Georgia HERO Scholarship


Jul 17, 2013

About: The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program was created to provide educational grant assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones or the children of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. The grant is to attend an approved school for a maximum of up to four award years in the sum of $2,000.00 per award year. The maximum benefit is for four award years for a total of $8,000.00.
 
Eligibility: The following requirements apply to all categories of HERO Scholarship recipients:
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for admission in an eligible Georgia college or university.
  • Must meet Georgia residency requirements, as defined by GSFC.
  • Must meet U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien requirements, as defined by GSFC.
  • Must be in a matriculated status in an organized undergraduate program of study leading to a college degree, technical diploma, or technical certificate.
  • Must not be obligated to pay a refund on a GSFC or Federal Title IV grant or scholarship.
  • Must not be in default on a GSFC or Federal Title IV student educational loan.
  • Must meet Federal Selective Service registration requirements.
  • Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in accordance with the Federal Title IV standards and practices of the institution.
  • Must be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.
 
In addition to the General Student Eligibility Requirements, a HERO Scholarship recipient must meet all of the specific requirements for one of the three following categories of students:
 
  • Category A: The eligible student must be a member of the Georgia National Guard or be a U.S. Military Reservist who completed at least one qualifying term of service. A qualifying term of service is defined as deployment overseas, on or after February 1, 2003, for active service to a location outside of the United States and its territories designed by the U.S. Department of Defense as a combat zone, for a cumulative period of at least 181 days.
  • Category B: The eligible student must be the biological child, adoptive child, or legal ward of a member of the Georgia National Guard or the U.S. Military Reserves who completed at least one qualifying term of service. The student must have been age 25 or younger during the qualifying term of service. A qualifying term of service is defined as deployment overseas, on or after February 1, 2003, for active service to a location outside of the United States and its territories designed by the U.S. Department of Defense as a combat zone, for a consecutive period of at least 181 days.
  • Category C: The eligible student must be the biological child, adoptive child, or legal ward of a member of the Georgia National Guard or the U.S. Military Reserves who was killed or received 100 percent disability as a result of injures received in an eligible combat zone. The student must have been age 25 or younger during the qualifying term of service. A qualifying term of service is defined as deployment overseas, on or after February 1, 2003, for active service to a location outside of the United States and its territories designed by the U.S. Department of Defense as a combat zone. There are no minimum days of service required for Category C.
  • Category D: Be a surviving spouse of a member of the Georgia National Guard or U.S. Reserves who was killed in a combat zone or died as a result of injuries received in a combat zone. The member must have been deployed outside of the United States for active duty service on or after February 1, 2003 to a location designated as a combat zone. The surviving spouse must file an application for the initial Georgia HERO Scholarship award prior to July 1, 2012 or not later that two calendar years following the death of the member, whichever is later, and no award can be issued later than six calendar years after the initial award was issued.
Required Documentation:
  • Copy of DD214 military record or other acceptable military documentation for the Georgia National Guard member or the U.S. Military Reservist.
  • Copy of the student's birth certificate, adoption document, or legal guardianship document. (Categories B and C only)
  • Copy of death certificate. (Category C and D, if applicable)
  • Copy of military record of injury. (Category C only, if applicable.)

Learn More: https://www.gsfc.org/MAIN/PUBLISHING/PDF/2005/HERO_APP.PDF

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