In reviewing honors programs, we maintain stats on “prestigious scholarships”–Rhodes, Marshall, Gates, Truman, Goldwater, Udall, among others–which are won by students of leading state universities. Often, we cannot tell how many of those awards are earned by honors students at the schools, even though we know that many of them do win awards.
In the case of the outstanding honors program at the University of Georgia, we do know that a very high percentage of the many recent awards won by UGA students have gone to students in the honors program. UGA as an institution has also established a strong record overall.
Below is a list of the awards won by UGA honors students, just in the past two years. Bear in mind that only a very small number of Rhodes, Marshall, and Truman awards are granted in a given year–32 Rhodes, 40 Marshall, and 62 Truman scholars, nationwide, in the most recent year.
We also believe that a high number of Udall and Goldwater scholarships is a marker for institutional or program support for undergraduate research. UGA honors, working with the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (CURO) at the school, has been highly successful in recent years.
Goldwater–5 (plus an honorable mention)
Udall–5 (plus two honorable mentions)
See also these posts on our site:
Goldwater Scholars 2013: Public University Leaders
Udall Scholars 2013: Univ of New Mexico Leads, Georgia Best Last Two Years