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U of Georgia to offer international student scholarships

posted Aug 28, 2013, 12:28 AM by Berta Liao

The University of Georgia is pleased to announce that they will offer annual scholarships to out-of-state or international students with strong academic credentials. The Classic Scholars are those students graduating from non-Georgia accredited high schools or international high schools and who are non-residents of Georgia for tuition purposes and admitted to attend the University of Georgia as a new first year student. 

  • Each Classic Scholar will be awarded a waiver of the tuition and fees equal to ½ of the differential of the in-state tuition and fees and the non-resident tuition and fees
  • The scholarship will have a value of a minimum of $9,105 a year
  • Students must apply for admission to UGA by December 15 preceding the fall entrance date
  • The scholarship is renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) of enrollment or until the student receives their undergraduate degree, whichever occurs first
  • The student must achieve the required academic criteria to renew the scholarship and the value of the scholarship will be modified if the differential between the resident and non-resident tuitinon and fees increase.
  • For consideration, students must have a minimum SAT score of 2000 or ACT composite of 31

Important UGA International Applicant Websites:

The University of Georgia

At its founding in 1785, The University of Georgia (UGA) made history as the first public, state-supported university in America, and the University of Georgia is known for its vibrant student community. UGA is a four-year, coeducational, public research university located in Athens, Georgia and is only a 60 miles from the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta Georgia.

UGA was the first institution to have its own Odum School of Ecology and environmental sciences and was the only public university in America with two Rhodes Scholars in 2008. More than 300 different products originating from university research are currently on the market and the school holds more than 500 patents. Also UGA’s college town of Athens was rated among the best sports towns in the country by ESPN, and the highly ranked Georgia Bulldogs sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I SEC Conference. The University of Georgia provides a rich and diverse environment for learning, both in and outside of the classroom.

There are more than 600 student clubs and organizations, including nearly 60 Greek chapters. Other interesting facts are that some 223 students represent 51 different countries and 330 students come from homes where English is not the native language, and over 1400 UGA students identify themselves as non-Caucasian. More than 300 first-year students began their studies in the Freshman College Summer Experience Program.UGA also offer ESL (English as a Second Language) classes to new UGA graduate students, current UGA graduate and undergraduate students, UGA and Athens community members, and students from overseas who are seeking a summer-only English program.

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