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Elected officials have scholarship contest
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The constitutional officers of Long County — Sheriff Craig Nobles, Clerk of Courts Sherry M. Long, Probate Judge Marie Middleton and Tax Commissioner Becky Fowler — recently announced a scholarship contest for 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 is offering 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 high school by the spring of 2015 or be enrolled in an accredited Georgia college or university. Students also must seek a degree in a field related to government/law enforcement, political science, accounting/finance or 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, as well as a copy of a college application or transcript to provide verification of degree field, and the COAG scholarship application. An application may be requested by emailing or by going to the  Long County Courthouse, 459 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.
All completed applications, documentation and essays should be mailed flat in a 9-by-12 envelope to: Suzanne Cross, COAG, P.O. Box 1644, Decatur, GA  30031 by April 1, 2015.
For more information, go to, call 404-377-1364 or email

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