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 the graduate coordinator.

Several of the award programs below are being competed March 21 – April 11, 2022. Please contact your graduate coordinator who is responsible for identifying and nominating eligible students and will be able to share additional information.


George Hugh Boyd Memorial Scholarship

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

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 and academic accomplishment. Preference is given to students from Laurens County, Georgia.


Dianne C. Davison Scholarship

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


Mary Erlanger Graduate Fellowship

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.


J.W. Fanning Graduate Fellowship Fund

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.


Orlin Kenyon Fletcher, Jr. Scholarship

Established to provide one or more scholarships for students enrolled in science research studies at the University of Georgia.


Beverly Hirsh Frank Graduate Fellowship for Women in Science

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

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.


Graduate Education Advancement Board Fellowship

The purpose of this fellowship is to recruit, support, and encourage exceptional graduate-level students who will study and conduct research in all fields. Preference is given to doctoral students.


Louise Hoffmaster and Frank R. Etchberger Graduate Scholarship

This fund was established to provide scholarships to first year graduate students who have achieved a GRE score comparable to at least a 1400 SAT on a 1600 scale. Preference is given to a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in mathematics. All other factors equal, recipient(s) will be of American citizenship.


Joel Terry Hunt Graduate Studies Fellowship in Engineering

Established to provide support for exceptional graduate student(s) in the College of Engineering. Recipient(s) should be of high moral character and engaged in community service, volunteering, and/or leadership activities. Recipients are chosen based on merit, and first preference will be given to entering graduate students wishing to pursue an advanced Engineering degree.


Mary Lynn Oliver Hunt and Matthew Alan Hunt Graduate Studies Fellowship in English

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 Master’s candidate and five years for a Ph.D. candidate.


Hamilton Lokey Graduate Scholarship

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.


Gwinn Henry Nixon Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds to a graduate of Augusta University 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.


Osborne Graduate Fellowships for Students in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

The purpose of this fellowship is to support outstanding students who are underrepresented in their fields. The definition of under representation should be discipline-specific and may include such factors as gender, race/ethnicity, military veteran status, disability, or first-generation student status. Awards may be made to master’s or doctoral students in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.


Phelps-Stokes Graduate Fellowship

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 Black or African American individuals in American society.


Phibro Animal Health Graduate Fellowship

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.


South Georgia Graduate Fellowship

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.


UGA Alumni Association Endowed Graduate Scholarship

Established to provide support, based on financial need, to a student enrolling in graduate school for the first time. Applicant must possess demonstrated leadership skills and strong academic accomplishment.


Jane S. and Harry Willson Graduate Fellowship

This fellowship was established to recognize excellence in graduate education.


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