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The Honors Program provides partial stipends for study abroad on a competitive basis. Students should contact their campus director for more information.

Presidential Scholarships

The Choate Family Presidential Scholarship, the William P. Roberts Presidential Scholarship, and the Alexander Brevard Russell Scholarship are awarded competitively to the most academically qualified incoming freshmen.

Incoming first-year students accepted into the UNG Honors Program are automatically considered for these scholarships. Three to four students are selected each year for these awards.

Scholars receive up to $1,000 per year, renewable for up to four years of study, depending on degree track. At present, Presidential Scholarships are available on the Dahlonega Campus only.

Scholarship Renewal
Presidential Scholarships are available for up to 12 semesters, renewed annually, provided recipients meet the following:
  • Be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester (fall and spring)
  • Maintain good standing in the Honors Program
Notification of Awards

Recipients of Presidential Scholarships will be notified by March 15.

If you have any questions, please send an email to

2020 Recipients

William P. Roberts Presidential Scholarships

andrew-bement-web.jpgAndrew BeMent

Andrew is an incoming freshman cadet and a Private First Class in the Army National Guard. He will be majoring in chemistry with a focus in pre-pharmacy. He plans to join the Aggressor Platoon and also plans to join a community service organization. Andrew exemplifies the qualities for this scholarship as a freshman cadet interested in STEM with a strong leadership quality and interest in volunteer service. At the end of his four years in the cadet program, he plans to become an officer in a medical or intelligence specialty.

Mark Cordovado

Mark is a freshman cadet majoring in international relations with an interest in American and European history and government.  He is an officer in the UNG debate club and enjoys guidance from his favorite professor, Dr. Tom Preston, who teaches communications.  He is also enrolled in the Honors Program and likes to set goals and accomplish them.  He enjoys travel having visited France Costa Rica, Canada and Mexico. Next year, he is looking forward to participating in the army exchange program in Romania at their military academy. 

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