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First-Year Scholarships


Black Alumni Scholarship

The Black Alumni Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to a first-year student who exhibits dedication to racial equality through previous experience, initiative, and creativity in improving race relations in the community. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years, provided the student maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Scholarship recipients will be stewarded by the Alumni Association and have expectations to:

  • attend (or submit an update to) the UGA Board of Directors meeting annually
  • attend (or submit an update to) the Black Alumni Leadership Council meeting annually
  • participate in special events sponsored by the Alumni Association and UGA Black Alumni, where class schedule permits, throughout the academic year.

The following criteria must be met in order to be considered for the award:

  • Admission to the University of Georgia
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Degree-seeking First year student (Fall Semester)
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and ambition

The Black Alumni Scholarship applications are now closed. Please check back in May 2022.

 

Diversity Scholarship

The Office of Institutional Diversity awards need-based (as determined by financial aid) scholarships of $2,500, to first-year students. These scholarships are sponsored by the UGA Athletic Association to attract exceptional students to our university community.

Diversity Scholarship eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Admission to the University of Georgia
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Degree-seeking First year student (Fall Semester)
  • Demonstrated leadership in community service, extracurricular and/or other activities
  • Consideration will be given to all students who have exhibited dedication to diversity in terms of race, gender, ethnicity, national origin or geographic representation
  • Additionally, students must also satisfy at least two of the following conditions: (1) history of overcoming unique challenges; (2) first generation college student; (3) member of a low income family; (4) reside in a rural or inner-city location; (5) raised in a single parent household.

The Diversity Scholarship applications are now closed. Please check back in May 2022.