Service
registration requirements. The requirement to register applies to
males who were born on or after January 1, 1960, are at least 18,
are citizens or eligible non-citizens, and not currently on active
duty in the armed forces.
- A student who is obligated to repay any state grant or
scholarship previously obtained from the Authority 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 UNG Military Scholarship beginning with the term in
which satisfactory repayment was made, but not for previous terms.
A student is ineligible if he or she is in default on a federal
Title IV or State of Georgia educational loan previously obtained
from or through the Authority unless the student has made
satisfactory arrangements for repayment.
- A student is ineligible if, in accordance with the Drug-Free
Post-secondary 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 UNG 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 UNG Military
Serve for four years in the Georgia Army National Guard after
graduation from the University of North Georgia.
Recipients who do not fulfill the service obligation must repay
the total amount received, plus interest, within five years.
Principle deferments options are available for eligible borrowers.
to obtain the forms necessary to start
your loan cancellation.
Download a University of North
Georgia Military Scholarship Loan Program application . The application must be completed and received by
the Georgia Student Finance Commission by January 15 of each year
in order to be considered.
The student must complete Section A and write an essay in Section
B of the application. The student must also attach 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 scores.
In addition you must forward your application to a member of the
Georgia General Assembly who represents your congressional area to
complete Section C.
Once a student is considered to be eligible for the University
of North Georgia Military Scholarship Loan program, he or she is
required to sign a promissory note to serve four years in the
Georgia National Guard beginning after graduation. The scholarship
loan funds are then disbursed to the school on the student's behalf
to cover all expenses for the four-year term of enrollment.
Eligible Colleges and Universities
This program is available at the University of North Georgia
(UNG). You can learn about this school by reading
Click here for
the official program regulations .