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Ramsey Scholars in New Seattle

The Ramsey Honors Scholarship was created by the trustees of the University of Georgia Foundation in 2000 and is named for the university’s most generous individual benefactor, the late Bernard Ramsey (BS ’37), long-time chairman of the board of Merrill Lynch.

The program welcomed 14 new students in 2017-2018, bringing the total number of Ramsey Scholars to 34.

The average SAT score for the incoming class was 1538 (math and verbal only), and the average ACT score was 35.1. Their high school grade point average was 4.35 on a 4.0 scale, which indicates extra points for Advanced Placement classes. The Ramsey Scholars also have impressive high school academic and extracurricular credentials.

Ramsey Scholars are selected through the Foundation Fellows application process.

benefits of being a ramsey scholar

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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: $6,160 plus the Zell Miller Scholarship (currently worth $9,552 per year) for in-state students; $10,160 plus an out-of-state tuition waiver (currently worth $18,574 per year) for out-of-state students
  • Housing supplement of $614 for in-state first-year Ramseys and $1,228 for out-of-state first-year Ramseys
  • Four fully funded domestic spring service trips (valued at $4,000)
  • Individual travel-study grant of $3,000 (closely related to students' academic and professional goals, can be combined with semester stipends for study overseas for a full semester or academic year)
  • Special seminars and book discussions with UGA and visiting professors
  • Faculty and peer mentoring
  • Twice-a-year all-scholar retreats

Students enjoy Ramsey community events throughout the year, including a weekend retreat in the mountains of North Georgia, book discussions and seminars with premier faculty, kayaking down the Broad River, the graduation banquet, and a spring break service trip (past destinations include San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Miami, New Orleans, Asheville, and Charleston).

2017 ramsey spring break service trip

Ramseys on Service Trip

Ramseys on Service Trip

Manasa Kadiyala, '19 – “From traveling on a ferry to West Seattle to visiting the very first Starbucks to eating fresh, delicious seafood, spring break offered a variety of adventures that catered to everyone’s interests.

We volunteered at an HIV/AIDS center and a children’s science museum, where we received a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and its day-to-day workings. In our free time, we visited the Space Needle as well as Chinatown and Pike Place Market. Even in the rainy weather, we managed to walk alongside the beaches in West Seattle.

Dr. Meghan Skira was a wonderful faculty advisor who accompanied us on this trip and provided us with an opportunity to discuss the current status of healthcare in the U.S. with economists from the University of Washington.”

Ramsey Honors Scholars
Contact Information

Scholarships Office
Emily Myers,
Program Administrator

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