Phoenix Patriot Foundation sets up scholarship program for Veterans
The Technical College System of Georgia and the Phoenix Patriot Foundation will be awarding a $1,000 annual scholarship for tuition and books to an honorably discharged post 9/11 veteran who was injured or combat wounded who is enrolled in a Technical College System of Georgia college full-time.
The mission of Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to injured and combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11 enabling them to fully recover, reintegrate, and remain engaged in serving America. They aid each Patriot by developing and implementing an individually-tailored program to ensure independence and lifelong sustainability to enable heroes to return to service within their communities and nation.
The Technical College System of Georgia Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee in coordination with the PPF Foundation, will select, and shall notify, the scholarship recipient. Up to $1,000 annually in installments of $500 or less dependent on need and award amount will be given for tuition and books. Payment will be made directly to the student’s college account.
In order to qualify for the Phoenix Patriot Foundation scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a TCSG college, be an honorably discharged Post 9/11 veteran who was injured or combat wounded, have a GPA of at least 2.0 and have completed at least 12 credit hours of study. Scholarship applicants also must describe in a 500 word or less essay, their goals and objectives with a clear vision of how they will pursue their next passion in life. To be considered, applicants must also agree to allow the Phoenix Patriot Foundation to share your story and attend at least one activity each semester.
The deadline for Spring 2017 is October 31st and the Fall 2018 deadline is June 30th. Applications can be picked up in the South Georgia Technical College Foundation Office on the Americus campus in room 108. The completed application and attached documentation must be mailed to: The Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, Attention: Scholarships, 1800 Century Place, Suite 275, Atlanta, GA 30345.