University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS)
The new online application for the North Georgia Military Scholarship will open October 1 for the 2017-2018 award year.
The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship is worth $70,000 over four years.
The state of Georgia offers 42 scholarships per year to Georgia high school seniors who attend the University of North Georgia and commission as officers in the Georgia Army National Guard after graduating with bachelor's degrees. The scholarship pays for your room, meals, tuition, books, uniforms, and fees. In addition, you receive National Guard weekend drill pay, GI Bill, pay for attending Army basic and advanced training, and Army ROTC contract pay (beginning of sophomore or junior year, if offered a contract to commission as a lieutenant). You may also be eligible for an enlistment bonus and monthly GI Bill kicker.
Effective 15 August 2005, UNGMS Scholarship recipients are non-deployable as long as they are enrolled and remain in good standing with the University of North Georgia and the Georgia Army National Guard.
- Be a legal resident of Georgia.
- Receive a nomination from a Georgia general assemblyman from your congressional district.
- Meet the academic requirements and gain acceptance as a regular freshman Cadet at UNG.
- Meet Army National Guard enlistment standards.
- Agree to serve as an enlisted member in the Georgia Army National Guard while participating as a Cadet at UNG.
- If awarded a scholarship, you must commission upon graduation from UNG and serve four years as an officer in the Georgia Army National Guard. See FAQs for more details.
What costs does UNGMS cover?
Tuition and mandatory fees, room and board, unlimited meal plan ($2,160), uniforms and books ($600/semester). The money for your books and uniforms will be added to your student account by the first day of FROG Week.
As a UNGMS Recipient, what fees are not covered?
|Cadet Room Deposit $250||$250|
|FROG Week Fee||$150 Fall semester/$75 Spring semester|
|Required Personal Items||*Step 10 of CAM|
|Summer Classes||You may use National Guard Tuition Assistance or HOPE scholarship|
|TOTAL =||$530 + Required Personal Items|
What is the commitment if I accept UNGMS?
If you accept UNGMS, you will be required to enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard prior to August 1. You will serve in the Georgia Army National Guard while you attend UNG and when you graduate you will commission into the Georgia Army National Guard. When you commission, you will incur a six year obligation, the first four years must be served in the Georgia Army National Guard to pay back your scholarship.
What are the requirements to keep UNGMS as a recipient once enrolled at UNG?
You must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA while attending UNG and participating in the Corps of Cadets. If your GPA falls below a 2.5 GPA, you will lose UNGMS and you will be required to repay the full amount of aid you received. The two options for repayment are service or cash payments. For more information, please see the UNG Military Scholarship program regulations.
What is the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for UNG?
Once I have enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard, what do I need to do?
Once you have officially been sworn into the Georgia Army National Guard, you must notify UNG at UNGMS@ung.edu with the date you were sworn in. Also, once you receive your official ship dates for Basic and/or AIT, you must contact Cadet Admissions to defer your start date at UNG. You will need to supply your exact training dates in order to have your start term updated to the correct term. For more information, please email email@example.com.
How do I start the enlistment process for the Georgia Army National Guard?
To start the enlistment process you must contact your local Georgia Army National Guard Recruiter. For assistance in finding your local recruiter, or if you have questions about the overall enlistment process please contact the National Guard Recruiter assigned to the University of North Georgia. SSG Andrew Franklin 706-410-0361 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if I do not get UNGMS?
If you do not get UNGMS, UNG highly recommends that you join the National Guard and participate in the National Guard Partnership Program. This is a great way to help pay for college while still serving your country and community. Paying for your first year of college is the most difficult but it gets much easier starting your sophomore year. Also, we do provide re-award UNGMS scholarships that become available if an original recipient loses UNGMS. The availability of re-award scholarships and the process for applying for one is through the National Guard located on campus which you will be informed of during your first few weeks at UNG.