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Scholarships

The Department of Poultry Science has a number of scholarships for undergraduates majoring in poultry science or avian biology.  These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and participation in departmental activities which includes but is not limited to participation in the Poultry Science Club and its activities.  To apply for the poultry science scholarships, please fill out this online form by March 1st. Read more about the scholarships offered below.

Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Gay Memorial Fund

  • Amount: $500 - $700 
  • Qualifications: Junior or Senior Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship, leadership, and participation in Poultry Department activities.
  • Purpose: Established in 1979 as a memorial fund to honor Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gay. Mr. Gay was an active member of the Georgia egg industry and United Egg Producers initiated the scholarship fund in view of Mr. Gay's contributions to the Georgia Egg Industry. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide assistance for students in Poultry Science based on criteria listed above. Preference is given to Georgia residents.

Roy and Maye Durr Scholarship

  • Amount: $500 - $700 
  • Qualifications: Junior or Senior Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship, leadership, and interest and participation in Poultry Department activities.
  • Purpose: Established in 1978 by the Georgia Egg Association and the Georgia Poultry Federation in honor of Ray Durr and his wife Maye Durr in recognition of his leadership in the development of the poultry and egg industry in Georgia and nationally.

Assist Scholarship Fund

  • Amount: $500 
  • Qualifications: Junior Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Academic merit, leadership potential, and interest in poultry industry.
  • Purpose: Established by Dr. Stan Savage, member of Poultry Extension Faculty, to encourage students to major in Poultry Science and prepare for a career in the poultry industry.

Hubbard Farms Charitable Foundation

  • Amount: $3,000 
  • Qualifications: Senior Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Outstanding senior student enrolled in Poultry Science.
  • Purpose: Established in 1974 by Hubbard Farms to recognize outstanding achievement of a Senior Poultry Science major at The University of Georgia.

Harrison Poultry Science Scholarship

  • Amount: $800 - $1,500 
  • Qualifications: Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship, leadership potential, and involvement in Department activities and interest in the poultry industry.
  • Purpose: Established in 1991 by a $25,000 donation from Mr. Harold Harrison of Harrison Poultry Inc. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage enrollment in Poultry Science and to provide financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Poultry Science.

Till M. Huston Scholarship

  • Amount: $600 - $800 
  • Qualifications: Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship, financial need, and interest and participation in poultry related activities.
  • Purpose: Established in 1980 to honor Dr. Till M. Huston's retirement from The University of Georgia Department of Poultry Science after more than 30 years of service to the University. The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize a junior or senior poultry student that has a genuine interest in the poultry industry and who has maintained a good GPA.

Charles M. Rose Memorial Scholarship (Graduate Student) 

  • Amount: $1,000 
  • Qualifications: Graduate Student Poultry Science Major 
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship, leadership, and interest in poultry industry.
  • Purpose: Established in 1990 in honor of Charlie Rose, a "dyed-in-the-wool" Bulldog. Scholarship given to a graduate student that has excelled in scholarship and extra curricular activities. Administered by Watt Publishing Company.

Department of Poultry Science Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Qualifications: Complete 2-year Poultry Science Program at Gainesville College
  • Awarded: Annually
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship and enrollment in 2-year Poultry Science Program at Gainesville College
  • Funds: Funds made available by Harold Ford Foundation of Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association to increase interest and recruit Poultry Science majors.