Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of Undergraduate Admissions has awarded One UGA Scholarships to 35 incoming freshmen for the 2008-2009 academic year.
Because the university recognizes the value of a broadly diverse educational environment for all students, these scholarships are provided to academically outstanding incoming students who will contribute to the diversity of the freshmen class. Diversity at the University of Georgia is defined as students who contribute to the geographic, linguistic, experiential and racial/ethnic diversity of the campus. Preference was given to those who are first in their family to attend college.
This award provides $1,500 per year in addition to the HOPE scholarship to Georgia high school graduates. Out-of-state recipients also receive a full or partial Regents Waiver of the out-of-state fee.
The scholarship is renewable for an additional three years as long as students maintain certain academic standards.
For general information on scholarships, see http://www.admissions.uga.edu.
The 2008 One UGA Scholars are:
From Georgia (listed alphabetically by county),
Name, Hometown, High School, Parent(s)
George Dyke, Winder, Winder-Barrow High School, George & Alexis Dyke
Gabriela Mendoza, Statham, Winder-Barrow High School, Alberto Mendoza & Melania Saucedo
Luke Ingram, Richmond Hill, Richmond Hill High School, Mr. & Mrs. Wallace & Fredda Ingram
Xiu Lin, Metter, Metter High School, Mr. & Mrs. Zeng Wu Lin & Qin Yun Lin
Claire Elliott, Savannah, Sol C. Johnson High School, Caitlin Elliott
Anthony Valle, Canton, Cherokee High School, Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Valle
Paloma Baldovinos, Jonesboro, Lovejoy High School, Jose & Maria Valdovinos
Kieu Nguyen, Jonesboro, Jonesboro High School, Minh Nguyen & Xuan Vu
Robert Derenthal, Marietta, Hillgrove High School, Susan Rebecca Lockhart
Kathryn Ingall, Marietta, Lassiter High School, Ms. Tina Ingall
Debbie Kuo, Marietta, Alan C. Pope High School, CK & Nai-Chia Kuo
Devon Baker, Decatur, Jumeirah College (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Mr. & Mrs. Ross Baker
Melissa Brown, Avondale , Chamblee High School, Clive & Carmen Brown
Christopher Collier, Atlanta, Henry W. Grady High School, Samuel Collier &
Stephanie Rattanong, Tucker, Lakeside High School, Ms. Rhonda Luang
Jenny Brickman, Atlanta, Paideia School, Virginia Brickman
Allison Falkenstrom, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee High School, Lee Falkenstrom
Gordon Robbins, Atlanta, North Springs High School, Doug & Mollie Robbins
Stephanie Landaverde , East Ellijay, Gilmer High School, Roxanna Casas & Domingo Landaverde
Bessy Baby, Snellville, South Gwinnett High School, Mr. & Mrs. Baby O. Peringattuparampil & Lissy P. Yeldho
Susana Baker, Lawrenceville, Collins Hill High School, Kin & Patty Baker
Mary Hardin, Norcross, Wesleyan School, Michael & Janet Hardin
Amnah Hillou, Lawrenceville, Mill Creek High School, Mr. & Mrs. Muhammad Hillou
Nam Huynh, Lawrenceville, Central Gwinnett High School, Kham Huynh &
Duane Jurma, Lawrenceville, Grayson High School, Mr. & Mrs. Cornell &
Alan Lee, Berkeley Lake, Duluth High School, Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Kay Lee
Parth Patel, Norcross, Meadowcreek High School, Mr. Navin D. Patel
Sarah Vakili , Duluth, Peachtree Ridge High School, Fari & Emily Vakili
Maricela Jimenez, Gainesville, Chestatee High School, Jose Jimenez
Saranya Venkatachalam, Columbus, Columbus High School, Kannappan Venkatachalam
Stephanie Kemp, Sylvania, Screven County High School, Mr. & Mrs. Burton Kemp Jr.
Kristina Black, Hiawassee, Towns County High School, John & Shawn Black
Megan Mathews, Newton, Pa., Council Rock High School North, John & Kristin Mathews
Andy Smith, Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands , Ivanna Eudra Kean High School, Mare J. Smith
Casey Thevenot, Bethesda, Md., Walt Whitman High School, Wayne & Laura Thevenot