The James B. Mason Scholarship at East Georgia State College has been established by Mrs. Emily Mason and family. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman or sophomore student at EGSC Swainsboro with a declared major of criminal justice. The winner will be determined by the EGSC Scholarship committee based on application information and an essay to be written by the student. The essay is to be written from the student’s personal perspective of what is means to serve and protect as a criminal justice professional.
Mr. James Brannon Mason passed away on July 25, 2013 at the age of 91. He led a life of community service and entrepreneurship. He was a decorated Army veteran, Sheriff of Emanuel County for 9 years, named Lawman of the Year, and served as Emanuel County tax commissioner for 20 years. He had leadership roles in many community and professional organizations and was a member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church. Mr. Mason served as Lt. Colonel on two governor’s staffs. He was a private pilot and an integral part of the development and growth in Swainsboro and Emanuel County.
The Mason family has chosen to continue the legacy of Mr. Mason through the establishment of this scholarship. More information and applications may be obtained from Elizabeth Gilmer, Director of External Affairs at EGSC . 478-289-2037 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This scholarship is for current students as well as students entering Fall, 2014. Students must be taking at least 12 hours. Applications are due by August 25 so the scholarship can be awarded this fall term.