Support Funds

Annual Giving (Non-Endowed) Funds

Engineering Enhancement Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to enhance The University of Georgia’s engineering teaching, research, and outreach programs. It is designed to serve as the annual giving platform for the College. Examples of enhancement activities include, but are not limited to, student recruiting, special faculty and student travel, seed funds for new initiatives, salary stipends for special professorships, and experiential learning projects. Give Today >>

Southern Nuclear Operating Company Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship support to a student(s) enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program at The University of Georgia. Criteria for the scholarship: A student(s) enrolled as freshman (i.e., first year students) in the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering degree program 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. Selections will be made by the Engineering Scholarship Committee based on the applicant’s academic performance and a 1-page statement describing the applicant’s interest in applying environmental engineering principles to achieving sustainable energy systems in the U.S. Give Today >>

Barnie and Carla Beasley Scholarship for Engineering Excellence

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship support to a 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 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. Preference will be given to a female student. Give Today >>

Walton EMC Engineering Leadership Scholarship

This fund supports renewable scholarship awards of $10,000 each 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. Give Today >>

Endowed Funds

Ag Engineering Endowment

The purpose of the Fund is to provide support for the College of Engineering’s Biological and Agricultural Engineering programs. This support shall include scholarships for students enrolled in the College and other academic projects of the College. A Board of Directors elected from the Georgia section of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers will determine the projects and scholarships to be funded. This will be approved by the Dean of the College, who will serve on the Board of Directors. Give Today >>

SteelFab-Sherrill Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to support 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. Give Today >>

David L. Firor Endowment

The purpose of the Fund is to support student recruitment and student activities in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. The specific use will be determined annually by the Dean of the College based on the greatest need for student support. If the Hope Scholarship Program or adequate scholarship endowment benefiting Engineering students does not exist, the Fund should be used for academic scholarships. The selection of the recipient and the criteria will be determined by the Department’s Scholarship Committee, as directed by the Dean. Give Today >>

Timothy Campbell Family Scholarship in Engineering

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a need-based scholarship for a current student already enrolled in 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. The selection will be determined by the Engineering Scholarship and Awards Committee. All expenditures from this Fund shall adhere to the spending limit policy as set forth by the Foundation as the same may be modified from time to time by the Foundation. Give Today >>

John C. and Lena Rowan Memorial Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to support educational programs in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering programs. The specific use will be determined annually by the Dean of the College based on the greatest need for support for engineering students. If the Hope Scholarship Program or adequate scholarship endowment benefiting engineering students does not exist, the Fund may be used for academic scholarships. The selection of the recipient and the criteria will be determined by the department’s scholarship committee, as directed by the Dean. Give Today >>

Roland Harris Education Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to provide student scholarship assistance, recognition of academic achievement by students, and outstanding professional achievement by members of the faculty of the Agricultural Engineering Department of the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Education Department of the College of Education. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Demonstrated financial need is defined by standards established by the student financial aid advisory committee. Give Today >>

Gillespie Engineering Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to award the Gillespie Engineering Curriculum Enhancement Award. As the Fund grows, and additional resources are available, the Fund will also support the Gillespie Scholarship in the College of Engineering. Give Today >>

Rudie Driftmier Scholarship Fund

The Fund was established in 1979 for undergraduate Agricultural Engineering students following guidelines set by a committee chaired by the Dean of the College. Give Today >>

Bruce E. Dixson Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide a work-training experience between a scholar and mentor, which provides both financial and educational benefits to a student. Give Today >>

Davenport Professor of Ag Engineering Fund

The Fund was established in 1960 by Mrs. Helen Manglebury and Miss Louise Lacy in memory of their stepfather, U.H. Davenport. The Fund was created for the purpose of supplementing the regular salary of an outstanding Professor in Agricultural Engineering. Give Today >>

Joseph W. Simons Memorial Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to award an annual scholarship to physics and agricultural engineering students. The recipient of each scholarship will be selected by a scholarship committee from their respective discipline, and the basis for such selection will be financial need and academic standing. Give Today >>

Caswell Student Challenge Fund for Biological Engineering and Agricultural Engineering

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a cash award to outstanding students majoring in Biological Engineering and/or Agricultural Engineering within the College of Engineering. Distributions will be made at the end of each academic term and will be divided equally between students achieving Dean’s List designation and a grade point average of at least 3.70. Give Today >>

Omotola Taofeqat Aderibigbe Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarship support to an incoming freshman entering the College of Engineering. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years, providing the student(s) is in good academic standing. The selection committee’s primary criterion, in cases where all other factors are equal, is to choose an under-represented or international recipient. Recipient(s) of the award shall be referred to as “Aderibigbe Scholars”. Give Today >>

James M. Allison Scholarship in Agricultural Engineering

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a scholarship(s) for a student(s) majoring in Agricultural Engineering, specifically in the area of Electrical/Electronic Systems. If the Agricultural Engineering major or area of emphasis in Electrical/Electronic Systems should no longer be offered at the University of Georgia, the scholarship should be given to a student majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Recipients must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must not be selected to receive other College of Engineering scholarships during the same year they are selected to receive the James M. Allison Scholarship. Selection of the recipient will be made by a scholarship committee, as appointed by the Dean of the College. Give Today >>

B. Derrell McLendon Scholarship

The purpose of the Fund is to provide a scholarship(s) for a student(s) majoring in Agricultural Engineering in the College of Engineering. If the Agricultural Engineering major should no longer be offered at the University of Georgia, the scholarship should be given to a student in any engineering major. Selection will be based upon academic achievement and potential for service to the engineering profession. Guidelines for selection will be established by a committee of faculty members of the College and chaired by the Dean. If additional funds are available from the earnings of this endowment, they may be used to support student recruitment, special student educational needs and activities in the College. Specific use beyond scholarships will be determined by the Dean based on the greatest need for student support. Give Today >>

Georgia Power Engineering Scholarship

The purpose of the 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 student academic performance, a 1-page statement describing their interest in engineering, and their engineering career goals. Give Today >>

Georgia Power Mickey A. Brown Endowed Professorship in Engineering

Distributions from the Fund may be used, in the discretion and at the direction of the College, to provide supplemental salary support and requisite fringe benefits; research or teaching assistance needed, but not otherwise available, to support the Professorship; and to cover professional travel expenses, memberships, and other expenses that enhance the effectiveness of the Professorship beyond those ordinarily provided by The University of Georgia. The Professorship shall pay for any expenditure in connection with the mission of the Professorship, including any costs related to outreach or service programs. Give Today >>

UGAF Professorship in Engineering

The purpose of this fund is to support a professorship in Engineering. Distributions from the Fund may be used, in the discretion and at the direction of the College, to provide supplemental salary support and requisite fringe benefits, research or teaching assistance needed, but not otherwise available to the Professorship; and to cover professional travel expenses, memberships, and other expenses that enhance the effectiveness of the Professorship beyond those ordinarily provided by The University of Georgia. The Professorship shall pay for any expenditure in connection with the mission of the Professorship, including any costs related to outreach or service programs. Give Today >>

Georgia Athletic Association Professorship in Engineering

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Trust Funds

John C. and Lena Rowan Memorial Trust Fund

The Fund was established in 2010 by a gift of $500,000 for the benefit of the College of Engineering for the purpose of providing scholarships. Give Today >>

R.H. Driftmier Award Trust Fund

The Fund was established in 1970 by a gift from R.H. Driftmier, Emeritus Head of the Agricultural Engineering Department. Both principal and income are to be used for an annual award to a student selected by the Dean of the College. Give Today >>

Georgia Power Agricultural Engineering Freshman Scholarship Trust Fund

The Fund was first established as a loan fund by the Georgia Railway and Power Company in 1926 and was amended in 1954, changing the fund to a scholarship fund.
The income is to be used to award scholarships annually to outstanding freshmen who plan to major in Agricultural Engineering. Give Today >>

G.E. Henderson Award Trust Fund

The Fund was established in 1973 by a donation from Mr. G.E. Henderson, former Executive Director of the American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials. The income is to be used to provide an annual award to that graduating senior, majoring in Agricultural Mechanization Technology, who has the highest average in courses taken in The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. After the Agricultural Mechanization Technology degree program was terminated, the award was then given to graduating seniors, majoring in Biological Engineering. Give Today >>