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University of North Georgia Military Scholarship (UNGMS)


The UNGMS application deadline is February 15, 2021. High School Seniors may still apply for the UNGMS after the deadline. However, qualified and completed applications received after the deadline of February 15, 2021 will be put on the waitlist.

You do not need to be currently enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard to apply for the UNGMS. However, if not currently enlisted, we highly recommend that you contact cadet admissions prior to going to the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). Please contact Mike Ivy at for more information.

The University of North Georgia Military Scholarship is worth $85,000+ 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 1 January 2019, the following cadets will be considered non-deployable for both Continental United States Missions and Missions Outside of the Continental United States:

  • First year ROTC cadets, regardless of contract status, who have successfully completed their first semester and remain enrolled in the ROTC program
  • Second, third and fourth year cadets who are in a valid ROTC contract status
  • Cadets enrolled in the University of North Georgia Military Scholarship Program at UNG


Judge Eric Norris

Judge Eric W. Norris

When Judge Eric W. Norris graduated from Oconee County High School, he earned a Georgia Military Scholarship to attend the University of North Georgia.


  1. Be a legal resident of Georgia.
  2. Receive a nomination from a Georgia Legislator from your congressional district.
  3. Meet the academic requirements and gain acceptance as a regular freshman Cadet at UNG.  
  4. Meet Army National Guard enlistment standards.
  5. Agree to serve as an enlisted member in the Georgia Army National Guard while participating as a Cadet at UNG.
  6. 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.

For more information, review the program regulations (PDF) or email any questions to:


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
Orientation Fee   $130
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 (PDF).

What is the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for UNG?

The Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement for UNG is an overall completion rate of 67% of all institutional and transfer coursework.  For more information, please visit Financial Aid’s website.

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 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  

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

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.

How can I get a nomination from a Georgia Legislator?

Please fill out the Nomination Form and forward to your local Georgia Legislator for completion. Upon completion, your legislator should forward the form to the Office of Cadet Admissions.

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