Probate Court Judges Announce Scholarship Contest

ATLANTA — The Council of Probate Court Judges is pleased to announce 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 a chance to win scholarships.  This year, the Association will offer 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 must also 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?,” 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, by April 1, 2015.


Probate judges are members of the Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia (COAG), a body whose membership is made up of constitutional officers from each of Georgia’s 159 counties and also includes Tax Commissioners, Superior Court Clerks, and Sheriffs.


For more information, visit or contact Suzanne Cross at 404-377-1364 or