Athens, Ga. – Twenty-eight University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been selected to receive the One UGA Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Because the university recognizes the value of a broadly diverse educational environment for all students, the scholarship is provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshmen class. Preference was given to those who are first in their family to attend college.
The scholarship provides $1,500 per year in addition to the HOPE scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients also receive either a full or half Regents Waiver that covers all or half of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.
The award is renewable for an additional three years as long as the recipients maintain certain academic standards.
The 2010 One UGA Scholarship recipients are:
Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)
From Georgia (listed by county)
Andrea Beltran / Etowah High School / Edgardo Beltran and Hortensia Rodriguez
Yuliya Bila / Canton / Cherokee High School / Ihor Bilyy and Nataliya Bila
Inez Hein / Acworth / Kennesaw Mountain High School / Ricardo and Maria Hein
Natalie Thornton / Marietta / Kennesaw Mountain High School / Dale M. and Tracey Thornton
Dejuana Ford / Sharpsburg / Northgate High School / LaJuan and Deborah Ford
Atul Malyala / Tucker / Parkview High School / Ramesh and Srilatha Malyala
Maxwell Okunola / Stone Mountain / Woodward Academy / Remi and Rose Okunola
John Rodriguez / Guyton / South Effingham High School / Raymond and Liliana Williams
Teisha Reed / Elberton / Elbert County Comprehensive High School / Janice Calhoun and Tracy Reed
Christopher Gable / Buford / Mill Creek High School / Mike and Sharon Gable
Alexis Garcia / Duluth / Wesleyan School / Gaston and Michele Garcia
Elena James / Suwanee / Northview High School / James Thevalasseril and Elza James
Jane Jurma / Lawrenceville / Grayson High School / Cornell and Zoie Jurma
Marvin Pacheco / Lawrenceville / Berkmar High School / Joaquin and Zoila Pacheco
Tracy Phan / Lilburn / Parkview High School / Tung Phan and Nguyet Nguyen
Ishwarya Soundappan / Suwanne / North Gwinnett High School / Thoddannan and Sumathi Soundappan
Andrew Popovici / Flowery Branch / Flowery Branch High School / Christian and Sorina Popovici
Travis Whittaker / Hampton / Ola High School / Mark and Joy Whittaker
D’Ante Foreman / Rockmart / Rockmart High School / Meshawn Merrill
Tyler Bone / Augusta / Westminster School of Augusta / Thomas and Theresa Bone
Brandon Murphy / Sylvania / Screven County High School / David and Kathy Murphy
Terrance Rhodes / Crawfordville / Taliaferro County High School / Cedric and Sheila Harris
Alexandra Elgin / Birmingham, Ala. / Mountain Brook High School / Mark and Lynn Elgin
Sarah Hope / Asheville, N.C. / T.C. Roberson High School / Dolly McLean
Valerie Navarro / Midland, Texas / Midland High School / Jay and Rosario Carothers
Paige Owens / Paducah, Ky. / Paducah Tilghman High School / Dennis and Carolyn Owens
Jamie Spinella / Franklin, Miss. / Franklin High School / Matthew and Laura Spinella
Mary Stevenson / Memphis, Tenn. / St. Mary’s Episcopal School / Cleo and Prudence Stevenson Jr.
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu/.