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Scholarships in the Office of Institutional Diversity

Diversity Scholarship

The Office of Institutional Diversity awards need-based (as determined by financial aid) scholarships of $1,500, 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 an underrepresented minority or ethnic group; (4) member of a low income family; (5) reside in a rural or inner-city location; (6) raised in a single parent household.

Application opens May 2018

 

Black Alumni Scholarship

The Black Alumni Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 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 receive special invitations to alumni affairs and multicultural events 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

Application opens May 2018