By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Gwinnett County Constitutional Officers Announce Statewide Scholarship Opportunity

Scholarships available for Georgia high school seniors and college undergraduates

(Lawrenceville, Ga.) – The Constitutional Officers of Gwinnett County, Sheriff Butch Conway, Clerk of Courts Richard Alexander, Probate Judge Christopher Ballar and Tax Commissioner Richard Steele, in partnership with the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia, are pleased to announce a scholarship contest for Georgia high school seniors and current college undergraduates.

Each year, the Constitutional Officer’s Association of Georgia offers Georgia students a chance to win scholarships. This year, the association will offer three scholarships, one each in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. To be eligible for this year’s scholarship, students must be residents of Georgia, graduate from high school by the spring of 2015, or be enrolled in an accredited Georgia college or university. Students must also seek a degree in a field related to government/law enforcement, political science, accounting, finance, business or pre-law.

To apply, applicants must submit a typed, 1,000-word essay that answers the question “How can the local governing authority and the four local constitutional officers in your county partner together to provide a more efficient and cost-effective government?” and provide a letter of acceptance or enrollment from an institution of higher education, a copy of a college application or transcript to provide verification of degree field, and the COAG scholarship application. 

All completed applications, documentation and completed essays should be mailed flat in a 9x12 envelope to Suzanne Cross, COAG, P.O. Box 1644, Decatur, Ga , 30031, by April 1, 2015.

For more information, visit http://www.coag.info/ or contact Suzanne Cross at (404) 377-1364 or coagoffice@bellsouth.net.