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Project GO

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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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Domestic Funding

ROTC students participating in the Summer Language Institute (SLI) at UNG may be eligible to apply for the Project GO scholarship.

Apply for Project GO Domestic Scholarship

Note: Applications and deadlines differ depending on student status.

I am an incoming Pre-Freshman Cadet/FROG.

Including spring 2019 cadets and incoming students who have been accepted and plan to attend UNG as an ROTC cadet.

Application Location

Complete an application for SLI, including the portions that are listed as Project GO specific.

PGO Application Dates for Incoming Freshman/FROGs

Application Final Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Award Notification Date: Friday, March 22, 2019
Student Decision Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019

I Am a Current ROTC Cadet at UNG or Another Institution

Application Location

  1. Go to the ROTC Project GO website.
  2. Find the Apply Now button to start an application.
  3. In the program selection portion of the application, select UNG Year 1 and the language you would like to study. You can apply for up to 4 programs at time.

Be sure to send requests for recommendations through the application system before December 7, 2018.

Project GO Application Dates for Current ROTC Students

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Award Notification Date: Friday, March 14, 2019
Student Decision Deadline: Friday, March 22, 2019

What is SLI?

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, Japanese, 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 cannot register for any other courses and must not have any other commitments outside of the Summer Language Institute. 

What Does Project GO Cover for SLI?

Project GO at UNG pays for: Tuition*, fees, books, room and board** (meal plan).

✔ Tuition:  $1,427.20 ($178.40 per semester hour)
✔ Fees: $460 **
✔ Room $618
✔ Meal plan $390
✔ Books $100 to $300 depending on language
✔ Cultural Activities: $100 for cultural activities

Estimated Out of pocket SLI cost for Project GO winners: $100 plus any personal expenses

*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.

Study Abroad Funding

Study Abroad with Project GO

Complete two applications, one for the study abroad program and one for the Project GO scholarship.

Summer Programs

Language Program Application
(click program link to apply)
Project GO Scholarship Application
Arabic Muscat & Ibri, Oman
(Summer - 8 weeks)
Apply for Project GO Scholarship
Russian Russian Studies in Latvia
(Summer - 8 weeks)
Apply for Project GO Scholarship

Project GO Overseas Scholarship Application

Go to the ROTC Project GO website, find the Apply Now button to start an application.

In the program selection portion of the application, select UNG and the language program you would like to study. You can apply for up to 4 programs at time.

Be sure to send requests for recommendations through the application system before December 7, 2018.

Deadline to Request Recommendations:
December 7, 2018
Application Deadline: January 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Award Notification Date: February 13, 2019
Student Decision Date:
February 20, 2019

Semester Programs

Language Study Abroad Program Application Project GO Overseas
Arabic Muscat & Ibri, Oman
(Spring or Fall Semester)
Project GO Arabic Overseas
Chinese R.O.C. Military Academy in Taiwan
(Spring Semester)
Project GO Chinese Overseas

What does Project GO cover for Study Abroad?

Language-intensive study abroad programs that spend at least eight weeks overseas are eligible for funding. Funding levels may vary from year to year. 

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. 

*** Project GO funding can only be applied to Fly America compliant flights.

Special Notes - Project GO Overseas Funding Eligibility

Drilling members of the National Guard or Reserve are not eligible to receive Project GO funding for study abroad. Although, if the National Guard or Reserve member is able to enter Inactive/Non-drilling status for the extent of their study abroad program they may be deemed eligible to apply for Project GO funding.

Newly commissioned officers awaiting active duty and Army Green to Gold members are NOT eligible for Project GO study abroad funding.

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Contact Information

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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