Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Phil Jones Fishing Scholarship....

Phil served four years as a Navy Corpsmen from 1968 to 1972 during the Vietnam War on board the Aircraft Carrier, the America. After his honorable service in the Navy, Phil returned home to Georgia where he successfully completed the first paramedic program at Dekalb Community College and went on to work at Grady Memorial Hospital as a Paramedic and Supervisor for the ambulance department. After his ten-year employment at Grady Memorial, Phil then went on to work for the City of East Point in the 911/Communications Department, eventually becoming the Director of Communications, retiring in 2005. After a brief period of retirement, he found he was not ready for retirement and worked with the Cobb County Government Public Safety Department as a Crime Analyst until his second retirement in 2015. He was known as an avid Georgia Bulldog football fan and enjoyed photography, fishing and collecting vintage cars and trains. Phil passed away on September 3, 2018, leaving behind a wife of 37 years, 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

This $500.00 scholarship is available to any student who is a member of their university fishing team in the state of Georgia. To apply, please email an essay, along with proof of current enrollment in classes and your most recent pay stub (without divulging secure information) to and

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