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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

Dahlonega Campus 

The Choate Family Presidential Scholarship and the William P. Roberts Presidential 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. Two 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

Current Recipient

Choate Family Presidential Scholarship

Scholarship recipient Melanie Mead

Melony Mead

Melony Marie Mead is the fall 2017 winner of the Choate Scholarship. Melony is a science major on the Dahlonega campus. Before coming to UNG, she spent the summer working on a fishing vessel off of Alaska's Aleutian chain.


Russell Scholarship

Gainesville or Oconee Campus

The needs-based Russell scholarship is awarded competitively to one student each fall, at either the Gainesville or Oconee Campus.

To be eligible for this award, a student must have received indication of acceptance by University of North Georgia for fall enrollment in an associate’s program, and must have been accepted into the UNG Honors Program for the upcoming academic year.

Students accepted into the Honors Program at the Gainesville or Oconee Campus will automatically be considered for this scholarship. One recipient is selected each year for this award.

For each recipient, the scholarship is renewable for two years of study at the associate’s level, as long as the student remains in good standing with the Honors Program and continues to exhibit financial need.

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