Combat Operations Award

How much is the award?  

  • $500 per semester

Who can apply?

  • An Honorably discharged UGA student veteran, active duty, reserve or national guard member who is a graduate or undergraduate in good conduct and good academic standing studying at the Athens Campus.

 Additionally, applicants must be full-time in-residence students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

Though not required, selection preference shall be given in priority order to:

  1. Purple Heart recipients 
  2. Military service within a DoD-defined Theater of Combat Operations
  3. UGA GPA of at least 3.0
  4. UGA Engagement
  5. Financial Need

How to apply?

Applications must include:

  • One-page resume
  • Official DD 214 (please black out your Social Security number)

Who will make the selection decision?

  • The Director/SVRC will convene a selection board, which will review the applications and select a recipient 

When will the money show up and how can the money be used? 

  • The award recipient will find the award monies placed in their student account generally 2-3 weeks after notification of selection
  • The money can be used to fund any component associated with the cost of attendance to include: tuition, fees, books, room, board and miscellaneous expenses 

Who is funding this award?  

  • The Northeast Chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart