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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 10 new students this year, with a total of 27 Ramsey Scholars now studying on the UGA campus.

The Ramsey Scholarship provides an annual stipend of $5,536 for in-state students (plus the Zell Miller Scholarship, currently worth $8,590 per year) and a $9,090 yearly stipend for out-of-state students (plus an out-of-state tuition waiver, valued at $18,210 per year). First-year Ramseys also receive a housing supplement of $546.

In 2013-2014, incoming 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). The Ramsey Scholars also have impressive extracurricular credentials.

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 weekend retreat in the mountains of North Georgia, book discussions and seminars with premier faculty, kayaking down the Broad River, the Ramsey graduation banquet, and a spring break service trip (past destinations have included Miami, New Orleans, Asheville, and Charleston).

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 Goldwater Scholarship.

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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