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UGA license plates raise more than $300,000 for need-based scholarships

UGA license plates have raised $314,030 for student scholarships in a little more than six months.

New UGA license plates featuring the “Power G” logo and the school’s red, black and silver colors were launched one year ago, and 1,366 new plates were issued between July 2013 and January of this year. Another 30,041 older UGA tags featuring the bulldog head were renewed during the same period. For each UGA tag sold or renewed, $10 is designated for Georgia Access Scholarships, a need-based award that is a major component of the Gateway to Georgia program.

Students from communities throughout the state now hold Georgia Access Scholarships and currently are attending UGA with the help of those awards. Since 2012, more than 500 Access Scholarship awards, which average $1,200 per recipient, per semester, have been provided to UGA students who may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of attending the state’s flagship institution of higher education.

New UGA Power G tags are available at local county tag offices for a one-time $25 manufacturing fee and an annual $35 special tag fee in addition to standard fees and taxes (if applicable).

While UGA bulldog head plates no longer are being manufactured and no new tags bearing that artwork are available, holders may renew them on a year-to-year basis. For Georgia citizens who have the older tags and wish to keep those plates, their annual renewals also provide $10 for the Georgia Access need-based scholarship fund.