“Scholarships are life-changing. They remove barriers and open doors. They create for our students and their families pathways to futures that would otherwise be unreachable.”
– University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead, announcing the creation of the need-based Georgia Commitment Scholarship program in January 2017.
Backed by the largest private gift in the University of Georgia’s 238-year history, Georgia Commitment Scholarships make the dream of a college education a reality each year for hundreds of promising students who face significant financial hardship.
President Morehead—the first member of his family to attend college—made fundraising for need-based scholarships a top priority of UGA’s record $1.45 billion Commit to Georgia Campaign.
Since then, UGA has raised more than $100 million for need-based aid through the Georgia Commitment Scholarship program.
More than 1,100 UGA students have already benefited from Georgia Commitment Scholarships. These students are taking full advantage of their opportunities, succeeding well beyond the borders of UGA and the state of Georgia.
In the words of scholarship recipient Christel Vivor: “This scholarship cares about its students—not just funding us but investing in us.”
the largest private gift in UGA history, made by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation in 2017 to support Georgia Commitment Scholarships.
current Georgia Commitment Scholars who are first-generation college students
first-year retention rate for Georgia Commitment Scholars from fall 2021 to fall 2022.
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Note to students: Inquiries about this scholarship should be made through the Office of Financial Aid.