No one should be denied a quality college education because they can’t afford to attend. That is why the University System of Georgia Foundation is now focused on financing need-based scholarships as our number one priority.
From its inception, a portion of the proceeds of the Regents’ annual event has gone to provide need- and merit-based scholarships to all USG colleges and universities. Since the fundraiser was initiated in 2004, a total of more than $14 million has been awarded to USG institutions to provide financial aid to deserving students.
In the last few years, with the Foundation Trustees increased focus on need-based scholarships, a large percentage of the proceeds from corporate sponsorships of the Regents’ Scholarship Gala was designated to provide scholarships to each USG institution in the company name. Last year, the total reached $947,000 in scholarship funds for USG institutions and their students. The Trustees then added to these funds to provide an unprecedented total of $1.1 million in need-based scholarships.
By going to the Give page, you can contribute to any of these additional scholarship funds held in the Foundation are:
The Eleanor Boykin Davis Endowment Fund contributed by former Chancellor Erroll Davis and his wife Elaine to support need-based student scholarships
The USG Foundation Need-Based Scholarship Fund comprised of funds donated by individual and corporate supporters
The Early College Need-Based Scholarship Fund contributed by an anonymous donor to support Early College graduates wishing to attend a USG college or university
Georgia Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage Scholarship Fund
Ruth Helen Diehl Scholarship Fund
Merryll Penson Scholarship Fund
The Henry M. “Hank” and Amy Huckaby Need-based Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Regent Emeritus Elridge W. McMillan Need-based Scholarship Endowment Fund
The Dr. Isaac J. Crumbly CDEP Legacy Endowment Fund
Burke County Reparative Endowed Scholarship Fund
Regent Emeritus Donald M. Leebern, Jr. Scholarship Endowment Fund