Scholarships at UGA


Academic Scholarships

Last year, UGA awarded more than $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.

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

International and F-1 visa applicants can qualify for some of the scholarships below.

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.
  • Annual $11,072 stipend for in-state students (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or annual $18,180 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 Scholarships
  • Annual $5,536 stipend for in-state students (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or annual $9,090 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, 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 $1,500 stipend for Georgia residents

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 automatically be considered
  • Annual $1,500 renewable award (in addition to the Zell Miller/HOPE scholarship) or $1,500 renewable award plus a Regents Waiver of out-of-state fees

Classic City Scholars

UGA is pleased to announce that we will offer two annual scholarships to students graduating from sixth form at a secondary school in Oxford, Oxfordshire and admitted to attend UGA 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 and non-resident tuition and fees 
  • The scholarship will have a minimum value of $18,210 per year. It 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 non-resident tuition and fees increases

Regents Waivers

  • Awarded in conjunction with other UGA academic scholarships, given to 75-100 new non-resident 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

 

Need-Based 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 as possible after January 1 and should list UGA as a recipient. UGA's Title IV School Code is 001598. The FAFSA form is available here

For information regarding the Georgia HOPE scholarship or aid based on financial need, please consult the UGA Office of Student Financial Aid

Please note: Students studying in the U.S. on a F-1 Visa (or similar) are not eligible for federal aid or need-based aid. 


 

Combined Financial Need and Merit-Based Scholarships

 

The Goizueta Foundation Scholarships

*The postmark deadline for Goizeuta applications is March 20th

General Scholarship

  • Demonstrated fluency in both written and spoken Spanish
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Preference will be given to students from state of Georgia
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid
  • $3,000 annual renewable scholarship

Students interested in applying for the Goizueta Scholarship are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon after January 1st as possible and may complete the scholarship application found by logging into the online status check.

Applicants must have been admitted to UGA as either a new first-year or transfer student beginning in the fall and must submit the scholarship application by the deadline of March 20. Interested applicants may submit the Goizueta Scholarship Application prior to receiving and admissions decision.

Shaw-White Family Scholarship

  • Typically 1-2 new student awards
  • Academically competitive students from Northwest Georgia high schools
  • Students who have completed their admissions file by December 15th will automatically be 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) 

Ed Hoard Memorial First Tee Scholarship

  • $2,500 renewable award for eight full-time semester, provided recipient maintains the required criteria
  • Students must admitted as first-year students 
  • Student must be a participant in the First Tee Program
  • Students must have demonstrated financial need, determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid

Click here for the Ed Hoard Memorial First Tee Scholarship form

 

Other Scholarships

 

Black Alumni Scholarship

  • Typically two new student awards
  • Student must exhibit dedication to racial equality through previous experience, initiatives and creativity 
  • $1,500 renewable for three years
  • Application required. 

For more information and an application visit the Office of Institutional Diversity 

Chick-fil-A Bowl Scholarship

  • $1,000 renewable award for eight 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 is 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

Diversity Scholarship

  • Typically two new students awarded 
  • Student must have demonstrated financial need
  • $1,500 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 and enroll full-time, at the University of Georgia for the fall term. The application can be found here. Applicants have no obligation to join or affiliate with SigEp to be eligible for the scholarship.

Helping Hand Scholarship

Theta Chi Fraternity's Helping Hand Scholarship is awarded to the top two incoming freshmen attending the University of Georgia each fall. Theta Chi recognizes men who exemplify leadership in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in their places of worship.

Starting in 2015, the Delta Beta chapter of Theta Chi fraternity will award two scholarships worth $1,500 each. Although the scholarship is sponsored by the parents and alumni of Theta Chi Delta Beta, scholarship winning candidates are in no way obliged to join our fraternity.

To qualify for the Helping Hand Scholarship, incoming students must submit an application by July 4, 2015, and enroll full-time, at the University of Georgia for the fall term. The application is available here and should be either mailed to the address listed on the application or sent via email to jshumard95@gmail.com by midnight of 07/03/15. An interview will take place for selected applicants. 

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 three additional years

Apply here for the Bradley Turner Leadership Scholarship 

Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarships

The Annexstad Family Foundation offers a scholarship opportunity through UGA. 

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

The 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)

The Center for Undergraduate Research 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 $1,000 stipend per semester which may be renewed for a second year.

AT&T Scholars Program

Scholarship opportunity for students who are transferring from a Technical College System of Georgia Institution with an Associate's degree in a specified area. The scholarship is worth $5,000 a year.

More information can be found here

UGA Departmental Scholarships

Reserve Officer Training Corps

UGA 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

UGA'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 impaired 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 a student with a chronic illness)
  • William I. Aynes Award (one time spring award for a pre-law student) 

Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute will award FLAS fellowships to a limited number of undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Quechua at the intermediate level and Portuguese at the intermediate, and advanced levels (2000 level and above). 

  • Up to $10,000 for tuition and fees to study at the intermediate or advanced level of Portuguese or Quechua at the University of Georgia
  • $5,000 as living stipend

Full details available here

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