GMC Cadet Scholarship

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 Scholarship is 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:

Early Commissioning Program Scholarship  
GMC is recognized as one of the five 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. Qualified cadets selected for and who complete the Early Commissioning Program (ECP) contract process are awarded an institutional scholarship. 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 $2,350.00 per term.

West Point Military Academy Preparatory Scholars Program
GMC is a West Point Military Academy Preparatory Scholarship Program college (WPPSP). Students are selected to participate in this program by The West Point Association of Graduates. 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.

Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program
GMC enrolls students 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.

Presidential Cadet Scholarship (Civic Leader)
Cadets applying for this scholarship must meet the following requirements:
• Minimum 2.5 high school GPA
• Either a 850 SAT or 18 ACT
• Letter of recommendation from his/her JROTC instructor
• Must maintain a 2.5 GPA while attending GMC
• Participate in one activity while attending GMC
The award amount of this scholarship is up to $2000.00 per term.

Battalion Commander Scholarship (Civic Leader)
Cadets applying for this scholarship must meet the following requirements:
• Minimum 2.7 high school GPA
• Either a 920 SAT or 19 ACT
• Letter of recommendation from his/her JROTC instructor
• Must have served at least one term as the Senior Ranking Cadet at a high school.
The award amount of this scholarship is up to $2000.00 per term.

Senior Military Instructor Scholarship (Civic Leader)
Cadets applying for this scholarship must meet the following requirements:
• Minimum 2.7 high school GPA
• Either a 920 SAT or 19 ACT
• Letter of recommendation from a school administrator
The award amount of this scholarship is up to $2000.00 per term

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. Scholarship recipients are required to become members of either the Army or Air National Guard and must be nominated for the scholarship by a member of the Georgia General Assembly. These scholarships cover tuition, fees, room, board, uniforms and provide a stipend for books and supplies.
Minimum requirements are
• A cumulative 2.5 high school GPA.
• Either a combined 800 (critical reading and math) SAT score or 17 ACT  composite score.
• Meet all requirements for enlistment into the Georgia National Guard and must serve as an enlisted member of the Georgia National Guard
• Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at GMC to retain the scholarship
• Recipients must be members of the Corps of Cadets and participate in Army  ROTC while attending GMC.

Army ROTC Scholarships
Army ROTC Scholarships are awarded by Army ROTC Cadet Command 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.
The minimum requirements are:
• A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
• Either a combined 920(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 standards including height and weight standards