The U.S. Military offers unique opportunities and benefits for students planning to pursue a college degree. Service Academies, Senior Military Colleges, and Maritime Academies offer a world-class education, often granting scholarships in exchange for a period of service.
Senior Military Colleges (SMCs) offer a combination of higher education with military instruction. SMCs include Texas A&M University, Norwich University, The Virginia Military Institute, The Citadel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and the University of North Georgia. Every cadet must participate in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, but only cadets receiving an ROTC scholarship are required to enter military service following graduation.
Army ROTC Scholarship
The Army ROTC Scholarship is a merit-based, four-year college scholarship.
It can be applied toward tuition and fees or room and board. In addition to the scholarship, cadets receive a $1,200 annual book allowance and up to $6,000 per year for subsistence.
In order to recieve this scholarship, students must meet or exceed the minimal standards in each of the following areas: grades, physical fitness, height and weight standards, commitment, and potential to become an officer upon completing his degree. Recipients must be willing to serve in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserve, or U.S. Army National Guard as an officer upon completion of degrees.
University of North Georgia Military Scholarship
The State of Georgia awards 42 outstanding high school seniors the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship each year.
2017 UNG Military Scholarship Recipient - Adam Stumpf, Riverside Military Academy
It is a merit-based, four-year college scholarship that factors in preparation for college, leadership, extracurricular activities, and desire to serve in the Georgia Army National Guard. This scholarship pays for tuition and mandatory fees, uniforms, books, room and board, and meal plan.
Each applicant must receive a nomination from a Georgia Legislator in his congressional district. Scholarship recipients agree to attend the University of North Georgia (The Military College of Georgia), participate in the Corps of Cadets, graduate with a bachelor's degree, and enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard where they commission as officers.