Nine undergraduates for the incoming class of 2018-2019 are attending the University of Georgia through the Ramsey Honors Scholarship, one of the highest awards the university grants its students.
These new Ramsey Honors Scholars had an average SAT of 1586, an average ACT of 34.5 and an average high school GPA of 4.22 on a 4.0 scale—extra points indicate advanced placement courses.
Administered by the UGA Honors Program, the Ramsey Honors Scholars program was created by UGA Foundation trustees in 2000 and recognizes the university’s most generous individual benefactor to date, Bernard Ramsey, the former chairman of Merrill Lynch and a 1937 graduate of UGA’s Terry College of Business.
The scholarship awards in-state students an annual stipend of $6,160 and the Zell Miller Scholarship, while out-of-state students receive an annual stipend of $10,160 and an out-of-state tuition waiver. Ramsey Scholars also receive $3,000 in travel-study grants for additional academic opportunities and four funded spring service-learning trips.
The nine incoming Ramsey Scholars, listed below with their high school, hometown and major, bring the current number on campus to 36.
- Yehia Abdelsamad; Baker Early College; Wilsonville, Oregon; biology.
- Marshall Dean Berton; North Springs Charter High School; Sandy Springs; business and international affairs.
- Rosasharn Lilly Brown; Weber School; Marietta; political science.
- Alex Joshua Eldridge; Dunwoody High School; Dunwoody; mathematics.
- Rachel Aubrey Mattson; Hampton High School; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; biochemistry.
- Eric Nathan Miller; North Springs Charter High School; Sandy Springs; computer science and mathematics.
- Austin Michael Stack; Research Triangle High School; Morrisville, North Carolina; biochemical engineering.
- William Frank Swenton III; Cambridge High School; Milton; genetics.
- Garrett H. Williams; Liberty North High School; Kansas City, Missouri; finance.
The Ramsey Honors Scholars are enrolled in the UGA Honors Program, which had 745 new students this fall. Overall, these new Honors students had an average high school GPA of 4.11, an average SAT of 1510 and an average ACT of 33.7.