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Ash Service Award

Kathryn and Darren Ash established the Ash Service Award to cultivate and support a culture of locally focused community service within the UGA Honors Program. Awards support three Honors students who intern full-time in the summer on behalf of a local service organization, supporting programming that improves local communities.

The three recipients of the Ash Service Award receive a $3,000 stipend to cover their cost of living while interning for a local service organization for approximately 8 weeks full-time in the summer.

Applicants must provide documentation of organizational support and an already established relationship to be considered for the award. To be eligible, you must be an Honors student in good academic standing who, as of the summer, will be a rising second-, third-, or fourth-year student.

Competitive applicants will have already demonstrated a commitment to community service through prior sustained involvement. Upon completing the required service hours, recipients must provide documentation of the hours served and a report detailing the internship.

Download the Ash Service Award application.

Crane Leadership Scholars

nine crane scholars posing on the steps of the honors building

This program is jointly administered by the Honors Program and the Center for Leadership and Service and awards up to 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to third-year Honors students with exemplary leadership records on campus and/or in the local community. The scholarship is renewable in a recipient's fourth year, subject to a 3.7 minimum cumulative GPA. Application forms will be available from the Honors Program at the beginning of the fall term.

If you have any questions regarding the Crane Leadership Scholarship, please contact Elizabeth Hughes at

Application for the Crane Scholarship opens in late July/early August every year, and the deadline falls in mid- to late-August.

Profiles of Former and Current Crane Scholars

Honors International Scholars Program

The Honors International Scholars Program (HISP) supports second- and third-year Honors students engaging in overseas opportunities by providing 30-40 scholarships per year, ranging from $2,500 to $5,000. Students have used HISP funding to participate in traditional university-sponsored study abroad programs, university-to-university exchanges, intensive language-training institutes, internships, and public service projects. HISP awards are merit-based, taking into account GPA, quality of essays, and fit of the program to the student’s academic and professional goals. The amount of each award depends upon program costs, financial need, and funds available. The majority of awards are earmarked for travel to Asia, Latin America, and Africa. A limited number of awards, however, can be granted for travel elsewhere, especially to students traveling abroad for the first time or demonstrating significant financial need. For some awards, preference is given to Terry College majors. 

Applications are available in August and due in early November for travel the following year. Award winners are announced in December.

For further information, contact Maria de Rocher in the Honors Program and see the HISP page.

Download the Honors International Scholars Application.

Mid-Term Foundation Fellows

The Foundation Fellowship is UGA's most prestigious undergraduate scholarship program. It provides a stipend that helps cover the full estimated annual cost of attendance, plus special grants for travel-study and research. Foundation Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of additional enrichment activities, such as seminars with UGA and visiting faculty. Every year, two to four Mid-Term Fellowships are awarded to UGA Honors students who have a minimum 3.85 cumulative GPA and two years of study remaining at UGA. Mid-Term Fellowship applications are available in September and are due in December for the upcoming academic year.

Second-year Honors students may request access to the Mid-Term Foundation Fellowship Application after August 1 by emailing

External Scholarships

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Scholarships Coordinator
Jessica Hunt

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