The Judith D. Shaw Endowed Scholarship Fund was established on January 7, 2005. The purpose of the Fund is to provide need-based scholarships through the Office of International Affairs for an academically-gifted student from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the Terry College of Business, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, or the School of Public and International Affairs, who would not be able to study in Oxford without financial assistance. Financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Georgia, will be a consideration. Recipients will be selected through competitive application process by the Oxford Scholarship Committee and the Program Director.
A completed application consists of an official transcript, two confidential academic letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members, an award statement from the Office of Student Financial Aid at UGA, an academic writing sample (at least 5 pages in length) preferably produced in a course taken with one of your recommenders, and a personal essay of 1,000 – 1,200 words describing your personal and professional aspirations and how the Oxford Program may contribute to their fulfillment. Please submit all materials to the main office, UGA at Oxford, 320 Park Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602. Your recommenders should write directly to the attention of The Scholarship Committee at the aforementioned main office address.
Scholarship application deadlines coincide with Program application deadlines; scholarship applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on 16 October 2015 (for SPIA 2016 awards), 16 October 2015 (for Spring 2016 awards), 22 January 2016 (for Junemester and Franklin/Grady/Terry Summer 2016 awards), and 4 March 2016 (for Fall 2016 awards).
If you would like more information about this scholarship or would like to speak informally about your application, please contact the main office by calling (706 542 2244) or visiting the UGA at Oxford Office (320 Park Hall).