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The Ramsey Honors Scholarship was created by the trustees of The University of Georgia Foundation in 2000 and is named for the university’s most generous individual benefactor, the late Bernard Ramsey (BS ’37), long-time chairman of the board of Merrill Lynch.

ramsey scholar sponsoring a guide dog in training

Ramsey Scholars are selected through the Foundation Fellows application process. The program welcomed seven new students this year, with a total of 27 Ramsey Scholars now studying on the UGA campus.

In-state Ramsey Scholars receive a $5,450 annual stipend along with the HOPE Scholarship, while out-of-state students receive a $8,840 stipend and an out-of-state tuition waiver, currently worth over $18,000 per year.

This year’s Ramsey Scholars had an average SAT score of 1527 (math+verbal only). Their high school grade point average was a 4.14 on a 4.0 scale (indicating extra points for Advanced Placement classes).

An additional $3,000 is available to each Ramsey Scholar for travel-study.

ramsey scholar studying abroad

Students enjoy Ramsey community events throughout the year, including a fall kick-off dinner, a weekend retreat in the North Georgia mountains, book discussions and dinner seminars with premier faculty (and a linguistically gifted African Grey parrot named Cosmo), kayaking down the Broad River, the Ramsey senior send-off, and the Ramsey graduation banquet.

Dr. Betty Jean Craige, Director, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts“Discussions of Zoya’s Story and Three Cups of Tea with the very bright Ramsey Scholars were highlights of my academic year. I loved the dinners at my house where the dozen of us – in lively conversation – gained insight into Afghanistan and Pakistan through those books.”

ramsey scholars kayaking the broad river

It should come as no surprise that Ramseys are among the most decorated students on the UGA campus. In the past year, Ramsey Scholars were recognized with membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Blue Key, and other honor societies, and students received a host of other prestigious and well-deserved honors, including the Mitchell Scholarship, which was awarded to Betsy Katz for graduate study in Ireland.

fourth-year ramsey scholars on retreat in north georgia mountains

Ramsey Retreat - Class of 2011

fourth-year ramsey scholars on retreat in north georgia mountains

Ramsey Retreat - Class of 2012

fourth-year ramsey scholars on retreat in north georgia mountains

Ramsey Retreat - Class of 2013

fourth-year ramsey scholars on retreat in north georgia mountains

Ramsey Retreat - Class of 2014

 

Ramsey Honors Scholarship

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Scholarships Office
(706) 542-5482
emily9@uga.edu

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