Georgia Leadership and Service Admission Act Passes Senate

ATLANTA (March 7, 2013) – The Senate passed Senate Bill 241 today by a vote of 52 to 0. Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Smyrna) sponsored the bill, which would create the Georgia Leadership and Service Admissions Act. Under this act, members of the General Assembly, as well as the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, will choose an aspiring applicant to one of Georgia’s ROTC programs as a candidate for admission; a process similar to the federal system of nominating candidates to U.S. service academies. The main purpose of Senate Bill 241 is to encourage qualified Georgians for the service and leadership training that ensues from military training and education.

“I am pleased by today’s passage of Senate Bill 241,” said Sen. Hill. “As a West Point graduate, I know how valuable military training and education is both to students personally and to the future leadership of our nation’s armed services. The Georgia Leadership and Service Admissions Act will offer another opportunity for our state’s brightest students—and future service men and women—to obtain a college education.”

Eligibility requirements include meeting the median GPA and entrance exam scores for the preceding year’s freshman class at the institution the student wants to attend. Additionally, students must meet the Zell Miller scholarship requirements.

Senate Bill 241 will now travel to the House of Representatives.

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist