No one should be denied a quality college education because they cannot afford to attend.

Every one who is willing to work hard to earn a college degree should have the opportunity to attend a quality public university. Unfortunately, many people today cannot afford it.

That is why the University System of Georgia Foundation has set increasing need-based scholarship aid to USG-bound students as our number one priority. It is our goal to make it possible that a deserving student who would not otherwise be able to, attend a public college or university anywhere across the state… because it is an investment in Georgia’s future.

“No one should be denied a quality college education because they cannot afford to attend.” That’s not just a catchphrase or slogan: It is at the heart of everything we do.

The University System of Georgia Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing the work of the University System of Georgia by maintaining a solid framework of fundraising, relationship building, and financial management. This is accomplished through:

  • Hosting an annual event to raise funds, recognize outstanding faculty and alumni, and provide networking opportunities for college presidents, regents, trustees, and higher education, corporate and political leaders,

  • Seeking corporate partners to provide scholarships to students on multiple campuses,

  • Establishing and managing the USG Real Estate Foundation to facilitate financing of capital improvement projects at USG institutions, and

  • Managing the finances of USG program funds and private grant awards held in the Foundation.

The University System of Georgia Foundation, Inc. was established as a nonprofit corporation under the applicable provisions of the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code. The corporation is a voluntary association of individuals and organizations organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The corporation was organized as a cooperative organization of the Board of Regents.