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POSTED: December 16, 2013 10:00 p.m.

The constitutional officers of Bryan County — Sheriff Clyde Smith, Clerk of Courts Becky Crowe, Probate Judge Sam Davis and Tax Commissioner Carrol Ann Coleman — have announced 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 scholarship opportunity. This year, the group is offering three scholarships, one each in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500.
To be eligible, students must graduate high school by spring 2014 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, students must submit a typed 1,000-word essay that answers the question: “Who are the locally elected constitutional officers, and what differentiates them from other county offices?”
They must also 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 9-by-12 envelope to: Suzanne Cross, COAG, P.O. Box 1644, Decatur, GA 30031.
For more information, go to www.coag.com, call Suzanne Cross at 404-377-1364 or email coagoffice@bellsouth.net.

 

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