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About the Foundation Fellowship

Founded in 1972 by the University of Georgia Foundation’s trustees, the Foundation Fellowship is the University’s foremost undergraduate scholarship, placing students in a community of similarly dedicated scholars.

It offers a stipend that approximates the cost of attendance, a post-first-year Maymester study abroad program at Oxford University, individual travel-study grants, spring group travel-study, research and academic conference grants, dinner seminars with some of the University’s best minds, and a mentoring plan that matches Fellows with professors who share their interests.

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Beyond the obvious scholastic benefits, the Fellows program emphasizes fellowship, sharing of resources and ideas, and lifelong friendships.

Peer mentoring (Big and Little Fellows), dinner seminars and book discussions, cultural events, group travel, the Fellows Library in Moore College, and twice-a-year off-campus retreats promote a sense of community among the Fellows.

They quickly find themselves at home on campus within a close-knit group of scholars, and through extensive travel, they extend that experience to include global communities.

From 2000-2020, Ramsey Scholars were selected through the Foundation Fellows application process. In 2021, the Ramsey Honors Scholarship was merged with the Foundation Fellowship.

Ramsey Scholars and Foundation Fellows share the same community programming and participate in the same off-campus retreats; scholarships advising and professional development; alumni networking; and academic, social, and cultural events throughout the year.

Honors, Research, Service, Career Development

Complementing the Foundation Fellows Program is Morehead Honors College. The college provides some 2,500 students with the resources to make the most of their higher education experience – including 300 Honors classes a year with an average class size of 17 students, expert advice from Honors and faculty advisors, independent research opportunities, mentoring, internships, lunchbox lectures and book discussions with faculty, and the Myers Hall residential community. Honors students may participate in graduate courses and pursue a curriculum leading to combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees in only four years.

Through the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO), students work with faculty on projects that allow them to reach beyond classroom learning and give them important research-related experience to demonstrate their passion to admissions staff at graduate or professional schools. Undergraduate research opportunities abound across the curriculum, from laboratory and social sciences to humanities and fine arts.

The Morehead Honors College affords numerous opportunities for local, national, and global civic engagement and career development – including internship placements in Washington, New York, and Savannah; the Corsair Society, which mentors undergraduates pursuing banking and finance and management consulting careers; the Atlas Business Society; MATHCOUNTS Outreach at UGA; PromoteAfrica; Association of Women in Science; and the Thomas Lay After-School Mentoring Program.

Among the on-campus benefits provided to Fellows is access to Honors staff members, including the Major Scholarships Director, who provides important counsel for a variety of pursuits – including drafting personal statements, resumes, and cover letters for job, scholarship, and postgraduate study applications.

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Emily Shirley,
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