Justin Williams Relief Grant
The Justin Williams Relief Grant was implemented Spring Semester 2017 to assist any Veteran, Active Military, or Dependent student who has demonstrated a need for temporary financial assistance. The goal of these Grants is to assist our Military-Connected Students, that are facing these financial challenges, to stay in school and ultimately graduate with their degree.
This Grant was named after Justin Williams to honor his incredible dedication to our Military, Veterans, and their family members. Justin was instrumental in the establishment of the Georgia Southern University Student Veterans Association and the Military and Veteran Student Center. Justin worked selflessly for the Military-Connected Students of Georgia Southern University and set an excellent example of what it means to be a Georgia Southern Eagle. In his time at Georgia Southern University, Justin served as both the Graduate Assistant of the MVSC as well as the Director of Military Affairs.
Justin is a Native of Cordele Georgia. He joined the Active Army after graduation from Crisp County High School and completed Logistics Advanced Individual Training in 2006. In 2007, he was assigned to Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion 173rd Brigade Combat Team. He served as the Assistant Transportation Coordinator in the S4 during deployment to Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Upon completion of his tour in Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, where he would serve in both Headquarters Company as the Assistant Battalion S4 NCOIC, and as Delta Company 2nd 504th Supply Sergeant in Ramadi Iraq. He served in the Army for six years and achieved the Rank of Sergeant. Justin completed his service in November of 2012 and began his studies at Georgia Southern in the Fall of 2013. Justin served as the President of Pi Sigma Alpha, Student Government Senator for the College of Graduate Studies and was a two term President of the Student Veterans Association at Georgia Southern.
His awards and decorations include, the Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with service star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with Service star), the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon. His civilian education includes an Associate of Arts from Fayetteville Technical Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia Southern University.
Please fill out the below application and turn into one of the staff of the Military and Veteran Student Center. Additional instructions are attached to the application.
Last updated: 10/6/2017