Spouses of military service members can apply for a new scholarship established at Georgia Southern University and supported by The Landings Military Family Relief Fund Inc. with an initial gift $20,000.
“It’s unusual to have a scholarship fund established for military spouses,” said Scot Lingrell, vice president for enrollment management at GSU. “I want to thank the folks from The Landings for thinking creatively to help our military-affiliated students and those serving near one of our campuses.”
According to GSU, up to $3,000 is available for each recipient per semester. To qualify, the student must be the spouse of an active duty service member, must have completed one term as a full-time student and must be in good academic standing. Called The Landings Military Spouse Academic Assistance Fund, the scholarship is applicable to any GSU campus in Savannah, Hinesville or Statesboro.
“This is the kind of scholarship that can really make a difference in someone’s life,” stated Bob Longueira, a retired combat veteran of the US Marine Corps and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Landings Military Family Relief Fund in Savannah.