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University awards Foundation Fellowships to 17 in Class of 2020

UGA has awarded 17 Foundation Fellowships to high-performing undergraduate students in the Class of 2020.

Administered by the UGA Honors Program, the Foundation Fellowship is the university’s premier academic s­cholarship; the recipients were selected from among 1,100 applicants.

They have an average SAT score of 1564 (math and verbal) and an average ACT score of 35, as well as an average high school grade point average of 4.22 on a 4.0 scale; extra points indicate advanced placement courses.

Through the fellowship, in-state students receive an annual stipend of $12,300 and the Zell Miller Scholarship. Out-of-state students receive an annual stipend of $20,000 and out-of-state tuition waivers. In addition to group travel-study experiences, including a Maymester study abroad at Oxford University and three spring trips, Fellows also receive $9,000 in individual travel grants and $1,750 to fund research and academic conference attendance and enroll in the UGA Honors Program.

The 17 Foundation Fellows in the Class of 2020 are:
• Avni Sheel Ahuja, Alpharetta High School, Alpharetta, biochemistry and molecular biology.
• McKenna Aliya Barney, Indian Springs School, Venetia, Pennsylvania, environmental economics and ­management.
• Rebecca L. Buechler, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Duluth, mathematics.
• Claire Martha Drosos, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio, finance.
• Montgomery Lloyd Fischer, Henry Sibley High School, South St. Paul, Minnesota, mathematics.
• Emma Marie Goldsmith, Deerfield-Windsor School, Albany, journalism.
• Nicole Marie Googe, Clarke Central High School, Athens, mathematics.
• Griffin Scott Hamstead, West High School, Knoxville, Tennessee, journalism.
• Mackenzie Rose Joy, Sequoyah High School, Woodstock, physics.
• John Gabriel Kolb, Atherton High School, Louisville, Kentucky, biology.
• Aditya Krishnaswamy, George Walton Comprehensive High School, Marietta, statistics.
• Nicolas Leis, Cambridge High School, Milton, ­economics.
• Jessica Yan Ma, Northview High School, Johns Creek, biology.
• Jon Mallory McRae III, Grace Christian Academy, Bainbridge, chemistry.
• Nina P. Reddy, Lambert High School, Suwanee, management.
• Margaret Grace Russo, Blue Valley North High School, Overland Park, Kansas, English.
• Andrew Dunivin Schmitt, Brighton High School, Rochester, New York, biochemistry and molecular biology.