Archive for 2022

Natalie Navarrete named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar

Natalie Navarrete named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar

University of Georgia student Natalie Navarrete was named a 2023 Rhodes Scholar on Nov. 12, joining recipients from 64 countries around the world. The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world. The 2023 Rhodes Scholars will begin their various courses of study as graduate students at the University […]

UGA junior among first recipients of Voyager Scholarship

UGA junior among first recipients of Voyager Scholarship

Leah Whitmoyer of Tucker, Georgia, a third-year student at the University of Georgia, is one of 100 college students from across the nation to be selected for the inaugural cohort of the Voyager Scholarship, the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service. Established in 2021 by the Obama Foundation and Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, the Voyager […]

Honors College to hold faculty listening sessions

Honors College to hold faculty listening sessions

The Jere W. Morehead Honors College invites faculty from across the University of Georgia—including areas outside of Athens—to attend one of three faculty listening sessions with Dean Meg Amstutz. These listening sessions are designed to gather faculty feedback and input as Honors continues its development as the university’s 18th college. Two of the faculty listening […]

Amstutz named dean of the Morehead Honors College

Amstutz named dean of the Morehead Honors College

Margaret A. “Meg” Amstutz, an experienced higher education administrator known for guiding significant University of Georgia initiatives, has been named dean of the Jere W. Morehead Honors College, effective August 1. Since February, Amstutz has led the Morehead Honors College in an interim role, overseeing the operations of the college as well as the campus-wide […]

Boren Awards names UGA a top-performing institution

Boren Awards names UGA a top-performing institution

With a record number of eight undergraduates selected as Boren Scholars this spring, the University of Georgia ranks third in the nation on the list of top-performing institutions for Boren Scholarships for 2022. These students will receive funding to study critical languages abroad in exchange for a year of federal service. UGA has had 89 […]

UGA’s Tejas Reddy named 2022 Udall Scholar

UGA’s Tejas Reddy named 2022 Udall Scholar

Tejas Reddy’s focus on coastal ecosystems has earned him a 2022 Udall Scholarship. The University of Georgia undergraduate is one of 55 students across the nation being recognized for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to the environment. A third-year Honors student from Rome, Georgia, Reddy is majoring in ecology in the Odum […]

Student plans to change the world one policy at a time

Student plans to change the world one policy at a time

Mennah Abdelwahab grew up in Bogart where she was one of the few Arab Americans in town. Her parents were raised in Egypt and her family is Muslim. She said that this, combined with growing up in a working-class family, gave her a unique perspective and made her want to help others and get involved […]

UGA’s Elise Karinshak named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

UGA’s Elise Karinshak named 2022 Goldwater Scholar

University of Georgia Honors student Elise Karinshak is among 417 undergraduates across the nation to be recognized as 2022 Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences. Karinshak, from Lawrenceville, is a third-year Foundation Fellow majoring in data science in the Franklin […]

R. Philip Bouchard: Oregon trailblazer, creating the classic 80s version of The Oregon Trail

R. Philip Bouchard: Oregon trailblazer, creating the classic 80s version of The Oregon Trail

If you played games on your grade school’s computer in the late ’80s and early ’90s, if you’ve ever traversed a river in an ox-drawn wagon, or if your avatar has ever died of dysentery, then there’s a good chance you’ve come across the work of R. Philip Bouchard. Bouchard BS ’76 is a lifelong […]

Foundation Fellow leads the way in research and policy

Foundation Fellow leads the way in research and policy

Priyanka Parikh wants to reimagine health care. The University of Georgia student is inspired, in part, by her work as national student coordinator for The Period Education Project, a physician-led organization that works to improve access to menstrual health education. “This is health care the way it should be done,” she said, explaining that one […]

An interest in AI led Nathan Safir to a job at Google

An interest in AI led Nathan Safir to a job at Google

As Nathan Safir was finishing up his master’s in artificial intelligence at the University of Georgia, he had a big decision to make: Did he want to accept the Marshall Scholarship to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science in England or accept an offer to start work at Google this summer? Safir, a Foundation Fellow, […]

Claire Bunn named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Claire Bunn named Gates Cambridge Scholar

University of Georgia senior Claire Bunn of Marion, Arkansas, will continue her studies in lung biology this fall as one of 23 Americans selected for the 2022 class of Gates Cambridge Scholars. The scholarship fully funds postgraduate study and research in any subject at the University of Cambridge in England. Bunn is UGA’s ninth Gates […]

Upcoming Honors Events

Welcome to the Morehead Honors College! Whether you are a current Honors student, a high schooler or parent looking for more information, or an Honors alum, we have events scheduled just for you.

Our calendar includes upcoming information sessions, external scholarship application deadlines, lunchbox lectures, book discussions, important semester dates, and events for our alumni and friends, among other items.

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