Scholarships

UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarships

Several UGA Foundation Incentive Scholarships will be offered this year for UGA at Oxford program participants. These scholarships are awarded from funds made available to us by the generosity of the UGA Foundation and the UGA Alumni Association and will be awarded competitively on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

Scholarship application deadlines usually coincide with Program application deadlines. The deadline for the particular program for which you would like to apply for a scholarship can be found on the program details page.

If you would like more information about any of these scholarships or would like to speak informally about your application, please contact the main office by calling (706 542 2244) or visit the UGA at Oxford office at 1324 S. Lumpkin St, in the Office of Global Engagement.

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Judith D. Shaw Scholarship

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 Global Engagement 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 a competitive application process by the Scholarships Committee.

Applications are submitted in the StudyAway portal through the UGA at Oxford Endowed Scholarships page. In addition to the applicant questionnaire and acknowledgements, a completed application consists of two confidential academic letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members, a financial aid award statement based on a FAFSA for the current academic year, and an academic writing sample (5-10 pages in length) preferably produced in a course taken with one of your recommenders.

Scholarship application deadlines coincide with Program application deadlines. The deadline for the particular program for which you would like to apply for a scholarship can be found on the program details page.

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 at 1324 S. Lumpkin St, in the Office of Global Engagement.

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Woodlands Scholarship

The Woodlands Scholarship Fund was funded in order to provide support for students accepted into the UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program. Financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Georgia, shall be a consideration, but is not a requirement. Recipients will be selected through a competitive application process by the Scholarship Committee.

Applications are submitted in the StudyAway portal through the UGA at Oxford Endowed Scholarships page. In addition to the applicant questionnaire and acknowledgements, a completed application consists of two confidential academic letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members, a financial aid award statement based on a FAFSA for the current academic year, and an academic writing sample (5-10 pages in length) preferably produced in a course taken with one of your recommenders.

Scholarship application deadlines coincide with Program application deadlines. The deadline for the particular program for which you would like to apply for a scholarship can be found on the program details page.

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 at 1324 S. Lumpkin St, in the Office of Global Engagement.

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Ploughman Scholarship

The Ploughman Scholarship is generally $1,000. Please see below for more information. This scholarship is offered to English majors who have been accepted to participate on UGA at Oxford's Franklin Study Abroad Programs during the full semester.

The Ploughman Scholarship, named for a character in Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales was established in 1999 by Ken and Andrea Parris, who wanted to give students who would otherwise not be able to study abroad the opportunity to do so. The first Ploughman Scholarship was awarded in 2000. Neither of the Parrises participated in UGA at Oxford as students at the University of Georgia, but Ken Parris became acquainted with Dr. Shaw in the early eighties when he enrolled in her class on Chaucer. At that time, he was particularly impressed with Chaucer's ploughman, an ideal, hard-working, Christian character. Today, Ken Parris travels around the world putting together strategic partnerships as a businessman involved in merchant and investment banking, and his admiration for Chaucer's character has grown. "That character is the one that sticks with you," says Parris, who feels that the ploughman's faithful humility and honesty are lacking in today's society.  "These are things that young people should aspire to develop," says Parris.

Parris’s own experience in international travel has led him to realize that exposure to and an understanding of different peoples and cultures helps to instill qualities of humanism, charity, and tolerance. “All travel is eye-opening,” he says. “It creates the appetite for more. The more you travel, the better informed you are.” It is this belief that has inspired the Parrises to support UGA at Oxford, UGA’s most comprehensive academic study abroad program located in one of the great centers of humanistic learning in the world. “It’s a great program which offers students something they can’t get in Athens.” He suggests that students consider the following passage from T.S. Eliot:

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.--From The Four Quartets, ‘Little Gidding’, ll. 239-242

“When you step off the train in Oxford, it all comes together,” adds Parris.

According to the terms of the Parrises’ bequest, preference will be given to well-qualified first generation college students from the State of Georgia or the South-Eastern United States. All well-qualified English majors are, however, encouraged to apply for the scholarship.

Applications are submitted in the StudyAway portal through the UGA at Oxford Endowed Scholarships page. In addition to the applicant questionnaire and acknowledgements, a completed application consists of two confidential academic letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members, a financial aid award statement based on a FAFSA for the current academic year, an academic writing sample (5-10 pages in length) preferably produced in a course taken with one of your recommenders, and a personal statement, 1,000 – 1,200 words in length which describes your aspirations and how you strive to fulfill the ideals of Chaucer’s character in your daily life.

Scholarship application deadlines coincide with Program application deadlines. The deadline for the particular program for which you would like to apply for a scholarship can be found on the program details page.

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John D. Bradshaw Scholarship

The John D. Bradshaw Scholarship is named for our co-Founder, Professor David Bradshaw, who taught thousands of UGA students in his 20+ years with our Program and at the time of his passing in 2016 was one of the most highly-respected members of the University of Oxford faculty. Financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Georgia, shall be a consideration. Recipients will be selected through a competitive application process by the Scholarship Committee.

Applications are submitted in the StudyAway portal through the UGA at Oxford Endowed Scholarships page. In addition to the applicant questionnaire and acknowledgements, a completed application consists of two confidential academic letters of recommendation from UGA faculty members, a financial aid award statement based on a FAFSA for the current academic year, and an academic writing sample (5-10 pages in length) preferably produced in a course taken with one of your recommenders.

Scholarship application deadlines coincide with Program application deadlines. The deadline for the particular program for which you would like to apply for a scholarship can be found on the program details page.

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 at 1324 S. Lumpkin St, in the Office of Global Engagement.

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More Opportunities

Student Employment

It is possible to work for the UGA at Oxford Program upon return and completion of the Program. The position generally requires employment in the International Centers Unit of the Office of Global Engagement.

To inquire about this position, please e-mail the UGA at Oxford Program, oxford@uga.edu.

Other scholarships and funding sources

In addition to the scholarships which exist specifically for the UGA at Oxford program, there are a number of other scholarships availabe at the UGA, state and national level. These are listed on the Office of Global Engagement's web portal, UGA StudyAway, and can be found by following the links below:

Make an Impact

Support the Program

If you are reading this message, then you are one among an important group of friends and alumni of the UGA at Oxford Program. If you or your child have been on the Program, then you also know exactly what opportunities it provides for the UGA community. Without saying a word, UGA at Oxford alumni are our best advertisements, returning to Athens and their “normal” lives with an increased sense of self-confidence, a heightened dedication to their studies, and a greater belief in their own abilities. You needn't take our word for it, either; click on the video below to hear from the students themselves.

Student Testimonials

This emphasis on personal accountability, commitment, and a genuine belief in the ability of each and every student at UGA to exceed the expectations of some of the most demanding faculty in the world at the oldest English-language University in the world is our most basic tenet. No less genuine, however, is our absolute commitment to afford this opportunity to many, many others for years to come.

Whether through scholarship endowments or general support, your donations and pledges to the UGA at Oxford Program can demonstrate your commitment to join us in that cause. For the first time in our history, the Program has launched an annual campaign initiative. Considering the strong testimonial statements from students like these (please view the videos at right), stories from some of our more recent program participants, and your own hopefully unforgettable time with us, we hope you will be inspired to support others in this endeavor, no matter what the amount.

Won’t you join other UGA at Oxford alumni and friends in furthering our engagement with the University and expanding the opportunities that we can provide to students all over our State?

For more information and giving options, please consider the giving options below, and know that we cannot thank you enough for your support!

The Friends of Oxford fund is designed to support the Program day-to-day, providing access to cultural sites, student travel support, Oxford faculty travel to Athens, and to assist with special projects and events.

 

The Ploughman Endowed Scholarship Fund is awarded to first-generation college students with interest in the humanties who attend a semester Program. It focuses on awarding a student who best exhibits the pious, hard-working characteristics of Chaucer’s Ploughman, featured in The Canterbury Tales.

 

The Judith D. Shaw Endowed Scholarship Fund is named after our Program’s co-Founder, and is a need-based award for any of our Program participants. Dr. Shaw was dedicated to our core principle of making the Program opportunity available to the widest possible student population at UGA.

 

The John D. Bradshaw Scholarship is named for our co-Founder, Professor David Bradshaw, who taught thousands of UGA students in his 20+ years with our Program and at the time of his passing in 2016 was one of the most highly-respected members of the University of Oxford faculty.

 

The Woodlands Scholarship was created in order to support all students accepted into the Program from any major or program of study at UGA. Financial need, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid at the UGA, is a significant consideration.

 

For more information on other ways to contribute to the ongoing success of the UGA at Oxford Program, please feel free to contact us in the Office of Global Engagement:
1324 S. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA 30602
phone: 706.542.2244
email: oxford@uga.edu


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