Student Selection Committee for the Delta Prize for Global Understanding with the 2009 recipient, Mohamed ElBaradei
MathCounts Outreach at UGA
Third-year Fellow Phillip Mote has combined his desire to help others with his love for problem-solving in an impressive way, establishing a MATHCOUNTS team at Georgia to provide extracurricular math instruction and mentoring to middle school students throughout the Athens area. Read more...
Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars have extended a hand of service through participation in the Roosevelt Institute, a national student-run “think tank” located on some 70 college campuses throughout the country, including UGA. Roosevelt@UGA urges collaboration between scholars and faculty mentors in identifying pressing social issues – local, regional, national, or global – going deep into research and creating policy papers that offer potential solutions. Read more...
Profiles of Student Involvement
“Being a Foundation Fellow opened my eyes to the world. With the travel stipend, I studied and compared different international healthcare systems. I was able to start my own 501(c)3 non-profit organization that directly benefits the causes that I worked with firsthand. I have just finished a year of volunteer traveling throughout Africa, Central America, and Southeast and Central Asia working in hospitals, schools, and refugee camps. I am attending medical school now with a clear focus and a network of students and faculty. The Fellowship afforded the opportunity to realize my dreams and take action by opening so many doors throughout my college career. These are doors that I will utilize for the rest of my life."
Contributing to Campus, Local, National, and International Communities
Fellows are involved in meaningful ways in their local community and beyond. On campus, Fellows have provided leadership as president of the Student Government Association, captain of the equestrian team, executive director of University Judiciary, dormitory Resident Assistants, members of the UGA Student Health Advisory Committee, and president of Quiz Bowl. They also contribute to the UGA community as columnists for the Red & Black student newspaper, NCAA athletes, editors of the Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities, and musicians in the UGA Symphony Orchestra.
In the Athens community, Fellows tutor children after school at the Thomas Lay Center and Oasis Católico, fight poverty through ONE Athens, sort canned goods at the Northeast Georgia Food Bank, organize social gatherings for older adults in retirement communities, and coordinate the Athens Focus the Nation symposia.
They have coached the math team at Clarke Central High School, the wrestling team at Clarke Middle School, the cross country team at Athens Academy, and area-wide middle school MathCounts teams (an initiative founded in the Athens community by current Foundation Fellows).
Across the country and around the world, Fellows provide medical care in Latin America and Africa, volunteer on political campaigns, refurbish old computers to increase community access to technology and reduce e-waste in England, teach English in Mexico, distribute food in Peru, teach business skills and entrepreneurism in South Africa, provide web support for the nonprofit Invisible Children United, and promote digital education in Tanzania.