Scholarships

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IMPORTANT!

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The following documents must be available to upload on the device you are using to fill out this form prior to submission. NOTE: All files must be 10MB or smaller in size.

  • CERTIFIED copy of the applicants most recent transcript (PDF, JPG or PNG)
  • Verification of SAT/ACT scores (if applicable) (PDF, JPG or PNG)
  • Theme (Applicant's Original Essay) (PDF, DOC or DOCX)
  • Personal Letter of Recommendation (PDF, DOC or DOCX)
  • Academic Letter of Reference (PDF, DOC or DOCX)
  • Proof of Acceptance to Educational Institution (PDF, JPG or PNG)
  • Estimated Cost and Completion Date (Grad students only) (PDF, JPG or PNG)

Eligibility

To apply for a scholarship under this program, candidates must meet all of the requirements detailed below in one of the following Groups:

Group A (Currently Serving Members of the Georgia National Guard):

  1. Current policyholder (in his/her own name) of the Georgia Guard Insurance Trust (GGIT) with a minimum of $10,000 life insurance coverage
  2. Current member (in his/her own name) of the National Guard Association of Georgia (NGAGA - https://www.ngaga.org) or the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Georgia (EANGGA -https://www.eangga.com)
  3. Currently serving member assigned to the Georgia National Guard
  4. Admitted into or currently enrolled in a program of study at a university, college, or technical school

** Candidates meeting all of the Group A eligibility requirements will be given priority consideration during the assigning of scholarship awards
** ONLY Georgia National Guard members are qualified to apply for a scholarship for Graduate studies.

Group B (Dependents of Groups A & C):

  1. A dependent is the Spouse, Child, Step-Child, or Grandchild of a person in Groups A & C
  2. The dependent must have been recently admitted or currently enrolled in a program of study at a university, college or technical school.

Group C (Former Members of the Georgia National Guard):

  1. Current policyholder of the Georgia Guard Insurance Trust (GGIT) with a minimum of $10,000 life insurance coverage
  2. Current member of the National Guard Association of Georgia (NGAGA - https://www.ngaga.org) or the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Georgia (EANGGA - https://www.eangga.com)

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS THAT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS APPLICATION (YOU MUST UPLOAD THESE NOW!)

  1. CERTIFIED (OFFICIAL) TRANSCRIPT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR HOME SCHOOL CREDITS FOR CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. CERTIFIED (OFFICIAL) TRANSCRIPT OF CREDITS FROM CURRENT OR MOST RECENT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING FOR APPLICANTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/TECHNICAL SCHOOL/GRADUATE SCHOOL OR ENROLLING IN SAME. (file must be .pdf, .jpg or .png no larger than 10MB)
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  1. VERIFICATION OF SAT OR ACT SCORES (IF NOT INCLUDED ON TRANSCRIPT).
    ***THIS REQUIREMENT APPLIES TO CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY. (file must be .pdf, .jpg or .png no larger than 10MB)
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  1. A ONE (1) PAGE, FIVE (5) PARAGRAPH THEME FROM APPLICANT WITH SPECIFIC FACTS STATING HIS/HER DESIRE TO CONTINUE HIS/HER EDUCATION. (EXAMPLE: (1) INTRODUCTION, (2) EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, (3) COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, (4) HOW YOUR EDUCATION WILL IMPROVE YOURSELF AND YOUR COMMUNITY, (5) CONCLUSION). (file must be .pdf, .doc or .docx no larger than 10MB)
You must upload your theme essay
  1. ONE (1) CURRENT (DATED WITHIN THE CALENDAR YEAR) LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION VERIFYING THE APPLICANT’S GOOD CHARACTER, MORAL AND PERSONAL TRAITS (SHOULD BE FROM AN EMPLOYER, COMMUNITY LEADER, MINISTER, ETC. – SHOULD NOT BE FROM A PARENT.) (file must be .pdf, .doc or .docx no larger than 10MB)
You must include a letter of recommendation
  1. ONE (1) CURRENT (DATED WITH THE CALENDAR YEAR) LETTER OF ACADEMIC REFERENCE (SHOULD BE FROM A PRINCIPAL, COUNSELOR, DEAN, PROFESSOR OR PARENT OF HOME SCHOOL STUDENT). (file must be .pdf, .doc or .docx no larger than 10MB)
You must include a letter of academic reference
  1. AGREEMENT TO KEEP INSURANCE WITH GGIT AND AFFIRMATION OF ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP SIGNED BY POLICYHOLDER (THIS FORM'S SIGNATURE FIELDS ARE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED).
  1. VERIFICATION FROM THE GGIT OFFICE THAT INSURANCE WITH GGIT IS IN FORCE. (WILL BE COMPLETED BY GGIT OFFICIAL)
  1. PROOF OF ACCEPTANCE FOR ADMISSION OR GOOD STANDING AT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING WHICH APPLICANT WILL ATTEND OR IS ATTENDING. (file must be .pdf, .jpg or .png no larger than 10MB)
You must provide proof of acceptance for admission or good standing at your chosen institution of higher learning
  1. FOR GRADUATE/DOCTORAL SCHOOL ONLY: ESTIMATED COST PER COURSE/QUARTER/SEMESTER AND EXPECTED DATE OF COMPLETION OF STUDIES. (file must be .pdf, .jpg or .png no larger than 10MB)
Grad school students must submit a document estimating their expenses and expected date of completion

Awards

Up to Ten (10) $3,000.00 Scholarships will be awarded each calendar year, pending funding.

Additional scholarships of a lesser amount may be awarded pending availability of funds.

Criteria

Eligible scholarship candidates must meet or exceed the following standards:

Applicants who ARE NOT currently enrolled in a university, college, or technical school:

SAT score = 1000, or ACT score = 19, or Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) = 3.0

Applicants who ARE currently enrolled at a university, college, or technical school:

Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) = 3.0

All:

  1. Written proof of acceptance into an institution of higher learning is required and must be included with the application.
  2. Drilling Guard members ONLY may be half-time (minimum 6 semester hours). Guard members enrolled half-time are eligible for $1,000 scholarships only.
  3. Dependent applicants must be full-time (12 semester hours).
  4. Applicants must be of good character.
  5. Applicants should show evidence of some academic, athletic, or community service achievement.
  6. Technical/Vocational school applicants must meet the standards for a degree/diploma program in REGULAR PROGRAM ADMISSION STATUS.

***APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM JANUARY 1ST – APRIL 15TH OF EACH YEAR.  ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED INTO THE GGIT OFFICE NO LATER THAN APRIL 15TH OF EACH YEAR.  ANY APPLICATION (OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENT) RECEIVED AFTER APRIL 15th WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED IN THE SUMMER FOR THE FALL SEMESTER OF THAT YEAR.  APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED, IN WRITING, BY THE GEORGIA GUARD INSURANCE TRUST OF THEIR SELECTION/NON-SELECTION AND THE AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED.

If you have any questions, you may call the GEORGIA GUARD INSURANCE TRUST at 770-739-9651 or 1-800-229-1053.

Applicant Information Section

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Policy Holder Information

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I agree to retain at least $10,000 of life insurance with GGIT for a minimum of two (2) years following completion of the school year for which the applicant's scholarship is awarded.

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I have purchased or renewed my association membership for the current year with the EANGGA or NGAGA.

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Submission

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