GMC Cadet Scholarship

GMC Scholarship Opportunities

GMC Cadet Scholarships are further broken down into eight sub-categories and are awarded to help pay for direct educational costs at GMC. The intent of the scholarship is to offset the difference between the cost of tuition, fees, room/board and other financial aid grants or scholarships. The Cadet Scholarships are not intended to create a student refund.  In addition to these GMC internally funded cadet scholarships are also two external cadet scholarships (Army ROTC and State Service). The following sub-categories are eligible for a GMC Cadet Scholarship:

U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship (Early Commissioning Program) GMC is recognized as one of the Four Military Junior Colleges in the nation authorized to commission officers for the United States Army after two years of college through the Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program.

GMC offers qualified cadets selected for an Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Scholarship an institutional scholarship to cover their room and board expenses while at GMC. ECP Cadets must maintain good academic standing and continue to meet all other requirements set forth by the GMC Military Science Department in order to retain this scholarship.  The award amount of this scholarship is up to $1,875 per term.

Army ROTC Scholarships are awarded by U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC) through the GMC Professor of Military Science to qualified students participating in the Early Commissioning Program who desire to become officers in the United State Army. This Scholarship is a 4-Year scholarship that will cover tuition and fees for the 2 years at GMC and tuition and fees or room and Board at follow on school once commissioned at GMC.

The minimum requirements are:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Either a combined 1000 (critical reading and math) SAT Score or 19 ACT composite score.
  • Must have graduated from a regionally accredited high school or have completed the GED.
  • Must meet physical fitness standards including height and weight standards.

Application for this scholarship is through our Military Science Department Recruiting and Operations Officer Mr. Brian Hamilton.  If you have further question about the application process or any other question about this Scholarship, please contact Mr. Brian Hamilton at bhamilto@gmc.edu or 478-387-4931

 

Sponsored Service Academy Prep Program Scholarships

U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) Scholars Program
GMC is an U.S. Coast Guard Academy Preparatory Program college.  Students are selected by the Coast Guard Academy (CGA) for the CGA Scholars Program. Students selected for this program are provided partial scholarship for a year of post-secondary education at GMC.
GMC negotiates each year with the respective academy to determine the amount each year.

U.S. Military Academy (USMA) (West Point) Preparatory Scholars Program
GMC is a West Point Military Academy Preparatory Scholarship Program college. Students are selected to participate in this program by The West Point Association of Graduates for the USMA Scholars Program. Students selected for this program are provided partial scholarships for an additional year of post-secondary education at GMC.
GMC negotiates each year with the respective academy to determine the amount each year.

U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory Scholars Program
GMC is an Air Force Academy Preparatory Scholarship Program college. Students are selected to participate in this program by The Air Force Falcon Foundation for the USAFA Scholars Program. Students selected for this program are provided partial scholarships for an additional year of post-secondary education at GMC.
GMC negotiates each year with the respective academy to determine the amount each year.

U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Preparatory Scholars Program
GMC is an U.S. Naval Academy Preparatory Scholarship Program college. Students are selected to participate in this program by The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation for the USNA Scholars Program. Students selected for this program are provided partial scholarships for an additional year of post-secondary education at GMC.
GMC negotiates each year with the respective academy to determine the amount each year.

If you have further question about the Sponsored Service Academy Program Scholarships, please contact LTC (R) Rob Ramirez at rramirez@gmc.edu or 478-387-7266

Service Prep Program (Self Sponsored Academy Prep Program) Scholarship

The Service Prep Program is designed for students desiring to apply to any of the service academies or students that applied but were not selected by a Service Academy who wish to improve their academic and physical fitness standing for service academy applications/acceptance. 

Service Prep Program Presidential Scholarships:

  • Up to $7,500 for room and board
  • First 2 Terms Guaranteed ($3750)
  • Last 2 Terms based on academic performance.
  • Achieve a term GPA of 3.0 or better while at GMC

Requirement:  Meet Service Prep program acceptance requirements

Apply for the Service Prep Program Scholarship Here

Civic Leader Program Presidential Scholarship

The Civic Leader Presidential Scholarship is designed for students who are not part of any other Cadet program at GMC, who have demonstrated specific desire, aptitude, skills and are interested in participating in one of following Cadet clubs/teams:

  • Drill Team
  • Color Guard
  • Air Rifle (avg score of 280 or better)

Civic Leaders Presidential Program Scholarships: 

  • Up to $7,500 for room and board
  • First 2 Terms Guaranteed ($3750)
  • Last 2 Terms based on academic performance and participation in selected club/team
  • Achieve and maintain a term GPA of 2.5 or better while at GMC

Requirements:

  • 2.5 HS GPA
  • Be selected to be part of one of the following club/teams:
    • Drill Team
    • Color Guard
    • Air Rifle Team

Apply for the Civic Leader Presidential Scholarship Here

State Service Scholarship
The State Service Scholarship program provides full financial assistance to qualified Georgia residents who have an interest in military service as well as a quality college education. The program is funded through the Georgia General Assembly annually and provides for up to 42 new annual scholarships. Applicants must meet all requirements for enlistment into the Georgia Army or Air National Guard and must serve as an enlisted member of the Georgia Army or Air National Guard.   This scholarship cover tuition, fees, room, board, uniforms and provides a stipend for books and supplies.

Scholarship recipients must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 high school GPA
  • Either a combined 800 (critical reading and math) SAT score or 17 ACT composite score.
  • Be a member of either the Georgia Army or Air National Guard
  • Receive nomination for the scholarship by a member of the Georgia General Assembly.
  • Qualify as a resident of the State of Georgia

Recipients must be members of the Corps of Cadets.
Recipients can participate in the GMC U.S. Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP) while attending GMC.

Application for this scholarship is through the GMC Cadet Recruiter MSG (R) Joseph Thomas.  If you have further questions about the application process or any other questions about this Scholarship, please contact MSG (R) Joseph Thomas at jthomas@gmc.edu or 478-387-4947