The COAG Scholarship is open to any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States and Georgia citizen graduating by the spring of the year the scholarship is awarded or any student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG Scholarship. You must be seeking an undergraduate degree, not a diploma or certification.
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; submitting a 1,000 word essay; and presenting a COAG scholarship application.
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. Handwritten essays or those in any other format will be disqualified. The essay must have a title page. 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 applicants name. You may reference an office, but names of elected officials must not be used. Any such reference will disqualify the applicant. All essays must be original, factually accurate and must not infringe upon any material protected by copyright.
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. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.