Georgia Southern establishes Senator Jack Hill Memorial Scholarship

Davis Cobb, Correspondent

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University has established a new scholarship in partnership with the family of Jack Hill, a former Georgia senator and GS alumnus, to honor him after his death in April.

Graduating from the Parker College of Business and serving as a senator since 1990, Hill worked to provide reform in a number of fields, including sponsoring legislation to create a five percent fine surcharge to fund local victims’ assistance programs statewide, promoting state parks in the 4th Senate District, supporting state public libraries and providing state matching funds for starting or renovating libraries.

The scholarship, which will be available to incoming freshmen from the Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel, Evens, Screven and Tattnall counties—the same counties Hill represented in the Senate—will provide these students with $1,500 a year.

Eligible students may apply for the scholarship through the GS scholarship application portal, after which their applications will be examined by a committee from the office of admissions and the Georgia Southern University Foundation.

The Senator Jack Hill Memorial Scholarship will be made available to students in Fall 2021, but the Georgia Southern Alumni Association is currently accepting donations for the scholarship. Those interested in making a donation can visit the donation page here.