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2022-23 Scholarship Information
Received by Counseling

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Are you interested in a full-ride scholarship or joining the military after high school?


Each year, the state of Georgia awards 42 top-performing high school seniors the University of North Georgia Military Service Scholarship (GMSS). The GMSS is a full four-year scholarship that pays for tuition, fees, books, room, meals, and uniforms. The 42 scholarships are awarded to the top 3 eligible candidates from each state congressional district. If a congressional district does not have 3 eligible applicants, then they are awarded to qualified candidates in other districts.

In order for students to be eligible for the GMSS, they are required to apply for admissions to the University of North Georgia as a cadet, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, and meets all requirements to enlist in the Georgia Army National Guard.  Your students can use the application fee waiver code ungcadet  if they apply through GA Futures.

GMSS Application

UNG Admissions Application

UNG Cadet Scholarships

Go Nighthawks!

Jordan Mund
GMSS & Cadet CLRN Coordinator

Georgia Scholar Program

The 2023 Georgia Scholar Program application window is now open. Georgia public or private high school seniors who meet the eight criterion categories may complete the application, provided they are scheduled to graduate in spring 2023 and obtain signatures from their principal, school counselor, and parent or guardian. The 2023 Georgia Scholar Program application is due by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2023. The criterion and application form are available on our website here.


Applicants should be aware that Georgia Scholar is a recognition-only program. No scholarship funds are associated with this program. Graduating seniors who apply and meet the criterion will receive a seal for their diploma. The criterion is set in state law and exceptions are not possible.

Creative Scholars Program at UGA

The Creative Scholars Program is a two-week residential summer program (July 10 - 24) for highly motivated 8th-10th graders hosted on the UGA campus. Creative Scholars hone in on their passion through our single-course model. Instructors are trained to use research-driven, creative strategies in the classroom, taking an innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-based approach to learning. 

Distinguished Young Women's Scholarship

  • Class of 2023 can apply and participate now, Class of 2024 and 2025 can apply for participation their Junior year

Distinguished Young Women is a unique program that combines the chance to win college scholarships with a program that offers Life Skills training to prepare young women for the world after high school. Each year we make over $1 billion dollars in scholarships available and it costs nothing to enter! The program takes place in all 50 states and Washington DC with some states having local programs as well. Young women participate in either their junior or senior year of high school, so check the web page of your state or local program to make sure you don’t miss out. For more information -

Army National Guard Scholarships

The Army National Guard offers tuition relief and some scholarships as well as options for entering Westpoint. For their information flyer, click here.


Excel Federal Credit Union is continually committed to the financial future of the youth of our community. Each year we proudly award three $1000 scholarships to graduating students who demonstrate strong academic, extracurricular, philanthropic, community dedicated and creative excellence. Our scholarship program and application offers opportunity to graduating seniors who will attend an accredited college in the Fall of 2023 to showcase their achievements.


We make the process easy with a one-minute video submission answering the question, “How will you make an impact on the world?”  The applicants’ video submissions provide additional information for our independent panel of judges to consider in their evaluations, beyond the online application, referrals, etc. To qualify all parts of the application and membership application must be complete and submitted to, no later than  the deadline of  May 25, 2023, at 12:00 p.m..  Previously submitted application videos will not be considered.


Help brighten the pathway for students in our community.  Whether it is your child.  Your grandchild.  A neighbor.  A friend.  Or a friend of a friend.  Help us spread the word and mentor future leaders.


Any questions you may have about the scholarship program can be directed to:

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