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 fund-raiser was initiated in 2004, a total of more than $6 million has been awarded to USG institutions to provide financial aid to deserving students.
This year, with the Foundation Trustees increased focus on need-based scholarships, a large percentage of the proceeds from corporate sponsorships of the Regents’ Celebration of Educational Excellence was designated to provide a $7,500 scholarship or more awarded to a USG institution in the company name. This 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 in this year alone.
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
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