About Our Grants
A primary focus of the UGA Parents Leadership Council is to support the Parents Leadership Grants Program. Donations are used to provide financial assistance to fund scholarships, support critical undergraduate student needs, and assist registered student organizations for projects and programs which enhance the quality of life for undergraduates.
Parents & Families Featured Grants:
Needs Based Scholarship Endowment
The University of Georgia is fortunate that for most Georgia residents, the low cost of tuition is partially offset by the HOPE scholarship. But for students who have substantial need, other than the HOPE scholarship and Federal Pell Grant, there are few institutional resources available to assist them with the cost of attending school. Providing additional funds for the neediest of students will help the University to provide access to the educational opportunities available at UGA.
CAPS UGA Parents & Families Assoc. Financial Assistance Program
The University Health Center’s Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) has received a Parents and Families grant to help defray the costs of individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric services, psychological testing and nutritional counseling for UGA students in financial need. These funds are used to enhance the program’s services through the development of online mental health education and interventions. By providing more services in-person and online, the Health Center is increasing the likelihood that students will remain in school and succeed at UGA.
Providing the Motivational Atmosphere and Tools Necessary to Engage Tutoring Effectiveness for UGA Students
The Division of Academic Enhancement (DAE) provides UGA students with a wide range of services to support their academic efforts. The DAE Tutorial Program serves a wide range of UGA undergraduate student and offers free tutoring for over 25 academic subjects (and 80 UGA courses). Thirty-nine peer tutors, UGA undergraduate and graduate students, are currently working in the program, which is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), an international organization that certifies collegiate tutorial programs. The Parents and Families grant will provide complementary funding to continue an annual best tutor recognition program, fund a tutor appreciation event for three semesters, replace old equipment, and purchase new program equipment. This will help to ensure that top-notch free academic support is available to all UGA undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Career Exploration Courses
The Department of Counseling & Human Development Services in the College of Education offers two courses for undergraduate students in collaboration with The Division of Student Affairs & the UGA Career Center. ECHD 2050: Academic & Career Planning helps student review decision-making models for selecting academic majors and exploring career options. The primary focus is on self-exploration, assessment of career and academic interests, and understanding of the world of work compatible with students’ personality styles, skills, abilities and values. The second course, ECHD 3050: Career and Life Planning assists students in developing the skills necessary for effective career decision making. Both courses are in high demand.
And many more! University departments and undergraduate student organizations may apply for funding each spring online.