2007 Ramsey Honors Scholars named by the University of Georgia

2007 Ramsey Honors Scholars named by the University of Georgia

Athens, Ga. – The class of 2011 at the University of Georgia will include 14 Ramsey Honors Scholars whose academic achievements and diverse extracurricular activities have garnered them this prominent financial award.

The Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered by UGA. The scholarships were created by the trustees of the University of Georgia Foundation in 2000 and are named for the university’s most generous individual benefactor, Bernard Ramsey.

For high-achieving incoming freshmen, the award provides additional merit-based aid so that they can pursue their fields of interest in UGA’s academically rigorous Honors Program. The award includes an annual stipend of $4,500 for in-state students along with the HOPE Scholarship. Out-of-state students receive an annual $7,000 award plus out-of-state tuition waivers. Second- and third-year students in the program also are eligible for a $3,000 travel-study grant.

“We are very impressed by the strong academic credentials and the diverse talents these students possess,” said David S. Williams, director of UGA’s Honors Program. “We are eager to work with them.”

Ramsey Honors Scholars enjoy the academic and cultural opportunities the Honors Program has to offer. These activities include study abroad programs and one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty, especially on individual research projects in the students’ respective majors.

This year’s Ramsey Honors Scholars had an average SAT score of 1510. Their average high school grade point average is 4.15 on a 4.0 scale, which indicates extra points for advanced placement classes. Their high school academic and extracurricular records also are impressive.

“All of these students have the academic ability and potential to do very well,” said Steve Elliott-Gower, associate director of the Honors Program. “We’ll offer them guidance and encouragement, and help them take advantage of the many academic opportunities open to them at UGA.”

The scholarships are renewable for an additional three years as long as the students maintain a cumulative 3.5 grade point average and are in good standing with the Honors Program.

For more information on UGA’s Ramsey Honors Scholars program, visit


The 2007 Ramsey Honors Scholars are:

From Georgia

Name Hometown High School Parent(s)

Bleckley County

Andrew Watts Cochran Bleckley County High School Karen Watts & Gary Watts

Chatham County

Stephen Thompson Savannah Savannah Christian Preparatory School Andrew & Janet Thompson

Cobb County

Haylee Humes Marietta Lassiter High School Brian & Karen Humes

DeKalb County

John Otwell Dunwoody Dunwoody High School Harold & Dianne Otwell

Laura Wynn Dunwoody The Westminster Schools Reginald & Susan Wynn

Dougherty County

Marcus Hines Albany Albany High School Melvin & Brenda Hines

Fulton County

Jonathan Arogeti Atlanta Riverwood High School Joel & Beth Arogeti

Gwinnett County

Jung Kim Suwanee North Gwinnett High School Young & Yeong Kim

Mark Johnson Loganville Grayson High School Jay & Brenda Johnson

Nicole Nation Lilburn Parkview High School Don & Jean Nation

Houston County

Joseph Rimando Warner Robins Warner Robins High School Joe & Arlene Rimando

From Out-of-State

Name Hometown High School Parent(s)

Jason Berkowitz Houston, Texas Bellaire High School Michael & Mimi Berkowitz

Erika Parker Midlothian, Va. Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School Steven & Cristel Parker

Griffin Rice Locust, N.C. West Stanly High School Keith & Paula Griffin & Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rice