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Freeman Project accepting scholarship applications
Capt. Matthew Freeman - photo by File photo

The Freeman Project is now accepting applications for its annual USMC Capt. Matthew Freeman Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was established to honor the life of Matthew Freeman after he was killed in action on August 7, 2009 in Afghanistan. 

Freeman graduated from Richmond Hill High School with honors in 1998 and went to the United States Naval Academy where he was able to fulfill his life-long dream of becoming a Marine Corps aviator.

A student exhibiting the same high academic standards, leadership, community involvement and dedication to God and country as Matthew will be awarded this scholarship.

Graduating seniors, residing in Bryan County and attending Bryan County High School, Richmond Hill High School, a private high school or an accredited home school program, who meet the application’s criteria are encouraged to apply by March 16, 2023. Completed applications must be submitted/postmarked no later than March 16, 2023 to Memorial Scholarship, c/o Lisa Freeman, 641 Mill Run Rd., Richmond Hill, GA 31324. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Scholarship finalists will be asked to participate in an interview with Freeman Scholarship committee between April 1-3, 2023.

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded on April 30, 2023 and each finalist who are interviewed by the committee will also receive a $500 scholarship. For more information, please contact Lisa Freeman at, (912) 596-3442 or visit

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