Feb. 7, 2014
The Georgia Bulldog Club is the fundraising arm of the University of Georgia Athletic Association. Its purpose is to provide student-athlete scholarships, first-class facilities and the financial support necessary for each of UGA's 21 varsity sport programs. The club is currently working hard towards endowing 100% of the student-athlete scholarships, a campaign that will allow UGA to best support our long-standing tradition of athletic and academic excellence.
In a continued effort to demonstrate exactly who and what this campaign supports, The Georgia Bulldog Club featured Chelsea Davis (Gymnastics) and Kosta Vavlas (Football) as January's male and female student-athlete of the month for their achievements on the field, in the classroom and throughout the community. To read about the achievements of these student-athletes and why they were selected click here.
Both Chelsea and Kosta, along with 176 other student-athletes, receive endowed scholarship support. In 2013 scholarships for student-athletes cost over $9 million and covered tuition, fees, room, board and books. These scholarships are funded solely by the Athletic Association-- no University, state or federal revenues can be used. As expenses continue to increase, the Athletic Association must prudently keep costs down, while improving the quality of its athletic programs.
The Georgia Bulldog Club's effort to endow 100% of the student-athlete scholarships will be an extremely significant step in assisting the athletic department in keeping costs down while simultaneously improving the quality of its athletic programs to remain on par with the most elite programs in the nation. Currently, only 11% of that cost is funded through the generous contributions of members of The Georgia Bulldog Club. To learn more about endowing scholarships and why it is necessary to uphold the championship tradition of Georgia Athletics click here.
To join The Georgia Bulldog Club and learn more about all the ways you can ensure UGA is able to continue to recruit and support student-athletes like Chelsea and Kosta call 1-877-423-2947 or visit their website, www.thegeorgiabulldogclub.com.