Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Merit Scholarship Award update

Over the last several months, the Admissions staff has carefully reviewed all our newly admitted First Year students to consider them for University of Georgia academic merit scholarships.  (See the list and our discussion of merit and need-based aid at our website, https://admissions.uga.edu/article/scholarships-at-uga.html.)  At this point in time, all merit based scholarships offered through Admissions have now been awarded, and we have contacted each of the recipients by email, mail and the myStatus page.

At UGA, academic merit scholarships have become increasingly competitive.  This is mainly due to the limited funding we have for these awards and the high number of extremely capable students who now gain University of Georgia admission. At this point, if you have not received notice that you have an academic merit scholarship to attend UGA, then unfortunately we were not able to offer one to you. We are still finalizing handful of specialized need/merit based scholarships based in large part on FAFSA information, but these are the only ones we have not awarded (and we hope to do this in the next week).

If you have been selected for any of our Academic Merit awards, congratulations!  Please be sure to read your offer letter carefully.  Keep it for your records.  In this letter you will see what requirements you must maintain to renew your scholarship each succeeding year and, in general, how much the scholarship is worth in relation to your overall costs.  In addition, you should receive information from the Office of Student Financial Aid shortly on a preliminary award which would include the scholarship information.

Go Dawgs!

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