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University of North Georgia Military Scholarship Application Instructions

Apply for admission to the University of North Georgia as a Cadet.

You must submit all supporting admissions documents and be accepted as a regular, new freshman Cadet prior to 1 February.

Complete the online application questions and upload all supporting documents prior to the deadline.

All UNGMS applicants are personally responsible for uploading the following documents to their online application. 

  • Georgia Legislator Nomination
  • Letter of Recommendation from a High School Official
  • Full Length Photograph
  • High School Transcript with cumulative GPA listed
  • Photocopy of valid Georgia Driver’s License, state-issued ID card, or both sides of Permanent Resident card
  • One-page essay on "why you would be a great candidate for the UNGMS scholarship"

Additional information for submitting the documents listed above can be found on the Online UNGMS Application webpage. Please email with any questions or concerns.

Wait to be contacted by email to schedule your interview with CPT Jordan Gomolak once you have been accepted for admission to UNG as a regular freshman and have completed your online UNGMS application.

Interviews will be conducted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Cadet Admissions Conference Room, located on the third floor of the Chestatee Building. For directions, please access the Dahlonega Campus map.

After your individual interview has been conducted, you will be introduced to the UNG On-Campus National Guard Recruiter, SSG Jeffery Ralston.

Interview Dress Attire: It is highly recommended that UNGMS applicants dress business professional or in uniform, if applicable.

If you would like to also receive a Cadet Admissions Briefing and Campus Tour on the day of your interview, please contact to make arrangements.

Qualified UNGMS applicants must initiate the enlistment process with UNG’s on-campus counselor, SSG Jeffery Ralston for situational awareness. SSG Ralston will provide general information about enlisting into the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG). You may contact him at or call 678-409-7975.

UNGMS Board Members will score each applicant based off of established criteria and establish the UNGMS Order of Merit List. The top 42 eligible candidates will be selected and the remaining applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

April 15: All 42 scholarships will be awarded to the most eligible UNGMS applicants no later than this deadline. Official award packets will be sent by post mail to the selected recipients. 

  • The remaining eligible UNGMS applicants will be waitlisted in order of merit for any dropped scholarships from the original 42 selected recipients.

May 1: UNGMS agreement forms must be received by Cadet Admissions no later than this date. Please make a copy of the agreement letter for your records and to upload to your online UNGMS record. Please mail the original, signed agreement letter once you have uploaded the PDF version online.

  • UNGMS recipients must start the enlistment process once accepting the scholarship in order to be sworn into the Georgia Army National Guard prior to the August 1 deadline.
  • Please contact UNG’s on-campus guard counselor, SSG Jeffery Ralston, for assistance in joining the Georgia Army National Guard (

Scholarship recipients must go to Military Enlistment Processing Station (MEPS) and complete the enlistment process by July 1.  You must notify of your swear-in date and of any issues that may prevent you from being able to enlist once you attend MEPS.

  • UNGMS awardees will be expected to enroll at UNG in the fall and attend training that following spring and summer semester. Do not select an MOS that will extend past the start date of the following fall semester.
  • Awardees must email with their official training dates once scheduled and no later than July 1.

Note:  UNGMS awardees must attend UNG at least one semester of the academic year awarded the scholarship. Awardees who schedule military training that conflicts with this requirement are subject to lose their award. 

Ensure that you complete all steps in the Cadet Admissions Manual (CAM).

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