Blazer Books

Spring 2015 Blazer Book Award Winners

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Dr. McKinney presents the Blazer Book Awards to the recipients at the March 17th COSA meeting: pictured left to right - Jennifer Betts Barfield, Amanda Whitford, and Morgan Hanna.


  • Amount and number of awards will be contingent upon the status of the Blazer Books account at the time of the event.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full time benefits-eligible employees enrolled in the Tuition Assistance Program.
  • Grade-point average of 2.5
  • Community Involvement
  • Members of the COSA Blazer Books Committee are not eligible

Selection Criteria and Process:

The criteria for selecting award recipients are academic achievement, motivation, and community service. Past award recipients are eligible to apply. (One award per year)

Date for submission of application forms with supplemental materials for spring 2015 is TBA.

This information is used for statistical purposes only and in no way has a bearing on the selection. 

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Please write a personal statement that addresses topics below.

  • What are your educational and career goals? What personal characteristics will help you achieve these goals?
  • Describe a specific experience or situation that has influenced your outlook or goals in life.
  • How are you involved in the Valdosta community? If you are active in the community, why are you involved? Describe how community involvement has affected you.