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President Michael F. Adams on need-based scholarships - From the President
December 2009 Issue
Michael F. Adams Q: Since most UGA students come in with the HOPE Scholarship and can keep it by maintaining a B average, why does the university need to provide further scholarships? A: First of all, remember that HOPE covers only tuition and some fees, and that both the fee structure and the room and board structure for pricing will continue to go up in future years. We have thousands of students with outstanding high school records who apply each year who need support for books, computers and basic living expenses among other needs. While some portions of our student body are affluent, there are certainly significant portions that need and deserve more financial aid than we can currently provide. Q: How has UGA sought funding for need-based aid? A: We’ve done something almost every day over the past 13 years. It ranges from direct personal appeals to fundraising letters to phone-a-thons to the use of endowment money. I remain …
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