UGA and Non-UGA Scholarship Information & Announcements

First-Year Student (Freshman) UGA Academic Merit Scholarships:

UGA Undergraduate Admissions awards most of the UGA academic merit-based scholarships to first-year (freshmen) during the admissions process and notifies the selected students.  See the list of UGA scholarships on the Undergraduate Admissions Web Page for more information.

UGA Departmental Scholarships:

Additional scholarships available through individual academic departments and schools are usually awarded to second, third, fourth year and graduate students, but students should review the web pages of their department and school for information regarding their departmental scholarships awarded to incoming students.  Also click on the "View Scholarship Announcements" under "Scholarship Announcements" below.

UGA Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) Merit and Need-Based Scholarships:

UGA OSFA has very limited scholarship funds which are awarded to students of merit with unmet need who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process by the Important Dates for Limited Need-Based Funds Consideration.  These funds have been made available for UGA students through private funds.  UGA OSFA automatically screens students for these scholarships and will notify the student if additional information is needed to determine eligibility.

Student Responsibility to Inform OSFA When Awarded an External Scholarship(s):

Students who have been awarded Outside Scholarships and Other Resources by someone other than OSFA or Undergraduate Admissions must immediately notify OSFA by submitting OSFA's Private Outside Scholarship Reporting Form.

All external scholarship checks awarded to students to attend UGA should be mailed to:

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA)
University of Georgia
220 Holmes/ Hunter Academic Building
Athens Georgia 30602-6114

The external scholarship check(s) and/or documentation sent to OSFA must reflect the student's name and UGA student ID number.  All scholarships greater than $1,000 will be divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters unless the donor directs OSFA to do otherwise.

Free Scholarship Search Sites:

We encourage students to visit the following free scholarship search sites.  The inclusion or exclusion of a particular web site should not be interpreted as an endorsement or lack thereof by the University of Georgia.  You, the consumer, are responsible for doing your own research and making your own evaluations of any available product, service or resource. We strongly urge you not to pay an individual or a firm to assist you in locating potential scholarships.

  1. FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) provides access to a large free searchable database of private sector scholarships, fellowships and grants available to students.
  2. The College Board provides a free access to their a database of scholarship sources.
  3. FinAid is a site providing a wealth of free information regarding scholarships.
  4. GAfutures.org offers a search engine for finding scholarships.

Scholarship Announcements:

UGA OSFA receives a variety of scholarship availability announcements from private and departmental scholarship sources.  Eligibility criteria varies for each scholarship.  The scholarship announcements we provide below are by no means comprehensive and are provided for your information and convenience.

View Scholarship Announcements