Graduate School Fellowships

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.

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

George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

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.

Alfred E. Brown Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: This award will not be offered for the 2018-2019 academic year.)

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.

Dianne C. Davison Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The Dianne C. Davison Scholarship was provided on the occasion of her husband’s resignation as the President of the University of Georgia to the University Woman’s Club. The scholarship is awarded by the Graduate School on behalf of the University Woman’s Club.

Mary Erlanger Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

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 supplements a Graduate School or departmental research assistantship with no additional work obligations.

Louis Hoffmaster and Frank Etchberger Graduate Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a scholarship to a first year graduate student(s) who has achieved a GRE score comparable of at least a 1400 SAT on a 1600 scale (or equivalent). Preference will be given to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics. The scholarship is renewable on an annual basis provided that the recipient(s) maintain a minimum 3.6 overall grade point average.

J.W. Fanning Graduate Fellowship Fund

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

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 .

Beverly Hirsh Frank Graduate Fellowship for Women in Science

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of this fellowship is to recruit, support, and encourage exceptional graduate-level study and research in all fields of life and physical sciences with emphasis in interdisciplinary and emerging fields. This fellowship will be used as a “top up” or “add-on” award, with no additional work obligations, to be used to supplement a Graduate School or departmental research assistantship. Current recipients of this award are eligible to be nominated again (competitive renewal).

Goizueta Foundation Graduate Scholars Fund Assistantships

(Nomination deadline: TBD)

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. Additional information about the assistantships and nomination process can be found in this document.

Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

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 student’s employer is required. The scholarship may be renewed up to three years by reapplying, which requires certification of good academic standing.

Mary Lynn Oliver Hunt and Matthew Alan Hunt Graduate Studies (Engineering)

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of the fund is to provide support for an exceptional graduate student(s) in the College of Engineering. The recipient should be of high moral character demonstrated by community service, volunteering, and/or leadership activities. First preference shall be given to entering graduate students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in Engineering. The fellowship can be renewed for two years for a Masters candidate and five years for a Ph.D. candidate.

Mary Lynn Oliver Hunt and Matthew Alan Hunt Graduate Studies (English)

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of the fund is to provide support to an exceptional graduate student(s) in the Department of English. Recipient(s) of the award will be chosen based on merit. The fellowship can be renewed for two years for a Masters candidate and five years for a Ph.D. candidate.

 

Gwinn Henry Nixon Scholarship

(This award will not be available for the 2018-2019 academic year)

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.

Phelps-Stokes Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: TBD)

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. Application should be made to the student’s major department in the university.

Phibro Animal Health Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of the fund is to support top doctoral students in their research related to animal nutrition and health. Recipients will be selected based on academic excellence and the relevance of their research interests to medicated feed additives and animal health in the global marketplace. This scholarship is renewed based on academic standing and performance.

Orlin K. Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship

(Nomination deadline: TBD)

This scholarship has been established for Masters and PhD students enrolled in research-based studies programs in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia.

South Georgia Graduate Fellowship

(Nomination deadline: May 18, 2018)

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for graduate students at UGA who are from South Georgia. Recipients must be a native of South Georgia, enrolled in an advanced degree program in any school, college or unit at UGA, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following counties make up the South Georgia counties for this award:  Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Calhoun, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pierce, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Ware, and Worth.