LTC Brian (BJ) Austin, U.S. Army, Retired

Memorial Scholarship

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In memorial of LTC Brian (BJ) Austin, for his service to our nation and

his love for the Corps of Cadets at the University of North Georgia.

The LTC Brian (BJ) Austin, U.S. Army, Retired Memorial Scholarship was established by his loving family to honor his devotion to the UNG Corps of Cadets. It was here that he met Judy and the organization that changed his life.

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Austin, 69, died after a brave battle with cancer on July 17, 2019. BJ was a graduate of North Georgia College and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1972.  A veteran of 27 years in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence officer, LTC Austin continued to serve his country after retirement as a Department of Army civilian for 15 additional years.

Still serving the Army far past retirement, he was a beloved member of the UNG Corps Advisory Council, the North Georgia Corps of Cadets Association, and the Military Officers Association of America.

BJ Austin was a dedicated, loyal soldier who loved his family and friends, his church family, his Lord and Savior, and his country. 

 This one-time scholarship will be funded by donations made by friends and family received up until the time that the first scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the UNG Commandant of Cadets.

Recipients must be an active participant in good standing with the UNG Corps of Cadets. A preference will be given to Cadets who have either been branched Military Intelligence prior to the award or have indicated this as their goal.


For more information regarding this scholarship, please contact Phil Collins, Corps of Cadets Director of Development, at 706.864.1999 or