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  • Participation in a community of scholars who stimulate each other’s intellectual and personal development through the exchange of ideas and experiences 
  • Annual stipend for in-state students: $12,300 plus the Zell Miller Scholarship (worth $9,552 per year)
  • Annual stipend for out-of-state students: $20,300 plus an out-of-state tuition waiver (worth $18,574 per year)
  • Housing supplement of $614 for in-state first-year Fellows and $1,228 for out-of-state first-year Fellows
  • Three fully funded spring travel-study programs (first through third years, valued at $9,900). In recent years, Fellows have traveled to Bali, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Morocco, South Korea, Tanzania, and Vietnam
  • One fully funded summer study abroad program to Oxford University immediately following the first year (valued at $8,500)
  • Individual travel-study grants up to a cumulative total of $9,000 (related to students’ academic and professional goals, can be combined with semester stipends for travel-study for semester or academic year)
  • Research and academic conference grants up to a cumulative total of $1,750
  • Special seminars and book discussions with UGA and visiting professors
  • Faculty, peer, and alumni mentoring
  • Twice-a-year all-Fellows off-campus retreats


  • Maintain a minimum 3.50 cumulative UGA undergraduate GPA
  • Take a minimum 12 hours per semester (except summer)
  • Remain in good standing in the Honors Program
  • Complete an Honors thesis or other capstone requirement for graduation with High or Highest Honors
  • Attend key Foundation Fellows events
  • Submit reports on travel-study programs
  • Graduate in four years
  • Contribute to the campus and/or local community
  • Value the Fellowship and the opportunities it affords
  • Use those opportunities wisely to advance academic and professional goals
  • Exhibit the highest standards of personal behavior
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Foundation Fellows Office
Emily Shirley,
Program Administrator

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