David Graves      April 23rd, 2013 in Blog

 Over the
last several weeks the Admissions staff has carefully reviewed all our newly
admitted First Year students to consider them for University of Georgia
academic merit scholarships.  (See the
list and our discussion of merit and need-based aid at our website,
https://admissions.uga.edu/article/scholarships-at-uga.html.)  Virtually all scholarships available through
Admissions have now been awarded, and we have contacted each of the recipients.
At UGA, academic
merit scholarships have become increasingly competitive.  This is
mainly due to the limited funding we have for these awards and the high number
of extremely capable students who now gain University of Georgia admission. 
Nonetheless, we have somewhat increased the total number of these scholarships this
year.  For example, this year we inaugurated the Classic Scholarships
which are offered to academically superior out-of-state first year students.   
At this
point, if you have not received notice that you have an academic merit
scholarship to attend UGA, it is highly unlikely you will receive an offer of
one from us in Admissions.  We are still finalizing a literal handful of specialized
scholarships attached to very specific guidelines set by the generous donors
who provide their funding.  You can see
if you have been awarded a UGA scholarship by checking your online application Status
Also, some
UGA academic departments may also be awarding some scholarships which will not
be reflected in the Status Check.
If you
have been selected for any of our Academic Merit awards, congratulations!  Please be sure to read your offer letter
carefully.  Keep it for your
records.  In this letter you will see what requirements you must maintain
to renew your scholarship each succeeding year and, in general, how much the
scholarship is worth in relation to your overall costs. 
The UGA Office of Student
Financial Aid may also need to send you a revised Award letter if your scholarship
was awarded after their preliminary awards were released. 

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