Edu. ops. for guardsmen, ngcsu, and gmc


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Edu. ops. for guardsmen, ngcsu, and gmc

  1. 1. Educational Guardsmen, their family members, and their employees are eligible Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve, or Post 9/11 GI Bill.Opportunities for for a variety of Federal Education benefits to assist in the pursuit of These funds are in addition to FTA, and can go toward payingGuardsmen higher education objectives. Soldiers of the Georgia Guard for school essentials like books, fees, and housing. The National The National Guard is a military have a variety of resources to pay for Guard Service Cancelable Loanservice with the mission to support higher education. Upon enlistment, Fund may repay up to $1,819 perand defend not only the Constitution all Guardsmen qualify for Federal semester for eligible Guardsmen.of the United States, but also that Tuition Assistance program which HERO scholarships are availableof individual States. Therefore, covers up to 100% of tuition and for those Guardsmen who haveas members of the National mandatory fees (capped at $4,500 deployed to combat zones, or theGuard, Georgia Guardsmen are per year) for accredited courses children of those Guardsmen.also members of the “Reserve at colleges, universities, trade, or These scholarships can cover up toComponents.” Guardsmen may secondary schools. $2,000 per academic year, capped atqualify for numerous federal These funds are paid on a first $8, benefits – some of which come, first served basis, so early For more on educationalare unique to the ARNG while otherz application and a proactive attitude opportunities, visit the Georgiacome as part of being a member is vital. Some Guardsmen are also Guard’s website on the subject:of the Reserve Components team. eligible for VA benefits like the Georgia educating future leaders. Offering more than 50 major areas of study, Partnership Program allows enlisted Georgia Guardsmen to serve asCollege & State North Georgia has many benefits for the 200 Georgia Guardsmen on ROTC cadets while still drilling with their National Guard units.University their campus, starting with awarding 42 Georgia Military scholarships a Members of the program are SMP cadets, and receive extra year to Georgia Army Guardsmen. benefits, like an additional monthly Located in the Blue Ridge This scholarship offers a full- stipend and elevated drill pay.Mountains of Dahlonega, North ride for four years, worth $7,700 Other programs like FederalGeorgia College and State University a semester ($62,000 in all), to Tuition Assistance, VA benefits, andis a four-year institution with more include tuition, fees, books, meals, ROTC grants may also be used atthan 130 years of experience in and housing. The school’s Guard this university. Georgia Air or Army Guardsmen. five schools in the nation to offer theGeorgia This scholarship is a full ride for Military Junior College scholarship. two years, worth nearly $20,000 a 17 of these are given annually atMilitary College year to cover all expenses including GMC. This college also accepts tuition, fees, books, meals, and Federal Tuition Assistance and VA Georgia Military College has housing. benefits.a main campus in Milledgeville, Enlisted Guardsmen mayand satellite campuses in Augusta, participate in the SimultaneousFairburn, Warner Robins, Membership Program as cadetsValdosta, Madison, Sandersville, who serve in the Georgia Guard.and Columbus. Statewide, GMC These cadets receive extra benefitseducates approximately 500 Georgia including an additional monthlyGuardsmen a year. This semi-private stipend and elevated drill pay. Othercommunity junior college offers 30 ROTC benfits and scholarships arestate service scholarships a year to available. GMC is also one of only 2011 Annual Report | 42