Fellowships & Scholarships


 

Many degree programs within the University of Georgia offer scholarships & fellowships to students seeking a major within their department. Information regarding these departmental awards may be found by visiting the departmental websites.

Extramural fellowships are those awarded by governmental agencies, private foundations, and corporations. Many extramural fellowships are open to international students. Others, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and some government-sponsored fellowships, are awarded only to U.S. citizens.

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The following Fellowships & Scholarships are managed through the Graduate School. Nominations must come from your graduate coordinator.

George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract and retain students who can meet the high standards of Dr. Boyd, who dedicated his life to education and research. Dr. Boyd was a former dean of the Graduate School. Recipients of this award are expected to have high moral and academic standards and a philosophy of giving back to the community the best they have to offer. They should be interested in the problems of the University and the nation as well as the preservation of mankind and the environment. Recipients of this award are known as Boyd Scholars. Scholarships may be renewed by reapplying. Awards are up to $1800 each ($900/semester).

Alfred E. Brown Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

This scholarship was established by Dr. Annella Brown, one of the first 10 female surgeons in the United States, in memory of her brother. Requirements are exemplary leadership, academic accomplishment and a letter of support from the graduate coordinator (describing leadership qualities of nominated student). In addition, a statement from the student on career goals as well as personal and professional interests is required. Preference is given to students from Laurens County, Georgia. The award is up to $1500 each ($750 per semester).

Diane C. Davison Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The Diane C. Davison Scholarship was provided on the occasion of her husband’s resignation as the President of the University of Georgia to the University Women’s Club. The scholarship is awarded by the Graduate School on behalf of the University Women’s Club in the amount of approximately $1,500.

Mary Erlanger Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

This fellowship encourages exceptional graduate-level study and research in any and all areas related to aspects of aging, including but not limited to, applied social sciences fields of gerontology, geriatrics, mental health, public health, social work, as well as interdisciplinary and emerging fields of study. The fellowship of up to $4,000 supplements a Graduate School or departmental research assistantship with no additional work obligations.

J.W. Fanning Graduate Fellowship Fund

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The purpose of this fellowship is to provide support to student(s) in good standing with excellent leadership qualities and demonstrated financial need. Requirements are exemplary accomplishment, letter of support from the graduate coordinator (describing leadership qualities of nominated student), and financial need demonstrated by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The fellowship may be renewed up to three years by reapplying, which requires a new letter of support from the graduate coordinator and continued financial need demonstrated by FAFSA . Awards are up to $5000 each ($2500/semester).

Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund Assistantships

(Nomination deadline: 5:00 P.M., March 15, 2014)

The Goizueta Foundation, a family foundation in memory of Roberto Goizueta (former CEO of Coca-Cola) is dedicated to Hispanic educational advancement in the state of Georgia. The Goizueta Foundation funds a Center for Hispanic Educational Advancement housed in the College of Education at UGA, as well as graduate assistantships to be awarded to outstanding graduate students dedicated to Hispanic educational improvement in the United States.

Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize outstanding University of Georgia undergraduate students who wish to continue their educational studies by enrolling in a graduate program at UGA. Students are required to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is also given to students who have worked during their undergraduate career to help pay for educational costs; written documentation from the studentís employer is required. The scholarship may be renewed up to three years by reapplying, which requires certification of good academic standing. Awards are up to $4500 each ($2250/semester).

Michael A. Johnson Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

This scholarship was established in memory of Michael A. Johnson, former Assistant Dean of the UGA Graduate School. The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize an outstanding doctoral student from an underrepresented group who has demonstrated excellent leadership qualities. One award of up to $1000 ($500/semester) is available. The award requires that the student be registered full-time (12 hours/semester) for the fall/spring semesters of the year the award is received. The scholarship does not apply to summer semester. The recipient will be selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Gwinn Henry Nixon Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to a graduate of Augusta College pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences or in the School of Law at the University of Georgia. Selection is based on demonstrated academic excellence and character. Need is a consideration, but not required. Recipients of this award shall be known as Gwinn Henry Nixon Scholars. Awards are up to $2000 each ($1000/semester).

Phelps-Stokes Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: TBA)

The holder of this fellowship must pursue studies in one of the following departments: agricultural & applied economics, economics, education, history, political science, public administration & policy, social work, or sociology. The recipient must make a scientific study of the role of blacks in American civilization. The value of this scholarship is $5,000 a year. Application should be made to the student’s major department in the university.

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