The Dawson County Tax Commissioner’s Office recently announced a scholarship opportunity now open for high school seniors.
The Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia (COAG) 2020 Scholarship is now taking applications until March 13. The scholarship is sponsored by the COAG and is open to any Georgia high school senior, or a GED equivalent dated Dec. 31, 2019 to May 31, 2020.
The COAG will be giving away four $1,000 scholarships to the top applicants based on submitted essays on a local “Constitutional Officer,” such as the clerk of the superior court, judge of probate court, sheriff and tax commissioner.
Applicants are asked to interview one constitutional officer in their county, spend time with them and describe the duties they perform on a daily basis.
According to the application, essays must be 1,000 words, typed and double-spaced. Handwritten essays will not be accepted.
The essays cannot contain any reference to the city, town or county where the applicant resides or any reference to the applicant’s high school or the applicant’s name. The constitutional officer’s office may be referenced, but names and counties of elected officials must not be used.
All entries will be reviewed by the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia Inc. Scholarship Committee.
For more information and to access the COAG 2020 Scholarship application, it can be downloaded at www.coagonline.org.