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Scholarships

The University of Georgia College of Engineering offers more than two dozen scholarships annually for undergraduate students. 

► The deadline to apply for scholarships is February 28 each year.

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Omotola Taofeqat Aderibigbe Engineering Scholarship

The Omotola Taofeqat Aderibigbe Engineering Scholarship honors the memory and dreams of Omotola “Baby T, Omo T” Taofequat Aderibigbe whose ambition in life was to attend college and major in engineering. As a lasting remembrance of a life that blessed and touched so many, this scholarship provides support to an incoming underrepresented or international freshman student majoring in Engineering in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years, providing the student remains in good academic standing.

James M. Allison Scholarship

One award to an Agricultural Engineering major who has selected the Electrical and Electronics Systems area of emphasis. Recipient is selected based on leadership, financial need, and academic performance.

The Barnie and Carla Beasley Scholarship for Engineering Excellence

The Barnie and Carla Beasley Scholarship for Engineering Excellence provides support to student(s) enrolled in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Criteria for the scholarship: a student enrolled as a freshman (i.e., first year students) in any Bachelor of Science degree program in the College of Engineering is eligible to apply for the scholarship(s) to be provided during their sophomore year (i.e. second year student). The recipient(s) is eligible to apply for a scholarship for their third year and their fourth year. Selection will be made by the Engineering Scholarship Committee based upon the applicant’s academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, and a 1-page statement describing the applicant’s interest in applying engineering principles in their chosen field of study. 

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

Robert H. Brown Scholarship

This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a rising junior or senior majoring in Biological Engineering. Selection of the recipient will be based on academic performance, leadership, and financial need. 

Bush Engineering Scholarship

Preference given to an under-represented minority of financial need that is in good standing majoring in engineering. Freshmen are eligible and recipient is allowed renewal as long as they continue to meet other preferences and reapply each year.

D. Timothy Campbell Family Scholarship in Engineering

This fund shall provide a need-based scholarship for a current student in the UGA College of Engineering. The recipient will be eligible for a renewal of the funds each year, as long as they continue to display need and maintain satisfactory progress toward their engineering degree.

Truitt Eavenson Engineering Scholarship

Truitt Eavenson received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering in 1983 from UGA. Truitt has had a successful career with Georgia Power Company where he’s held multiple positions and has been a servant leader at his alma mater which includes service to the UGA Alumni Association Board and the UGA College of Engineering Advisory Board. This scholarship is provided through Truitt’s generosity and meant to support students in any major in the College of Engineering, but must be a resident of Georgia to be eligible.

David Green Clements Scholarship in Engineering

The David Green Clements Scholarship in Engineering will support a rising Junior or Senior majoring in Agricultural Engineering within the UGA College of Engineering.  Applicants will submit a one-page statement in support of their application to receive the scholarship award. Recipient selection will be made by the Engineering Honorifics Committee based upon the strength of written statements and demonstrated leadership potential. 

Dire Needs Project Award Fund

The purpose of the Dire Needs Project Award Fund is to identify and fund the most outstanding projects which will serve and make a lasting impact on dire human needs of people outside of the United States of America. Applicants must submit a 1,000 word essay, a detailed budget, and approval of a faculty member who will oversee the project. One award will be presented to a recipient selected by the Engineering Honorifics Committee.

Please submit an additional essay and documentation (detailed budget and faculty approval) for this scholarship.

Bruce E. Dixson Scholarship

One award (depending upon availability of funds) to a freshman or sophomore in Agricultural Engineering. This scholarship provides an understudy type experience between the Scholar and Mentor (faculty member) and may be continued for up to three years. Selection is based on scholarship, financial need and future potential.

Please submit additional documentation (selected mentor) for this scholarship.

Rudie Driftmier Scholarships

Two awards, one to an Agricultural Engineering major and one to a Biological Engineering major, to provide financial assistance to individuals who have financial need and who have demonstrated a potential to contribute to the agricultural engineering profession.

Georgia Section ASABE Scholarship

Four awards: two to an Agricultural Engineering major and two to a Biological Engineering major. Selection is based on scholarship, participation in student club activities, and future potential.

Georgia Power Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of the Georgia Power Engineering Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship support to student(s) enrolled in an engineering degree program at the University of Georgia.  The criteria for awarding the scholarship will be either: (A) a student(s) enrolling as a freshman (i.e., first year student) in an undergraduate engineering degree program; or (B) a student(s) currently enrolled as a freshman (i.e., first year student) in an undergraduate engineering program.  The recipient(s) is eligible to apply for the scholarship for their second, third and fourth years based upon the year of initial award, i.e. first year student or second year student.  Selection will be made by the Engineering Scholarship Committee based upon the student’s academic performance and a one-page statement describing their interest in engineering and their engineering career goals.

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

Stephen Harrison Ginn Memorial Scholarship in Engineering

Established in memory of the son of Frank and Robin Ginn, the Stephen Harrison Ginn Memorial Scholarship in Engineering provides support for a student or students entering their fourth year within any undergraduate program in the UGA College of Engineering. The recipient(s) must be a Georgia resident with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Applicants must submit a one-page essay, highlighting their leadership experiences and impact expected from receiving this scholarship award. 

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

T.W. Jones Structural Engineering Scholarship

A scholarship awarded to a Civil Engineering student who is interested in pursuing a career in structural engineering specifically.

Darrell Keith Wilder Engineering Scholarship

Darrell Keith Wilder grew up in St. Mary’s, Georgia, the son of the late Morris and Toma Jean Wilder. A graduate of Camden County High School (1974), he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Georgia in 1984. He began working for Georgia Power in 1986 and continued until his retirement in 2014 as South Regional Sales Manager II. Darrell is a certified energy manager with the Association of Energy Engineers. He was actively involved in several community outreach organizations. He served as chair of the industry committee of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the North Valdosta Rotary Club, as a board member of the YMCA, and as a member of Leadership Lowndes. In 2008, Governor Perdue appointed Darrell as the First Congressional District Representative on the Board of Early Care and Learning. Darrell was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, an uncommon brain disorder, in 2011. Darrell and his wife, Sara, have two children, Emmaline and Phillip. Darrell also has a brother, Danny.

This scholarship in honor of Darrell was established by friends Jeff and Lori Lovell of Valdosta. This scholarship, which is generously funded by the Lovells, is intended to support students from South Georgia who are studying engineering at the University of Georgia. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors majoring in civil, agricultural and environmental engineering.

The Ashley Madray Engineering Support Fund

This fund shall provide scholarship support for exceptional students majoring in any degree within the UGA College of Engineering.  Students who receive these funds will be denoted “Madray Scholars.”  Two scholarships will be awarded each year to students based on high academic achievement and potential for leadership service.  Preference is given to students residing from South Georgia.  Recipients are eligible for the scholarship for only the upcoming academic year in which he/she applies, and so long as he/she remains in good academic standing at the conclusion of the first semester.  Previous recipients are required to re-apply and compete for the scholarship each year.  

Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Manning Law Enforcement Scholarship

Supporting students in Computer Systems & Electrical Engineering and are dependents of or have served in law enforcement themselves. Proof of service is required upon application. Please provide professional profile and proof of dependency or proof of service upon application.

Please submit additional documentation (proof and professional profile) for this scholarship.

Derrell McLendon Scholarship

One award to an entering freshman or rising sophomore majoring in Agricultural Engineering. Recipient is selected based on leadership, financial need, and academic performance.

Ponder Family Scholarship

Established by Bryan and Kelly Ponder to support students beginning their sophomore year at UGA Engineering, with preference given to students majoring in Civil Engineering. Bryan is the President of Baldpates Construction Group, LLC, and 1998 graduate in Biological Engineering from the University of Georgia. He and Kelly reside in Suwanee, Georgia with their two children.

Red Clay Consulting Leadership Scholarship in Engineering

The Red Clay Consulting Leadership Scholarship in Engineering provides scholarship support as a manner of recognizing future engineering leaders in the College of Engineering. Students majoring, or intending to major, in any of the Bachelor of Science degree programs within the College may apply and must submit a personal statement describing their interest in applying engineering principles in their chosen field of study, their leadership philosophy, the leadership roles they have filled, and their leadership accomplishments. Scholarships will be awarded by the College of Engineering Honorifics Committee based upon applicant academic performance and demonstrated leadership potential. Recipients will maintain the scholarship award for one academic year and are eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years providing the student remains enrolled in one of the Bachelor of Science degree programs within the College.

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

Carl F. Riden Engineering Scholarship

The Carl F. Riden Engineering Scholarship provides need-based scholarship support for students majoring, or intending to major, in any of the Bachelor of Science programs within the College of Engineering. To complete the application, interested students must submit a one-page personal statement describing their interest in applying engineering principles in their chosen field of study and the benefit they anticipate from receiving scholarship assistance. Three scholarships will be awarded by the College of Engineering Honorifics Committee based upon demonstrated financial need and personal statement. Recipients will maintain the scholarship for one academic year and are eligible to re-apply for the scholarship in subsequent academic years providing the student remains enrolled in one of the Bachelor of Science degree programs within the College.

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

John Cornelius Rowan and Lena Belle Outlaw Rowan Memorial Scholarships

The Rowan Memorial Scholarships were established in memory of Lena Belle and Cornelius Rowan as a lasting tribute to their dedication to hard work and their belief in the necessity of a quality education. The Rowans raised five children during the Great Depression on a two-mule farm and sent all five to college. The Rowans were forced to leave school during their elementary school years due to circumstances beyond their control. Cornelius Rowan came from a family of 12 children and was required to work on the family farm. Lena Belle Outlaw lost her mother when she was a child and was unable to advance in school because of family circumstances. They were both determined their children would be able to complete their educations. Today, the legacy of the Rowans lives on through the Rowan Memorial Scholarships, which help a new generation of deserving students pursue their education at the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

The Rowan Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is committed to creating and reinforcing a welcoming multicultural learning community within the College of Engineering. A “Diversity Scholar” receives financial assistance to recognize their academic achievement and potential for sharing their varied cultural perspective with the UGA engineering community. This scholarship is available to first year, transfer and continuing engineering students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Criteria for selecting Diversity Scholars include an academic record that demonstrates the potential for academic achievement. Each scholar must be enrolled in the UGA engineering program the first semester that the scholar enters the University and must be a member of an ethic group that is under represented in the College of Engineering. The financial assistance provided by this scholarship is renewable each semester based on the academic achievement of the scholar and the scholar’s progress toward earning an engineering degree. 

The Rowan Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is committed to recognizing and supporting student activities that combine learning with leadership. A Leadership Scholar receives financial assistance to recognize the recipient’s contributions and service to the College of Engineering, the University of Georgia and the Athens-area community and their academic achievements. The scholarship is available to continuing students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The selection criteria for a Leadership Scholar are based on demonstration of strong and continued leadership and service to the college, university and community, and academic merit.

The Rowan Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship encourages and supports an engineering student’s desire to broaden their views and perspective of the world community. The focus of the scholarship is to help students move out of their academic comfort zone and to discover the far-reaching impact that engineering has on society. Selection for this scholarship is based on academic performance and need; preference will be given to students who select non-English speaking destinations and enroll in engineering coursework at those destinations. The financial assistance is provided to help off-set study abroad expenses not covered by other scholarships including the HOPE scholarship program.

Please submit additional documentation (destination and proposed coursework) for this scholarship.

The Rowan Rising Star Scholarship

This scholarship is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in coursework, activities and leadership and is given to a senior level (at least 90 hours credit in major) College of Engineering student. This scholarship is based on leadership and activities within College of Engineering, across UGA, and the community. 

The Rowan Rising Junior Scholarship

This scholarship is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in coursework, activities and leadership and is given to a College of Engineering student who has completed at least 60 and no more than 100 hours credit in major. This scholarship is based on leadership and activities within College of Engineering, across UGA, and in the community. 

The Rowan Co-Operative Education Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a College of Engineering student who has participated or is participating in the College of Engineering co-operative education program. The student must have completed at least two engineering co-op terms. This scholarship recognizes excellence in the classroom as well as excellence in the co-op workplace. The award will be based on performance in coursework, input from the College of Engineering co-op coordinator, evaluations of the student by the co-op partner, maturation of the student in activities in the workplace and the student’s co-op portfolio. 

Please submit additional documentation (co-op portfolio) for this scholarship.

SteelFab-Sherrill Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship provides support for undergraduates majoring in any degree program offered in the UGA College of Engineering. Recipients will be identified based upon high academic achievement and their potential for leadership service to the engineering profession. Scholarships may be renewable up to four years, assuming the student remains in good standing with the University of Georgia.

Student Ambassador Scholarship for Excellence in Engineering Involvement

The College of Engineering Student Ambassadors seek to build awareness of the UGA College of Engineering on campus and across the state. They promote pride in Bulldog Engineering by assisting with special events, welcoming new students and speaking about academic programs and student opportunities. They give this scholarship award to recognize a non-Ambassador student for their outstanding representation of the College of Engineering in their academic, professional and/or extracurricular pursuits. The student receiving this award is actively engaged in the College of Engineering community through dedicated participation/leadership in student organizations, research, tutoring or volunteering. Applicants shall outline their involvement and discuss their meaningful experiences. The award is open to all engineering students who have been accepted into their engineering major through the high-demand major application process. Students applying to their major in the spring are eligible to receive this scholarship pending their acceptance. Students must be in good academic standing to remain eligible.

E. Dale Threadgill Endowed Scholarship in Engineering Leadership

This fund shall provide scholarship support as a manner of recognizing future engineering leaders and retaining top engineering talent in the UGA College of Engineering.  Any accepted student entering his/her third or fourth year of study within any bachelor of science degree program in the College is eligible to apply for the scholarship(s).  Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their interest in applying engineering principles in their chosen field of study, their leadership philosophy, the leadership roles they have filled, and their leadership accomplishments.  The recipient(s) shall remain eligible for the scholarship for two years, so long as he/she remains in good academic standing.

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

Walton EMC Engineering Leadership Scholarship

Five renewable annual awards to outstanding engineering students who maintain permanent residency in the Walton EMC service area, which includes Athens-Clarke, Barrow, DeKalb, Greene, Gwinnett, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Rockdale and Walton counties. The scholarship is available to students currently enrolled in the College of Engineering as well as high school students who’ve been accepted into UGA as intended engineering majors. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative 3.7 GPA and remains enrolled in one of the eight bachelor of science degree programs offered by the UGA College of Engineering. As part of the online application process, students must submit a one-page statement describing their interesting in applying engineering principles in their chosen field of study, their leadership philosophy, their leadership experience and their accomplishments as a leader. 

Please submit an additional essay for this scholarship.

Whiting-Turner Scholarship in Civil Engineering

This fund shall provide scholarship support for students within the civil engineering program at the UGA College of Engineering. Criteria for the scholarship: a rising junior, senior, or graduate level student within the Civil Engineering degree program in the College, and possessing a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average, is eligible to apply for the scholarship(s).  The recipient(s) shall be eligible for the scholarship for only the upcoming academic year in which he/she applies, and so long as he/she remains in good academic standing at the conclusion of the first semester.  Previous recipients are required to re-apply and compete for the scholarship each year. 

► The deadline to apply for these scholarships is February 28 annually. 

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For more information, please email the UGA College of Engineering Honorifics Committee.

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