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UGA names 20 new Foundation Fellows

New Foundation Fellows are (from top left) William Cole Boomberg, Theron E. Camp, Audrey Violet Conner, Natasha Dörr-Kapczynski, Emilio Dante Ferrara IV, Jason Germaine Hawkins, Cassidy Jean Hettesheimer, (second row), Evan Sidney Johnson, Daniel Greer Klein, Matthew Jeffrey Li, Khushi Harshkumar Mehta, Sophia Maria Milazzo, Eniola Olujumoke Olubunmi, Ashni M. Patel (third row) Caroline Emma Schneider, Emily Paula Spector, Maxwell Booth White, Charlotte Conway Williams, Joseph Logan Williamson and Thomas Elliot Williamson.

This fall, the University of Georgia welcomed 20 of the top students from around the nation into its incoming class for 2020-2021 through the Foundation Fellowship, the highest academic scholarship the university awards.

These new Foundation Fellows had an average SAT of 1544, an average ACT of 34.9 and an average high school GPA of 4.21 on a 4.0 scale—extra points indicate advanced placement courses.

Administered by the UGA Honors Program, the Foundation Fellowship was created in 1972 by trustees of the UGA Foundation to enrich the educational experience of outstanding undergraduates. This year’s recipients were selected from 800-plus applicants.

Through the Fellowship, in-state students receive an annual stipend of $12,400 and the Zell Miller Scholarship. Out-of-state students receive an annual stipend of $20,400 and out-of-state tuition waivers. In addition to group travel-study experiences, including a Maymester study abroad at Oxford University and three spring trips, Fellows also receive individual travel grants and funding for research and academic conference attendance.

The 20 new Foundation Fellows, listed below with their high school, hometown and major, bring the total number of current recipients to 97.

  • William Cole Boomberg; Lowndes High School; Lake Park; biology and psychology
  • Theron E. Camp; Clarke Central High School; Athens; unspecified
  • Audrey Violet Conner; Tift County High School; Tifton; chemistry and mathematics
  • Natasha Dörr-Kapczynski; Campbell High School; Smyrna; international affairs and Romance languages
  • Emilio Dante Ferrara IV; Lovett School; Atlanta; biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Jason Germaine Hawkins; Academy for Classical Education; Macon; English and management information systems
  • Cassidy Jean Hettesheimer; Mill Creek High School; Dacula; entertainment and media studies
  • Evan Sidney Johnson; North Gwinnett High School; Suwanee; biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Daniel Greer Klein; Sylvania Northview High School; Sylvania, Ohio; biochemistry and molecular biology and political science
  • Matthew Jeffrey Li; Adlai E. Stevenson High School; Buffalo Grove, Illinois; biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Khushi Harshkumar Mehta; North Gwinnett High School; Suwanee; economics
  • Sophia Maria Milazzo; Victor Central High School; Victor, New York; unspecified
  • Eniola Olujumoke Olubunmi; The Ambassadors College; Ota, Ogun, Nigeria; accounting and international business
  • Ashni M. Patel; Coffee High School; Douglas; data science and international affairs
  • Caroline Emma Schneider; The Weber School; Atlanta; political science
  • Emily Paula Spector; New Albany High School; New Albany, Ohio; genetics
  • Maxwell Booth White; Thomasville High School; Thomasville; cognitive science and economics
  • Charlotte Conway Williams; Isidore Newman School; New Orleans, Louisiana; unspecified
  • Joseph Logan Williamson; Athens Academy; Athens; political science
  • Thomas Elliot Williamson; Athens Academy; Athens; economics

The Foundation Fellows are enrolled in the UGA Honors Program, which had 718 new students this fall. Overall, new Honors students had an average high school GPA of 4.06, an average SAT of 1517 and an average ACT of 34 (English and math only).

For more information about the UGA Honors Program and the scholarships it administers, visit