student veterans with scholarships

UGA student veterans receive scholarships during Veterans Week Reception

Sixty-five scholarships totaling $48,000 were awarded to UGA’s student veterans during the annual Veterans Week Reception on Nov. 9 at the Tate Student Center. The annual ceremony is hosted by UGA’s Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and sponsored in part by the Reynolds Veterans Association (RVA).

Students receiving scholarships and their areas of study are as follows:

  • Reynolds Veterans Association Endowed Scholarship – Johnathan Anderson; Master of Accountancy; Derek Huff, Business Management
  • Corporal Evan Andrew Marshall Memorial Scholarship – Adam Drew, Health Promotion
  • Starlyn Endres, Juris Doctor; Parker George, Sociology; Wallace Jones, Master of Social Work
  • James and Jessica Whitley Scholarship – Stanley Mayfield, Consumer Economics/Financial Planning; Brian Ulbricht, Master of Public Administration
  • William C. and Maudie M. Huff Scholarship – Grant McDonald, Finance and Accounting
  • COL and Mrs. James A. Franklin Scholarship – Jonathan Florencio, Marketing; Frank Woods, Social Studies Education
  • Horton-DeVore Leadership Award – Jason Hedrick, Master of Business Administration
  • Dr. Harold and Muriel Berkman Foundation Scholarship – Shane Kozusko, Financial Planning
  • Richard and Sherry Barrett Scholarship – Dylan Cruz, Exercise and Sport Science
  • Kropp Student Veterans Scholarship – Gabriel Shaber, Finance
  • Richard Warner Award, Grit Award – Jason Badia, Financial Planning; Ricardo Bean, Master of Business Administration; Ben Causey, Juris Doctor; Blaise Gargiulo, Juris Doctor; Jordan Goolsby, Economics; Michael Hines, Juris Doctor; Jacob Lay, Master of Business Administration; Tyler Putt, Master of Science in Geography; Michael Reynolds, Juris Doctor; Allan Wiltshire, Master of Business Administration
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart – Matthew Riegle, Master of Natural Resources
  • George W. Brown, WWII Veteran Memorial Award – Brian Ulbricht; Master of Public Administration
  • Fiserv Student Veteran Scholarship – Caleb Ray; Financial Planning
  • BlackRock Student Veteran Scholarship – Thai Le, Management Information Systems
  • Lockheed Martin STEM Awards – Matthew Aluisio, Animal Health; Anthony Blankenship, Electrical Engineering; William Bradford, Mechanical Engineering; Thomas Carroll, Physics; Jamie Coppola, Biology; Caitlyn Davis, Nutritional Sciences; Joshua DeJongh, Mechanical Engineering; Kam Livingston, Forestry and Wildlife Biology; Brennen Sanders, Electrical Engineering; Nick Sesing, Master of Science in Chemistry; Holly Simon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Tucker Stonecypher, Master of Science in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development; Persia Tillman, Pharmacy; Andrew Wilson, Mechanical Engineering
  • Francis Wood Wilson Foundation – Charles Davis, Master of Natural Resources; Nicholas Dobie, Master of Business Administration; Alex Hill, Juris Doctor; Mensford Owusu, Master of Social Work; Julian Saviano, Juris Doctor
  • Wells Fargo Financial Services Award – Jordan Botte, International Affairs; Joseph Jung, Management Information Systems; Brian Mulwo, Master of Social Work
  • Parents Leadership Council Awards – Taylor Cielaszyk, Risk Management and Insurance; Austin Hollis, Consumer Economics; Eric Martin, Painting and Drawing; Josh Rayfield, Finance; Judah Robinson, Finance
  • Student Veterans Resource Center Excellence Awards – J.T. Carroll, Master of Business Administration; Patricia Fors, Juris Doctor; Tyerus Skala, Juris Doctor; Mason Strain, Master of Business Administration; Eric Williams, Master of Business Administration

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of our student veterans and pleased to offer these scholarships to help them offset the cost of their education,” said SVRC Director Jon Segars. “These awards represent the largest number of recipients in a single semester, and we are grateful to our generous donors who make these scholarships possible.”

In honor of Veterans Day, members of the Student Veterans Association at UGA placed 700 American flags at the UGA Memorial Garden adjacent to the Miller Learning Center in honor of the 700,000 military veterans currently residing in Georgia.

More than 200 student veterans are currently pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees at UGA.

The Student Veterans Resource Center is a department within UGA’s Division of Student Affairs and is administered by the Office of the Dean of Students. The Student Veterans Association is a registered student organization within the Tate Student Center’s department of Engagement, Leadership, and Service.

For more information, contact Jon Segars at 706-542-7872 or email