The COAG Scholarship is open to any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency dated December 31, 2019 to May 31, 2020) who is a United States and Georgia citizen graduating by the spring of 2020. You must be seeking an undergraduate degree, not a diploma, certification, master's or doctoral degree.
The criteria for the award include: presenting a letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from a school of accredited higher education located within Georgia (four year college, junior college or technical college); providing proof of residency in the State of Georgia (Georgia Driver's License or Georgia issues identification card; submitting a 1,000 word essay; and presenting a COAG scholarship application (may be downloaded from 2020 www.coagonline.org).
A) The 1,000 word essay must be typed or computer generated, double-spaced, Times New Roman twelve point font, on 8 ½ x 11 unlined white paper and in the English language.
B) Handwritten essays or those in any other format will be disqualified.
C) The essay must have a title page.
D) The essay CANNOT contain any reference to the city, town or county where the applicant resides or any reference to the high school attended by the applicant or the applicant's name.
E) You may reference an office, but names and counties of elected officials MUST NOT be used.
F) All essays must be original, factually accurate and must not infringe upon any material protected by copyright.
G) Any such reference or failure to meet all of the above mentioned requirements will disqualify the applicant.
Essay Theme 2020:
Every county in the State of Georgia has elected government officials known as "constitutional officers." County constitutional officers include the clerk of the superior court, judge of probate court, sheriff, and tax commissioner. County constitutional officers are elected for four-year terms and have such powers and duties as provided by general law. In your essay you need to respond based on performing the following: Interview a constitutional officer in your county. Spend some time with them and describe things that they do on a daily basis.
All entries will be reviewed by the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, Inc. Scholarship Committee. The committee members will select the scholarship recipients based on the content of the essay. All essays become the property of COAG. Winners names may be released to the public and news media for promotional purposes. The scholarship will be announced by April 15th and will be payable to the individual winners in-person.
Mail in flat in a 9 x 12 envelope to: COAG Scholarship, COAG, P.O. Box 153, Hull, GA 30646.
Envelope must include: completed application, proof of residency as outlined above, title page, and essay meeting the requirements outlined in the respective sections above.
All applications must be received (not postmarked) by our office no later than March 13, 2020 or they will be deemed ineligible. Applications mailed to any other address will not be forwarded or considered.
Scholarship Application Packet
The packet that you are to submit should include the following items:
1) Scholarship Application Form - 1 original
2) Title Page - 1 original
3) 1,000 Word Essay - 1 original
4) Proof of acceptance from a school of accredited higher education located within Georgia (four-year college, junior college or technical college) - 1 copy
5) Proof of Georgia residency (photocopy of YOUR GA Driver's License or State issued ID Card) - 1 copy