Scholarship Endowment

Today, University of Georgia student-athletes have a tremendous championship tradition to uphold. They carry the spirit and the pride for all students, alumni and supporters of our great University. Extraordinary athletic performances continue to stand out in our minds — grand moments of magnificent Bulldog victories. Often, it is Georgia’s student-athletes who create the first and most lasting impression of the University of Georgia.

Student-athletes, men and women alike, represent the University of Georgia not only on athletic teams — which compete at a state, regional and national level — but also in classrooms across the campus. The tradition of athletic and academic excellence at the University is made possible by scholarships that provide these young people the opportunity to become successful, well-educated citizens, distinguished alumni and supporters of the University of Georgia.

Scholarships allowed by the NCAA by sport

These charts list varsity sports at the University of Georgia through which a donor may endow a scholarship. The list also notes the maximum number of NCAA Athletic scholarships an institution is allowed to offer.

Men's Sports  
Baseball 11.7
Basketball 13
Football 85
Golf 4.5
Swimming & Diving 9.9
Tennis 4.5
Cross Country/Track & Field 12.6
Women's Sports  
Basketball 15
Equestrian 15
Golf 6
Gymnastics 12
Soccer 14
Softball 12
Swimming & Diving 14
Tennis 8
Cross Country/Track & Field 18
Volleyball 12

The University of Georgia Athletic Association annually awards scholarships to approximately 600 student-athletes. These scholarships, which cover tuition, fees, room, board and books, cost the Athletic Association just under $9 million annually. With a little over 200 named scholarship endowments, that tuition bill is partially offset by the interest revenue generated by these endowments.

In addition, the University of Georgia Athletic Association awards the maximum number of scholarships per sport as allowed by the NCAA.

Endowment Graph

Scholarships are funded by the Athletic Association. Full costs of in-state and out-of-state tuition are paid by the Athletic Association — no University, state or federal revenues can be used. However, generous contributions from alumni and friends are relied upon to meet our scholarship funding requirements.

For more information, read about endowment opportunities and the benefits of giving.

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