Learn about the following scholars programs below.

Scholars Programs

1 Generation At A Time

The 1 Generation At A Time (1 GAAT) Scholars Program is the first scholars program tailored to meet the needs of transfer and/or service-minded students at UGA. Service driven scholars are supported through the collaboration of the Office for Student Success and Achievement (OSSA) and the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Together, they provide leadership enhancement opportunities, educational support, and assist students as they transition into life at UGA.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the 1 GAAT Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a 1 GAAT Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support the Path to Success

We welcome new 1 GAAT Scholars to campus through a Scholars Success Day in August and a Scholars’ Welcome Reception in the early fall semster. Students are invited to enroll in an innovative UNIV 1203 course to assist with the transition into higher education. The scholars are also provided unique leadership enhancement opportunities through the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. DAE provides scholars with educational support services specific to their needs. Scholars are invited to engage with a faculty/staff mentor on campus to further their academic and leadership experience while at UGA.

For more information, please contact Savanna Smith via email at savanna.pear@uga.edu

All Georgia Scholars

Fall 2018 welcomed the first cohort of ALL Georgia Scholars as part of this unique scholarship program at UGA. The ALL Georgia Scholarship Program provides financial aid for six outstanding UGA students matriculating to UGA from rural Georgia areas each year. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to ensure success and facilitate connections in the University community.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the ALL Georgia Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become an ALL Georgia Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support on the Path to Success

In addition to the ALL Georgia Program network, the cohort of ALL Georgia scholars receive summer learning opportunities, special activities to facilitate adjustment to college life and flourish in UGA’s unique learning environment, and other service and leadership opportunities to grow as a scholar, individual, and as a member of the University community. The summer before beginning their journey at UGA, Scholars receive an invitation to attend the Thrive through the Office for Student Success and Achievement or Dawg Camp through the Division of Student Affairs. Each fall, we welcome the new ALL Georgia Scholars to campus through a Scholars’ Success Day, optional common housing, and continuation of their cohort-based experience through an innovative UNIV 1203 seminar (more on UNIV courses) to assist with the transition from high school into higher education.

Beyond financial aid, the program surrounds students with intentional academic, networking, and co-curricular opportunities, culminating in a Scholars reception each spring. As the program matures, third and fourth-year Scholars will be invited to mentor incoming first-year Scholars and apply for a Thrive internship or Housing Resident Assistant position with an intentional assignment in the ALL Georgia Program Housing community.

For more information, please contact Mr. Andrew Long in the Office for Student Success and Achievement via email at andrew.long@uga.edu or call (706) 542-4872.

Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars

About the Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholars Program supports academically outstanding students who demonstrate a financial need and represent the first generation in their families to attend college. The program provides financial aid for 12 outstanding students matriculating into UGA each year. The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years if the recipients maintain certain academic standards and comes with a variety of programs and resources to ensure success and facilitate connections in the University community.

Support on the Path to Success

The Coca-Cola First-Generation Scholarship Program goes well beyond financial aid by surrounding students with a wealth of resources. These resources include course tutoringacademic coaching, innovative UNIV courses designed to assist CCFG Scholars with the transition from high school into higher education, special events, Student Success Workshops, and networking opportunities to help them make the most of their time at UGA.


For more information, please contact Savanna Smith in the Office for Student Success and Achievement via email at savanna.pear@uga.edu or call (706) 542-9793.

Correll Scholars

About the Correll Scholars Program

The Correll Scholars Program provides a robust collegiate experience for scholars with participation in Thrive at Georgia, experiential learning grants to support learning outside the classroom, and a unique cohort-based approach to student success from start to finish. The Correll Scholars Program is a need-based scholarship program for outstanding UGA students with preference for a major in the Terry College of Business or College of Education. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success. Each year, we welcome six new Scholars to the program. Partnerships with Terry College of Business and the College of Education ensure that students receive intentional support based on their program interests. The program was launched in Fall 2018 through a generous contribution to the Commit to Georgia campaign. Read more here.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Correll Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a Correll Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support on the Path to Success

The summer before beginning their journey at UGA, incoming Scholars receive an invitation to attend Thrive at Georgia. The Thrive program fee, housing, and meal plan are paid in full for Correll Scholars, so we strongly encourage our incoming Scholars to take advantage of this unique, academic residential program. Each fall, we welcome new Scholars to campus through a Scholars Success Day and invite them to enroll in an innovative UNIV course to assist with the transition into higher education. Beyond a scholarship, the Correll Scholars Program surrounds students with major-specific resources, networking opportunities, and intentional campus partnerships across units like academic advising, experiential learning, study abroad, and career services. Program activities culminate in a Scholars reception each spring, and third and fourth-year students are invited to mentor next year’s incoming program participants.

For more information, please contact Amy Warrington in the Office for Student Success and Achievement.

Cousins Scholars

About the Cousins Scholars Program

The Cousins Scholars Program will welcome its inaugural cohort of six service-minded students in the fall of 2019. The program provides a robust collegiate experience for scholars with participation in the Thrive at Georgia program, experiential learning grants to support learning outside the classroom, and a unique cohort-based approach to student success from start to finish. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success. The program was estabished through a generous contribution to the Commit to Georgia campaign. Read more here.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Cousins Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a Cousins Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support on the Path to Success

The summer before beginning their journey at UGA, incoming Scholars receive an invitation to attend Thrive at Georgia. Thrive program fee, housing, and meal plan are paid in full for Cousins Scholars, so we strongly encourage our incoming Scholars to take advantage of this unique, academic residential program. Each fall, we welcome new Scholars to campus through a Scholars Success Day and invite them to enroll in an innovative UNIV course to assist with the transition into higher education. Beyond a scholarship, the Cousins Scholars Program surrounds students with major-specific resources, networking opportunities, and intentional campus partnerships across units like academic advising, experiential learning, study abroad, and career services. Program activities culminate in a Scholars reception each spring, and as students progress in the program, they are invited to mentor next year’s incoming program participants.

For more information, please contact Amy Warrington in the Office for Student Success and Achievement or call (706) 542-9793.

Georgia Commitment Scholars

About the Georgia Commitment Scholars Program

The Georgia Commitment Scholars Program is a need-based scholarship program for UGA students. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the 1 GAAT Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a Georgia Commitment Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support on the Path to Success

The Georgia Commitment goes well beyond financial aid by surrounding students with a wealth of resources in partnership with academic advising and career services. These resources include course tutoringacademic coaching, innovative UNIV courses designed to assist Georgia Commitment Scholars with the transition from high school into higher education, special events, unique success workshops, and networking opportunities to help them make the most of their time at UGA.

For more information, please contact Ms. Kelsei Etchison in the Office for Student Success and Achievement via email at kelsei.etchison@uga.edu or call (706) 583-0403.

Kellogg Scholars

About the Kellogg Scholars Program

The Kellogg Scholars Program is a need-based scholarship program for outstanding UGA students majoring in the College of Education (with preference to students in the Intended Early Childhood Education major). Generously funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the scholarship is renewable for up to seven semesters and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success. Partnerships with the College of Education and the Career Center ensure that students receive intentional support based on their interests. The program was launched in spring 2018 as part of the Commit to Georgia campaign. Read more here.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Kellogg Scholarship Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a Kellogg Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Beyond a Scholarship

While obtaining their degree at UGA, Kellogg Scholars will:

  • Enroll in a specially designed first-year UNIV course and third-year UNIV course
  • Meet regularly with the Coordinator of First-Generation & Scholars Programs, who will assist with transition issues, monitor academic progress, and serve as a reference to other services within the DAE, such as Academic Coaching or drop-in tutoring for UGA’s most challenging courses.
  • Engage in regular meetings with an assigned faculty/staff mentor from the College of Education who will help to navigate the College of Education and more specifically the requirements for the Early Childhood Education major.
  • Attend meetings as needed with a Career Center staff member, specifically assigned to Kellogg Scholars.
  • Experience informal peer mentoring with other cohorts of scholars at various events each semester, including academic and co-curricular programs, student success workshops, and social events.

For more information, please contact the Office for Student Success and Achievement via email at daescholars@uga.edu.

REACH Scholars

About the REACH Scholars Program at UGA

REACH Georgia logoThe UGA REACH Scholars Program welcomes students from the state of Georgia’s REACH program (http://reachga.org/) to the University of Georgia (UGA). As UGA students, REACH Scholars will call on an experienced network of faculty, academic coaches, and program administrators as well as support structures for students transitioning into and progressing through the University.

Working with a faculty corps and professional staff within the Office for Student Success and Achievement, REACH Scholars will experience a success network committed to students, committed to success.

How to Apply

UGA REACH Scholars are accepted into the program through the state of Georgia’s REACH program. More information about the state’s program, including application and resources, can be found at http://reachga.org/about-reach.

Beyond a Scholarship

While obtaining their degree at UGA, Scholars will:

  • Enroll in a specially designed first-year UNIV seminar and workshop series.
  • Experience the high-impact elements of committed Academic Coaching, meeting monthly (in the first year) with an Academic Coach who will monitor their academic progress and serve as a reference to other services within the OSSA, such as drop-in tutoring for UGA’s most challenging courses.
  • Engage in regular coffee or lunch meetings with an assigned faculty/staff UGA REACH Scholar Mentor who will serve as an “outside” advisor or consultant on Scholars’ progress as well as difficulties in course work or in adapting to the UGA social environment.
  • Network via Facebook and other social media platforms as well as at social events specifically designed to help Scholars come to know themselves as members of the UGA community.
  • Experience informal peer-mentoring with other cohorts of scholars at various social events per semester, including orientation and Welcome Back events for new and continuing Scholars as well as a year-end celebration event at the close of every academic year.

For more information, please contact Savanna Smith via email at savanna.pear@uga.edu 

Stamper Scholars

The Stamper Scholars Program welcomed its inaugural cohort of sixteen students in the fall of 2019. The program provides a robust collegiate experience for scholars with participation in Thrive at Georgia, experiential learning grants to support learning outside the classroom, and a unique cohort-based approach to student success from start to finish. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and comes with a variety of programs and resources to support student success. The program was established through a generous contribution to the Commit to Georgia campaign.

Selection Process

All students who submit their financial aid application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA via UGA Office of Student Financial Aid), are automatically reviewed for eligibility for the Stamper Scholars Program. The Office of Student Financial Aid will email students who are eligible to become a Stamper Scholar and may request additional documents to verify their aid eligibility.

Support on the Path to Success

The summer before beginning their journey at UGA, incoming Scholars receive an invitation to attend Thrive at Georgia. The Thrive program fee, housing, and meal plan are paid in full for Stamper Scholars, so we strongly encourage our incoming Scholars to take advantage of this unique, academic residential program. Each fall, we welcome new Scholars to campus through a Scholars Success Day and invite them to enroll in an innovative UNIV course to assist with the transition into higher education. Beyond a scholarship, the Stamper Scholars Program surrounds students with major-specific resources, networking opportunities, and intentional campus partnerships across units like academic advising, experiential learning, study abroad, and career services.

For more information, please contact Amy Warrington in the Office for Student Success and Achievement or call (706) 542-9793.

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