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UGA welcomes seven students as Ramsey Scholars

The seven incoming Ramsey Scholars are (top row from left) Adeboye Adeoye, Claire Elizabeth Armstrong, Patrick Grant Chen, Liberty Catherine Jones, (lower row) Matthew Robert Motley, William Wallace Riley and Kunal Vohra.

Seven undergraduates for the incoming class of 2020-2021 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 1545, an average ACT of 34.8 and an average high school GPA of 4.16 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 awarded in-state students an annual stipend of $6,260 and the Zell Miller Scholarship, while out-of-state students receive an annual stipend of $10,260 and an out-of-state tuition waiver. Ramsey Scholars also receive travel-study grants for additional academic opportunities and funded spring travel-study trips.

The seven incoming Ramsey Scholars, listed below with their high school, hometown and major, bring the current number on campus to 32.

  • Adeboye Adeoye; Campbell High School; Kennesaw; economics
  • Claire Elizabeth Armstrong; Berkeley Preparatory School; Tampa, Florida; unspecified
  • Patrick Grant Chen; Wheeler High School; Marietta; biochemistry and molecular biology and computer science
  • Liberty Catherine Jones; Cambridge High School; Milton; biology
  • Matthew Robert Motley; Blue Valley North High School; Leawood, Kansas; computer science and music performance
  • William Wallace Riley; Spearfish High School; Spearfish, South Dakota; astrophysics and ocean science
  • Kunal Vohra; Alpharetta High School; Alpharetta; economics and mathematics

The Ramsey Honors Scholars 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