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GAAME Scholars Program

Click here to view the GAAME 2021 Weekend Program


Check out our GAAME Student Spotlight, where we highlight the achievements of our
GAAME Scholars and Ambassadors, here

and, meet our GAAME Ambassadors here!


What is GAAME?

GAAME is part of the University System of Georgia’s African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®). AAMI is a project launched in 2002 by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) focusing on the enrollment, retention, and graduation of African-American Males. Utilizing a holistic approach, GAAME supports African-American male students throughout their matriculation at the University of Georgia. This approach includes a transition program, academic support services, leadership development, peer and adult mentoring, grade monitoring, and exposure to a multitude of campus resources. Students interested in the program have several ways to engage: GAAME Weekend, GAAME Scholars, and GAAME Ambassadors.


The University System of Georgia’s (USG) African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®) is a statewide initiative designed to increase the number of African-American males who complete their postsecondary education from any of the USG institutions. Its mission is to provide an integrated program model of academic and social tools that support students around adopting a positive mindset to successfully complete classes, elevate their cumulative GPAs, matriculate through each academic level and graduate. The University of Georgia joined the AAMI project in the 2014 - 2015 academic year with the launch of GAAME. For more information about USG’s AAMI program, please visit their website at the following link: AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE INITIATIVE


GAAME Scholars

The GAAME Scholars program provides additional holistic support to undergraduate African-American male students who are seeking to enhance their undergraduate experience through engaging in activities specifically designed to honor and affirm their identities. Below you will find more information on the program benefits and requirements:

Additionally, interested students are invited to enroll in the UNIV 1203 Starting Strong: Introductory Seminar for [GAAME] Scholars course. This course provides first-year GAAME Scholars opportunities to practice skills regarding motivation, academic, and career exploration; develop academic and professional skills; and, prepare for academic success at UGA. A cohort-based approach, the class builds a sustainable community during students' entry to the University.

GAAME Information


GAAME Scholars Applications are open and we onboard students into the program until it is full. If you are interested in becoming a GAAME Scholar be sure to complete the application and follow-up with a GAAME staff member. The application will take less than 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed at the following link: GAAME SCHOLARS APPLICATION



If you have any questions about the program, contact us at (706) 583-8195 or e-mail