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. Through the new Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program, the UGA Foundation will match—dollar for dollar—any gift in the amount of $50,000, $75,000, or $100,000 to establish an endowed need-based scholarship.
New endowments will provide significant grants, every year, to support deserving students with unmet financial need. The size of scholarship awards will increase over time as the endowments grow, and the endowments will live on forever, helping student after student to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. This exciting matching program has the potential to create as many as 400 to 600 new need-based scholarships—a giant step toward eliminating the financial obstacles facing many UGA students.