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

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