The Friends of Oxford campaign was established to provide all those who may wish to help support the Program throughout the year. While the fund is designated for general use, it is most often utilized in recruitment, alumni activities, and other events designed to help raise the profile of the Program within a variety of communities at UGA and throughout the US. Monies from this fund will help with the development of curriculum and therefore will help expand the already broad reach of the UGA at Oxford Program into schools and colleges here at UGA that we do not yet serve.
The Ploughman Endowed Scholarship Fund named for a character in Chaucer's The Canterbury Taleswas 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. Preference for awards is given to well-qualified first generation college students from the State of Georgia or the South-Eastern United States. All well-qualified English and humanities majors are, however, encouraged to apply for the 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 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 will be determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
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 main office:
326A Park Hall
Athens, GA 30602