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Constitutional officers offer scholarship
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The Constitutional Officers of Rockdale County, Sheriff Eric J. Levett, Clerk of Courts Ruth A. Wilson, Probate Judge Charles Mays and Tax Commissioner RJ Hadley announced a scholarship contest for Georgia high school seniors and current college undergraduates.

Each year, the Constitutional Officer's Association of Georgia (COAG) offers Georgia students scholarships. This year, COAG will offer three scholarships, one each in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000 and $500. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must graduate high school by the spring of 2014 or be enrolled in an accredited Georgia college or university. Students must also be seeking 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: "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 x 12 envelope to: Suzanne Cross, COAG, P.O. Box 1644, Decatur, GA , 30031. All applications must be postmarked or hand delivered no later than April 1, 2014 or they will be deemed ineligible. A copy of the application can be found at the Rockdale County Clerk of Courts website at For more information, visit or contact Suzanne Cross at 404-377-1364 or