Athens, Ga. – Twenty-one University of Georgia incoming freshmen have been selected to receive the Presidential Leadership Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.
The new scholarship, supported by UGA’s Athletic Association and awarded for the first time this year, recognizes academically outstanding undergraduate first-year students who demonstrate leadership potential.The scholarship provides $3,000 per year in addition to the HOPE scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients will also receive a Regents Waiver of the non-resident tuition differential for non-Georgia residents.
The award is renewable for an additional three years as long as the recipients maintain certain academic standards.
The 2010 Presidential Leadership Scholarship recipients are:
Name / Hometown / High School / Parent(s)
From Georgia (listed by county)
Sydnee Bush / Pooler / Herschel V. Jenkins High School / Jack and Kimberley Bush
Kathryn Back / Marietta / George Walton Comprehensive High School / Mike and Andrea Back
Andrew Dalton / Marietta / George Walton Comprehensive High School / Douglas and Dawn Dalton
Kyla Mohler / Marietta / Wheeler High School / Elena D. Mohler
Luben Raytchev / Marietta / Wheeler High School / Vassil and Krassimira Raytchev
Melissa Schoop / Marietta / Marietta High School / Michael Schoop and Kristina Clinton
Tia Ayele / Stone Mountain / Tucker High School / Tekle Ayele
Shannon Buckley / Atlanta / Paideia School / Patrick and Jodi Buckley
Patrick Mooney / Dunwoody / Marist School / John and Ann Mooney
Stephanie Word / Atlanta / Marist School / David and JoLynn Word
Cole Earnest / Cumming / South Forsyth High School / Stephen and Stacey Earnest
William Freeman / Atlanta / Greater Atlanta Christian School / Lee and Mary Scott Freeman
Rebecca Messinger / Roswell / Lassiter High School / Robert and Lisa Messinger
Katherine Plumblee / Atlanta / Westminster School / Scott and Heather Plumblee
Michael Ackerman / Lilburn / Brookwood High School / Mark and Susan Ackerman
Victoria Anderson / Lawrenceville / Brookwood High School / David and Margaret Anderson
Kimberly Yau / Lilburn / Brookwood High School / Sharon Yau
Robert Macdonell / Augusta / Westminster School of Augusta / Alex H. and Judith Macdonell III
Joel Howell / TyTy / Worth County High School / Joel Howell and Brenda Howell
Ian Berger / Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin High School / Brian Berger and Sarah Berger
Kelsie Stovall / New Orleans, La. / Benjamin Franklin High School / Gary and Tara Stovall
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu.