Welcome to the Jere W. Morehead Honors College, the University of Georgia’s newest college, serving outstanding students from across the university.
At the Morehead Honors College, we seek to inspire our undergraduates to expand their academic dreams and provide them the means to do so. We offer the best of two worlds—the personal approach of a small liberal arts college together with the great social and academic benefits of a major research university. Again and again, we see Honors students making their mark, whether it be earning a Rhodes Scholarship, providing key research on infectious diseases, helping draft a piece of congressional legislation, or volunteering in the local schools.
The University of Georgia has a 60-year tradition of Honors education. In May 2021, we became the University of Georgia’s 18th college—the result of a $12 million fundraising campaign by former and current trustees of the University of Georgia Foundation. This campaign named the college after the university’s 22nd president, Jere W. Morehead, who served as director of the Honors Program from 1999-2004. This year, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first class of Foundation Fellows. The Foundation Fellowship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship at UGA.
As Honors students fill the halls each semester, we are excited to serve each of them through course offerings, academic and professional advising, lectures, funding opportunities, and more. With the help of generous private support from alumni, parents, and friends, we can offer our students significant funding for scholarships, study abroad, and other purposes. Programming for students includes Honors internships in Washington, D.C., and New York; domestic experiential learning grants for Honors students to use around the U.S.; and Honors International Scholars Program support for students to study, work, and serve abroad. Undergraduate research opportunities with our finest faculty are supported through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO), and regular book discussions bring faculty and students together on meaningful topics. These are just a few of the many offerings awaiting Honors students at UGA.
It is a joy and a privilege to serve UGA’s finest undergraduate students. Together, we are building a community based on thought, respect, and gratitude for the gift of higher education. I join with UGA faculty and Honors staff in wishing our students, alumni, and friends all the best as we advance together.
Margaret A. “Meg” Amstutz