The Foundation Fellowship is the premier scholarship at the University of Georgia, and one of the top scholarship opportunities in the nation, attracting top students from across the United States.
Foundation Fellows receive scholarship stipends that approximate the cost of attendance and also receive full funding for post-freshman year summer student programs, international travel-study, spring break travel-study programs, research and academic conference attendance.
Many Foundation Fellows go on to earn prestigious graduate-level scholarships as well. In a six year period alone, four Foundation Fellows were named Rhodes Scholars, the most recent being Elizabeth Allan in the 2012-2013 academic year. The current group of undergraduate Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars also includes four Goldwater Scholars, two Udall Scholars, and one Truman Scholar.
Exceptional students selected as candidates for a Foundation Fellowship may be awarded the prestigious Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship.
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As further testament to the academic excellence embodied by Foundation Fellows, almost all of the fellows who complete their undergraduate degree studies at UGA pursue graduate education. Over the years, Foundation Fellows have been accorded some of the world’s most prestigious scholarship honors to continue their studies in the U.S. and abroad.
Recent members of the Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars program have earned Rhodes, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall scholarships. UGA has become a national leader among all public universities in the numbers of nationally competitive major scholarships earned by our students, and many Foundation Fellows and Ramsey Scholars have been among the list of winners. Since 1995, UGA has produced eight Rhodes Scholars of which seven were Foundation Fellows. In addition, we have produced five Gates Cambridge Scholars, five Marshall Scholars, three Mitchell Scholars, 46 Goldwater Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, and 12 Udall Scholars.
Many fellows continue their studies at world-renowned institutions such as Johns Hopkins, Yale, Harvard, Stanford and Oxford to name but a few.
Other graduating fellows have chosen to enter the workforce and have accepted positions with McKinsey & Company, J.P. Morgan, Barclays Capital, Boston Consulting Group, and the Woodruff & Whitehead Foundations. Others have accepted Fulbright Scholarships to research or teach abroad in New Zealand, South Korea, France, China, Russia, and other international destinations. Still others have pursued service leadership opportunities, such as Teach for America in the U.S. and Princeton in Asia Fellowships in Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines.