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Project Global Officer

The University of North Georgia (UNG) received its first Project Global Officer (GO) grant in 2008 and has funded ROTC students for both domestic and overseas experiences since then. The Project GO grant is sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Project GO provides scholarship funds to ROTC Cadets who wish to study a critical language during their college career. Scholarships are available for both domestic and study abroad programs. Project GO’s goal is to help ROTC students achieve at least an intermediate level of language proficiency by the time they graduate college.

Students wishing to apply for a Project GO scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Matriculated in an undergraduate degree program located within the United States accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Contracted or non-contracted AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC student on track to commission through ROTC from any university or college in the U.S.
  • Project GO scholarship recipients must be members of the ROTC and remain matriculated in their undergraduate programs for the duration of the scholarship and may not graduate until the scholarship is complete
  • The applicant may not be employed, including unpaid internships, by the U.S. federal government or any foreign government while receiving Project GO funding. 

Eligible for domestic program only: drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve; newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty; Army Green to Gold members

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1025.02, “National Security Education Program (NSEP) and NSEP Service Agreement" states that, "All NSEP award recipients who are government employees or members of the uniformed services at the time of award must confirm that they have resigned from such employment or service before receiving support for their NSEP-funded overseas study. These stipulations apply to all individuals, including employees of a department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government and members of the uniformed services, including members of a Reserve Component of the uniformed services. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) participants who are also members of a Reserve Component must be in an inactive, non-drilling status during the course of their NSEP-funded overseas study."

Not Eligible for Project GO

  • Active duty military (not participating in ROTC)
  • Marines Platoon Leaders Class
  • Navy Seamen to Admiral Program
  • Officer Candidate School
  • JROTC
  • Service academies

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Fully-funded domestic scholarships are available for ROTC students participating in the Summer Language Institute at UNG. 

The Summer Language Institute (SLI) is academically challenging, fun, and thoroughly rewarding. You will earn eight academic credit hours and complete the foreign language required for most bachelor’s degrees (some degrees require one or two additional semesters). The Summer Language Institutes are carefully tailored language programs of study in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, or Russian. Activities are engaging, challenging, and fun with emphasis on learning the language through substantial interaction between students and native-speaking faculty and assistants. In addition to classroom instruction, you will enjoy co-curricular activities in the language. Because of their accelerated and intensive nature, the Summer Institutes are residential programs, and as such, you must live on campus for the duration of the program. Students can not be registered for any other courses and must not have any other commitments outside of the summer language institute. 

Project GO at UNG pays for: Tuition*, fees, course materials, room, and board**.

*Georgia residents/students who are eligible to receive the HOPE scholarship; which is applied to tuition costs, will not be eligible to use Project GO funds to cover tuition costs for the program. In other words, HOPE-eligible students are expected to use the HOPE scholarship to pay for the tuition cost of the program. Students cannot use HOPE and Project GO to pay for tuition costs.

**Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. The scholarship provides a meal plan and shared dorm room. Any purchases a student wants to make outside of this will be the responsibility of the students. All participants are required to live in double occupancy room apartments on the UNG campus.

Students accepted to the program are responsible for a refundable security deposit: $250 which will be refunded at the end of the program.

Apply for the Project GO - Domestic Scholarship - Arabic

Apply for the Project GO - Domestic Scholarship - Chinese

Apply for the Project GO - Domestic Scholarship - Korean 

Apply for the Project GO - Domestic Scholarship - Russian

Apply for the Summer Language Institute

Language-intensive study abroad programs that spend at least eight weeks overseas are eligible for funding. Funding levels may vary from year to year. Please note drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve; newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty; Army Green to Gold members are NOT eligible for study abroad funding.

Project GO at UNG typically pays for: Tuition*, fees, course materials, room, board,** travel to/from overseas program, visa expenses and international insurance. 

Project GO at UNG does not cover: Passport fees, personal expenses, spending money, travel to/from Atlanta airport.

*Georgia residents/students who are eligible to receive the HOPE scholarship; which is applied to tuition costs, will not be eligible to use Project GO funds to cover tuition costs for the program. In other words, HOPE-eligible students are expected to use the HOPE scholarship to pay for the tuition cost of the program. Students cannot use HOPE and Project GO to pay for tuition costs.

**Please note that the room and board support is not intended to be comprehensive of all living costs a program participant may incur. 

Currently, the following programs are eligible for funding:

Arabic

Chinese

Korean

Russian

Application

To apply for Project GO funding students need to complete two applications. One for their study abroad program and one for the scholarship. Please follow the links below for the overseas Project GO scholarship applications:

Project GO Overseas Scholarship Application for Arabic 

Project GO Overseas Scholarship Application for Chinese 

Project GO Overseas Scholarship Application for Korean 

Project GO Overseas Scholarship Application for Russian

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For specific questions and more information please contact:

Ms. Daniela Martinez, Project GO Director

Office: 313 Barnes Hall

Phone: 706-867-2464

E-mail: projectgo@ung.edu

For information on other programs, please visit: http://www.rotcprojectgo.org/

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