Foundation Fellowship Part I

The Foundation Fellowship, the university’s premier undergraduate academic scholarship, looks, first and foremost, for students who meet a very high academic threshold.

Beyond that, the program seeks students who are leaders in their schools and communities, who possess special artistic, athletic, and other talents, who demonstrate intense intellectual curiosity about the world around them, and who possess a commitment to share their knowledge and gifts.

Foundation Fellows are part of a community of scholars who stimulate each other’s intellectual and personal development through the exchange of ideas and experiences.

The Foundation Fellowship

The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $12,650 for Georgia residents (in addition to the Zell Miller Scholarship, valued at $9,790 per year, $20,900 for non-residents (plus a Presidential waiver, currently worth $19,040 per year) and $22,900 for international students (plus a Presidential waiver, currently worth $19,040 per year). Additionally, Fellows receive individual travel-study grants ($9,000), spring group travel-study (one domestic and two international trips, valued at $9,900), research and academic conference grants ($1,750), and a post-first-year study abroad program at Oxford University (valued at $8,500).


  • The Foundation Fellowship application is not open to transfer applicants or current undergraduate students
  • Students must have submitted the Early Action First-Year Admission application in order to be considered for the Foundation Fellowship


October 15

Students must have submitted the Early Action First-Year Admission application before being able to start a Foundation Fellowship application.

November 1

The Foundation Fellowship application must be submitted by November 1.

After reviewing all applications, we will invite around 50 finalists to interview during a mandatory Interview Weekend, scheduled for Friday, February 25 and Saturday, February 26, 2022. Please note: due to the format of our finalist interview process, we are unable to offer alternate interview dates.

Learn more about the Foundation Fellowship below!


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