The University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship was created in 1972 by UGA Foundation trustees to enrich the educational experience of outstanding undergraduates. The Endowed and Named Foundation Fellowships provide an annual scholarship stipend for each Foundation Fellow.

To see which students are supported by which endowment, please refer to the Foundation Fellows Annual Report.


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Bernard Ramsey Fellows
  • Supports 60-70 Fellows
  • A native of Macon, GA, Bernard Ramsey graduated from UGA with a degree in Commerce, then served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After the war, Mr. Ramsey rose through the ranks at Merrill Lynch, becoming Director of the General Services Division, Senior VP, a member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Mr. Ramsey bequeathed $34 million to UGA, $23.4 million of which was designated for the Bernard Ramsey Foundation Fellowship. Bernard Ramsey was UGA’s largest single gift donor who was not a foundation or corporation, and a bronze statue of him sits on a park bench outside Moore Hall, the home of UGA’s Morehead Honors College.
Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Fellows & Stamps Scholars
  • Supports 20 Fellows and four Mid-Term Foundation Fellows
  • Since 2011, the University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship has been a proud partner of the Stamps Scholars Program, which awards multi-year tuition scholarships nationwide with additional enrichment funds for students to use toward their academic and professional development. UGA Stamps Scholars are part of a larger Stamps network of 37 institutions with more than 2,500 current scholars and alumni around the world. The Stamps Scholars Program was founded by E. Roe Stamps IV and his late wife, Penny, in 2006, with the purpose of enabling extraordinary educational experiences for extraordinary students. The program began at their alma maters – the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan, respectively. Since then, the Stamps Scholars community has grown into a national network of visionary colleges and universities that partner with the Stamps Scholars Program to award scholarships that help driven and talented student leaders achieve their education and life goals.
Carlyle Fraser Fellows
  • Supports three Fellows
  • Carlyle Fraser was the founder of Genuine Parts Company in 1928 and a leader of the National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA). After his passing in 1961, Carlyle Fraser’s widow, Isobel Fraser, and his children, specifically Jack C. Fraser and Nancy Fraser Parker (the latter of whom graduated from UGA in 1952), donated cash and stocks to establish a Foundation Fellows fund in his honor.
Philip Alston Fellows
  • Supports two Fellows
  • Philip Henry Alston, Jr. was an Atlanta native and a UGA graduate (Class of 1932) who became a prominent lawyer, practicing alongside his father and uncle, Robert C. and Philip H. Alston, for Alston & Bird of Atlanta, GA. Among other accomplishments, he served as an esteemed member of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. To honor Mr. Alston after his passing in 1988, friends and colleagues established a Foundation Fellows fund in his name.
Eugene Black Fellows
  • Supports two Fellows
  • With deep roots in the Athens community, Eugene Black continued his family’s legacy by graduating from UGA in 1917 and then serving in World War I. Mr. Black became an advertising salesman and reporter for the Atlanta Constitution before taking over as Chase National Bank’s VP and Senior VP of their Investment Portfolio in 1933. From 1947 to 1963, Mr. Black served as President and Chairman of the World Bank. Eugene Black served on the boards of numerous companies, many of which collaborated in funding an endowment to the Foundation Fellowship in his honor.
Vera Milner Fellows
  • Supports two Fellows
  • Vera Milner was an Atlanta school teacher and camp director. A person of great generosity, Ms. Milner was a benefactor of many different organizations including (but not limited to) the Foundation Fellows, YWCA, Brevard Music Center, Atlanta Speech School, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Milner aimed to recognize bright students at UGA in a similar fashion as those receiving awards like the Rhodes Scholarship.
Winship Nunnally Fellows
  • Supports two Fellows
  • A graduate from both UGA and Yale, George Winship Nunnally initially served as the president of the Nunnally Company of Georgia, his family’s candy company. Later, Winship Nunnally became the director of both the Coca-Cola Company and the Trust Company of Georgia. Mr. Nunnally also served as a pilot during World War II. Gifts of cash and stock from Mr. Nunnally and his estate were endowed to the Foundation Fellows program.
Morehead Fellow
  • Supports one Fellow
  • Endowed by UGA Foundation Trustee Joe Frierson in honor of the University of Georgia’s 22nd president, Jere W. Morehead. President Morehead has served UGA since 1986 in both faculty and administrative roles. Before becoming President, he was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2010 to 2013. Prior to 2010, he held several key administrative assignments, including Vice President for Instruction, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Provost and Director of the Honors Program (now the Jere W. Morehead Honors College), and acting Executive Director of Legal Affairs. President Morehead is the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies in the Terry College of Business and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal.
Martha Nunnally Fellow
  • Supports one Fellow
  • Endowed in memory of Martha Nunnally by her parents, H. McKee and Betty Yopp Nunnally, and her brother, McKee Nunnally, Jr.
John White Ramsey Fellow
  • Supports one Fellow
  • The nephew of Bernard Ramsey, John White Ramsey was a UGA Foundation Trustee. In 1993, Bernard Ramsey issued a $4 million challenge to the UGA Foundation: if the trustees could secure $4 million in commitments for the Foundation Fellowship, he would gift an additional $1 million. John White Ramsey rose to the challenge, establishing the John White Ramsey Fellows semester stipend.
Charlotte and Claude Williams Fellow
  • Supports one Fellow
  • Claude Williams, Jr. earned degrees in history and journalism from UGA in 1948. He was a World War II veteran, operated several radio stations, and started the Athens Daily News. Giving back to the university was always important to him. He was a trustee of the UGA Foundation Board from 1993 to 2002, and he and his wife, Charlotte, participated in the 1993-1994 Ramsey Challenge in which Bernard Ramsey issued a $4 million challenge to the UGA Foundation: If the trustees could secure $4 million in commitments for the Foundation Fellowship, Mr. Ramsey would gift an additional $1 million. Charlotte and Claude Williams, Jr. rose to the challenge, establishing the Charlotte and Claude Williams Fellows semester stipend.

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