Scholarships At UGA

Fall Students

Academic Scholarships at UGA

Last year, UGA awarded over $7 million in scholarships and awards from University Foundation funds to undergraduate students.  Most academic (merit-based) scholarships for first-year students are awarded during the Admissions process. Approximately 13% of the new first-year students enrolling received an academic scholarship from UGA. First-year students must submit their admissions application to UGA by December 15  to receive priority consideration for scholarships.

For consideration of need-based scholarships listed below or other federal, state or institutional need-based aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after January 1 as they can and list UGA as a recipient.  UGA's Title IV School Code is 001598.  The FAFSA form is available on-line. For additional information regarding the Georgia HOPE scholarship or aid based on financial need, please consult the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid.

Additionally, scholarships available through individual academic departments and schools are typically awarded to upperclassmen, but prospective students should consult the web pages of their intended department and school for information regarding departmental scholarships awarded to incoming students. Some scholarships for first-year students require an additional application. Please consult the following list of scholarships for more information as well as this supplemental list of scholarships.


Foundation Fellowship

  • Typically 18-22 new student awards
  • Minimum academic GPA of 3.8 (unweighted) to apply
  • Minimum 2100 SAT or 31 ACT to apply
  • A record of strong academic achievement and a history of accomplishment and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Applications for the Foundation Fellowship and Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship must be submitted by the November 1st postmark deadline.
  • Annual $10,780 stipend for in-state students (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or annual $17,680 stipend for out-of-state students (in addition to a Regents Out-of-State Tuition Waiver)
     
    Click here to begin the Foundation Fellowship application

Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship

  • Typically 25-30 new student awards
  • Minimum academic GPA of 3.8 (unweighted) to apply
  • Minimum 2100 SAT or 31 ACT to apply
  • A record of strong academic achievement and a history of accomplishment and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Only students who have applied for the Foundation Fellowship will be considered for the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship. All students invited to and who attend the Foundation Fellowship Interview Weekend will be offered Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarships as Foundation Fellowship finalists.
  • Annual $5,450 stipend for in-state students (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or annual $8,840 stipend for out-of-state students (in addition to a Regents Out-of-State Tuition Waiver)

    Click here to begin the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship application

Presidential Scholarship

  • Typically 40-45 new student awards
  • A record of strong academic achievement and a history of accomplishment and leadership in co-curricular activities.
  • $3,000 renewable which can be combined with the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship for Georgia residents and for students who are non-resident, a Regents Waiver of the out-of-state fees will be included.

Classic Scholars

  • Non-Georgia residents may be offered annual, fully-renewable scholarships, providing a waiver of tuition and fees equal to half the differential between in-state and out-of-state costs. This opportunity currently provides a minimum value to each student of $9,105 per year.
  • To be considered in full, complete and submit the Application for Admission as a First-Year Student by December 15. Students must score a minimum of 1950 on the SAT or an ACT Composite of 29 to be eligible for consideration. Awards will be made to out-of-state residents presenting strong academic credentials.

Baldwin Scholarship

  • Typically 90 new student awards
  • Academically superior students from Georgia
  • $2,000 renewable which can be combined with the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship for Georgia residents


George Woodruff Scholarship

  • Typically 2-3 new student awards
  • Students with a strong academic record and who will enroll in the Honors Program will be considered.
  • $2,000 renewable which can be combined with the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship

Dr. Henry King Stanford Scholarship

  • Typically 2-3 new student awards
  • Minimum academic GPA of 3.70 (unweighted)
  • 1400 SAT (on Critical Reading and Math only) or 31 ACT,
  • A record of strong academic achievement and a history of accomplishment and leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Only students who have applied for the Foundation Fellowship and enroll in the Honors Program will be considered for the Henry King Stanford Scholarship. Must not be a recipient of the FF or Ramsey
  • $3,000 renewable which can be combined with the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship for Georgia residents and for students who are non-resident, a Regents Waiver of the out-of-state fees will be included.

Charter Scholarship

  • Typically 225-275 new student awards
  • Outstanding achievement in academics and reflecting other criteria contained in the Philosophy Statement of Admissions. All admitted UGA applicants whose admission files are complete by December 15 will automatically be considered.
  • Annual renewable $1,000 stipend for in-state students (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or annual $1,000 renewable stipend for out-of-state students (in addition to a full or half Regents Waiver of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition)

Georgia Incentive Scholarship

  • Typically 40 new student awards
  • Academically superior students from select non-feeder Georgia public high schools
  • Admitted UGA applicants whose admission files are complete by December 15 will automatically be considered
  • Annual $1,000 stipend (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship)

Harris Scholarship

  • Typically 20-25 new student awards
  • Academically superior students from high schools located in Clarke County, GA
  • Admitted UGA applicants whose admission files are complete by December 15 will automatically be considered
  • Annual $1,000 stipend (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship)

One UGA Scholarship

  • Typically 35-40 new student awards
  • Academically strong students who provide diversity to UGA based on the University's broad definition of diversity
  • Admitted UGA applicants whose admission files are complete by December 15 will be automatically be considered
  • Annual $1500 renewable award (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or $1500 renewable award plus a Regents Waiver of out-of state fees

Classic City Scholars

The University of Georgia (UGA) is pleased to announce that they will offer two annual scholarships to students graduating from sixth form at a secondary school in Oxford, Oxfordshire and admitted to attend the University of Georgia as a new first-year student.

  • Each Classic City Scholar will be awarded a waiver of the tuition and fees equal to the differential of the in-state tuition and fees and the nonresident tuition and fees
  • The scholarship will have a minimum value of $18,210 per year
  • This scholarship is renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) of enrollment or until the student receives their undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first
  • The student must achieve the required academic criteria to renew the scholarship and the value of the scholarship will be modified if the differential between the resident and nonresident tuition and fees increases

Regents Waivers

  • Awarded in conjunction with other UGA academic scholarships, to 75-100 new students annually
  • Waives either one-half or all of the difference between in-state and out-of state tuition
  • Renewable based on the criteria of the academic scholarship to which it is attached

Combined Financial Need and Merit-Based Scholarships

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarships

General Scholarships

  • Demonstrated fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
  • A Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • $3,000 annual renewable scholarship
  • The postmark deadline for Goizueta applications is March 20th

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Typically 15 new student awards
  • Demonstrated fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
  • Strong academic achievement
  • A Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • $4,000 annual renewable scholarship
  • The postmark deadline for Goizueta applications is March 20th

Transfer Scholarships

  • Typically 8-10 new student awards
  • Demonstrated fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
  • A Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • $4,000 annual renewable scholarship
  • Renewable for two and a half years of undergraduate study or five terms
  • The postmark deadline for Goizueta applications is March 20th

Leadership Scholarships

  • Typically 7 new student awards
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Strong academic achievement
  • Demonstrated strength and commitment to leadership
  • A Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • $7,500 annual renewable scholarship
  • The postmark deadline for Goizeuta Applications is March 20th

Click here to begin the Goizueta Foundation Scholarship application


Shaw-White Family Scholarship

  • Typically 1-2 new student awards
  • Academically competitive students from Northwest Georgia high schools
  • Students whose admissions file is complete by December 15th will be automatically considered
  • Students must apply for need-based aid via the FAFSA in January and submit it to UGA
  • Amounts vary and are renewable

UGA Alumni Association Scholarship

  • Typically 1 new student award
  • Academically competitive students must apply for need-based aid via the FAFSA in January and submit to UGA
  • Annual $5,000 renewable stipend (in addition to the HOPE scholarship and other potential need-based aid)

Other Scholarships

Black Alumni Scholarship


Chick-fil-A Bowl Charter Scholarship

  • $1,000 renewable award for 8 full-time semesters provided recipient maintains the required criteria
  • Available for a regularly admitted first-year student who graduates from an Atlanta Public School
  • Preference given to a certified member of the Play It Smart Program in the APS System
  • Students must display strong academic merit as well as leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Click here for the Play It Smart Certification Form

First Tee Scholarship

  • $2,500 renewable award for 8 full-time semesters provided recipient maintains the required criteria
  • Available for a regularly admitted first-year student who graduates from an Atlanta Public School.
  • Preference given to a certified member of the First Tee Program in the APS System
  • Students must display strong academic merit as well as leadership in co-curricular activities
  • Click here for the First Tee Certification Form

Diversity Scholarship

  • Typically two new students awarded
  • Student must have demonstrated financial need
  • $1500 renewable
  • Application required.  For more information and an application visit the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Balanced Man Scholarship

Sigma Phi Epsilon is a fraternity that is dedicated to building balanced men. This year SigEp will be awarding four one-time $1,500 scholarships through the Balanced Man Scholarship. Our goal is to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body, as we believe they are two ideals essential to leading a balanced life. To qualify for the Balanced Man Scholarship, incoming students must submit an application by May 8, 2014, and enroll, full-time, at the University of Georgia for the 2014 fall term. The application can be found at http://sigepgadelta.com/bms/. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.

Bradley Turner Leadership Scholarship

  • Typically one new student award
  • Students who aspire to be student leaders at UGA and have exhibited superior leadership capabilities while in high school
  • Preference given to residents of the Columbus, Georgia area
  • Valued at the estimated cost for in-state tuition, room, board and up to $1,000  and renewable for up to 3 additional years
  • Apply here Bradley Turner Leadership Scholarship.

Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarships 

The Annexstad Family Foundation offers two scholarship opportunities through UGA. The first—the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship Program—is available to those students who were mentored as Little Brothers and Little Sisters. For consideration, students must be enrolling as first year students, have completed the FAFSA with demonstrated need and complete the application from either their local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization or from the Clarke County Mentoring Program-- www.clarkecountymentorprogram.org. The second—the Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarship—is open to all students and recognizes those who have exhibited moral character, grit and intelligence. It is the intention of this scholarship to attract and recognize accomplished leaders, and to make college more accessible for tomorrow’s leaders. This opportunity provides $5,000 per year for five years of study (or $5,000 for three years with a $10,000 award in the fourth).


Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) is a National Science Foundation sponsored program with the mission to increase the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing degrees in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering or Math disciplines (STEM). The University of Georgia is a partner in this program which provides financial support, internships, mentorships and research opportunities for selected undergraduates. Apply here for Peach State LSAMP.

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CURO) offers incoming first year students an opportunity for an intense program in research.  The CURO Honors Scholar program provides research partnerships, faculty mentors and special seminars.  The Apprenticeship provides a $1000 stipend per semester which may be renewed for a second year. 

Reserve Officer Training Corps  The University of Georgia hosts both  Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC units. Students seeking ROTC competitive scholarships should contact the units on campus at their respective links above.


Music Scholarships  The University of Georgia's School of Music awards scholarships based on audition to students majoring in the music programs at UGA.  For information, dates of auditions and applications, please contact the Hodgson School of Music.


Disability Resource Center Scholarships  Students registered with the Disability Resource Center at UGA may be eligible for one of the following scholarships, most of which are awarded to upper-class students.  Click here for the full listing of DRC Scholarship Opportunities.

  • Gregory Charles Johnson Scholarship (returning UGA students and valued at full tuition for a year)
  • Margaret Towson Scholarship (returning visually impiared UGA student and amount varies)
  • Lauren Melissa Kelly Award (one time spring award of $500)
  • Joe Coile Memorial Award (one time spring award of $500 based on service and leadership, in addition to other factors)
  • The Matthew Peddicord Memorial Award One time spring award of $500 to student with a chronic illness)
  • William I. Aynes Award (one time spring award for a pre-law student)

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