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UGA honored as 2023-2024 top producer of Fulbright students

UGA honored as 2023-2024 top producer of Fulbright students

The University of Georgia’s 11 Fulbright student offers for the 2023-2024 academic year have landed it among the top producing institutions for Fulbright U.S. students. This is the second year in a row—and the sixth time in 12 years—that UGA has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students. Eleven UGA students and recent […]

UGA’s Ashni Patel named a Schwarzman Scholar

UGA’s Ashni Patel named a Schwarzman Scholar

University of Georgia Foundation Fellow Ashni Patel has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholarship, becoming the eighth UGA student to receive this prestigious award. She will join students from around the world as they pursue a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, starting next fall. Schwarzman Scholars are taught […]

UGA’s Mariah Cady named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar

UGA’s Mariah Cady named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar

By Stephanie Schupska, Morehead Honors College University of Georgia student Mariah Cady was one of 32 students nationwide named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar this weekend. UGA is the only school in the SEC and one of only five public universities, in addition to the nation’s service academies, in the U.S. to have a Rhodes recipient […]

UGA junior selected for second cohort of Voyager Scholarship

UGA junior selected for second cohort of Voyager Scholarship

Julianna Russ is one of 100 selected for the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service By Stephanie Schupska, Morehead Honors College Julianna Russ of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, a third-year student at the University of Georgia, is one of 100 college students from across the nation to be selected for the second cohort of the Voyager Scholarship, […]

Rhodes to Success

Rhodes to Success

From Athens to Kazakhstan, UGA’s 2023 Rhodes Scholar achieves at highest academic levels By Erica Techo, UGA Marketing & Communications Natalie Navarrete didn’t know Russian when she came to the University of Georgia. Now, she has studied it around the globe. Navarrete graduated in spring 2023 with several new stamps in her passport, as well […]

UGA named a top-performing institution for Boren Scholarships

UGA named a top-performing institution for Boren Scholarships

Five UGA undergraduates offered Boren Scholarships in 2023 By Stephanie Schupska, Morehead Honors College For the third year in a row, the Boren Awards named the University of Georgia a top-performing institution for Boren Scholarships. With five UGA undergraduates selected as Boren Scholars this spring, UGA is ranked in the top five of institutions nationwide. […]

Georgia Funder: Undergraduate researchers tackle environmental issues around the world

Georgia Funder: Undergraduate researchers tackle environmental issues around the world

    Each April, the University of Georgia celebrates undergraduate research through the CURO Symposium. And each April, the world celebrates Earth Day. Undergraduate researchers at UGA have the opportunity to tackle worldwide problems, including issues having to do with the environment. Below, three CURO students share what they’re doing to make a difference on […]

Two Honors juniors named Goldwater Scholars

Two Honors juniors named Goldwater Scholars

  University of Georgia juniors Audrey Conner and Emilio Ferrara have been named 2023 Barry Goldwater Scholars, earning the highest undergraduate award of its type for the fields of mathematics, engineering and natural sciences. Both are Foundation Fellows and Stamps Scholars in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the Morehead Honors College. Conner, […]

UGA named a top producer of Fulbright students, 2022-2023

UGA named a top producer of Fulbright students, 2022-2023

The University of Georgia has been named a top producer of Fulbright U.S. students, a recognition given by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to the U.S. institutions that received the highest number of Fulbright offers. This marks the fifth time in 11 years that UGA has been named a […]

Honors student among first recipients of LAF Ignite scholarship

Honors student among first recipients of LAF Ignite scholarship

Ezra Lewis of Atlanta, a second-year Honors undergraduate at the University of Georgia, was one of four students selected for the inaugural cohort of the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Ignite program. She joins students from the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Washington and University of Pennsylvania. A multi-year, nationwide program for landscape architecture students […]

UGA sets record with two Marshall Scholars in 2022

UGA sets record with two Marshall Scholars in 2022

  For the first time, two University of Georgia students received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship in the same year. Honors seniors Natalie Moss of Norcross and Lauren Wilkes of New Orleans, Louisiana, will continue their studies in the U.K. next year through the award, which is among the most selective graduate scholarships for Americans. UGA […]

Elise Karinshak selected as a Schwarzman Scholar

Elise Karinshak selected as a Schwarzman Scholar

Elise Karinshak will combine her study of artificial intelligence and digital communication at UGA with a degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, starting next fall. As the University of Georgia’s newest Schwarzman Scholar, she will join students from around the world as they pursue a one-year master’s degree in global affairs. The 151 scholars […]

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 […]

Jere W. Morehead Honors College celebrates official naming

Jere W. Morehead Honors College celebrates official naming

The dedication of the University of Georgia’s Jere W. Morehead Honors College was celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 30, with a ribbon-cutting on the steps of Moore Hall, facing Herty Field. The event was attended by current and emeriti trustees of the UGA Foundation, as well as the acting chancellor, former chancellor and several members of […]

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