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.
|Swimming and Diving||9.9|
|Cross Country / Track and Field||12.6|
|Swimming and Diving||14|
|Cross Country / Track and Field||18|
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.
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.
A donor may endow a named scholarship for a University of Georgia student-athlete with a gift of $200,000. Although the donor cannot select specific scholarship recipients, he or she can designate his/her support to a specific sport.
Benefits of Giving
Donors to the Athletic Association Endowment Program are among the Athletic Association’s most important supporters. Because the support of the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program is over and above gifts to the William C. Hartman Fund, The Gymnastics Endowment Fund, and the Georgia Basketball Enhancement Fund, donors of full scholarships are recognized in special ways for their outstanding generosity:
- The donor’s name is permanently associated with the scholarship endowment.
- Recognition is provided in the Athletic Association and UGA Foundation publications.
- Donors are recognized at a half-time ceremony of a home football game.
- The donor’s name will be placed on the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program plaque, located in the Butts-Mehre Building.
- The donor will have the annual opportunity to meet the student-athlete selected to receive endowed scholarship.
The Athletic Association has a long-standing tradition of excellence because of the dedicated leadership of its coaches and administrators and the winning spirit exhibited by its student-athletes. Sharing in this heritage are the special alumni and friends who have given, at times sacrificially, to transform the dreams of aspiring UGA athletes into reality through scholarships.
Commit to the G Forever
The goal of an endowed coaching or administrative position is to ensure success continues for Georgia student-athletes past, present and future.
Endowments are the critical bridge that connects legendary names like Dooley, Magill, Murphy, Butts, Yoculan, Stegeman and Landers to our emerging legends and rising champions like Haack, Diaz and Bauerle – to name just a few.
An endowed gift supplies the University of Georgia Athletic Association with a perpetual source of income that provides the resources needed to attract and retain the nation’s top athletes, coaches and administrators. These funds exist to meet the ongoing needs of UGA’s varsity sports, and in many ways are the lifeblood of the Georgia athletic programs. Often, the difference between an average program and one that aspires to excel at the national level is a well-supported athletic endowment. A donor electing to provide an endowed gift is making a commitment to leave a lasting legacy for Georgia Athletics.
There are many ways to establish an endowment for a coaching or administrative position, and the arrangements for every gift can be personalized to fit your specific needs. The cost of an endowed salary ranges from $500,000 to $5 million depending on the specific position. Gifts for coaching and administrative endowments must be made in cash or through securities. The entire pledge must be donated in full to The Georgia Bulldog Club before any of the benefits can be provided to the donor.
- Named recognition in all materials where the position is listed or mentioned (press releases, media guides, website, etc.)
- Silver Circle membership benefits for gifts of $1 million and above
- Inclusion in UGA’s cumulative recognition society, The 1785 Society, for gifts of $1 million
- Recognition event for unveiling of named position
- Game recognition at relevant sport
- Invitation with a guest to UGAAA & The Georgia Bulldog Club functions
- Annual dinner or lunch with person/coach holding the named position
- Invitation to watch team practice
For additional information about UGA Athletics Coaching and Administrative endowments please contact a The Georgia Bulldog Club staff member at 877-423-2947.Back to top