Press Release


For Immediate Release                                              

Date:  December 9, 2013                                                                                           


County Constitutional Officers Announce Statewide Scholarship Opportunity


Scholarships available for GA High School Seniors and College Undergraduates


The Constitutional Officers of Fulton County - Sheriff [Theodore 'Ted' Jackson], Clerk of Superior Court [Cathelne 'Tina' Robinson], Probate Judge [Pinkie Toomer] and Tax Commissioner [Arthur E. Ferdinand] - are 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.  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 graduate high school by the Spring of 2014 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: "Who are the locally elected constitutional officers and what differentiates them from other county offices?," 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.

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