FACS Connection - January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021
Author: April Bullard  | 706-542-4847  | More about April

A weekly digest of news, events, and opportunities for all undergraduate FACS students. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

  1. Dawg Check
  2. FACS Student Organization Bingo & Info Session
  3. Explore Study Away Day & Scholarship Deadlines
  4. FACS Pick of the Week
  5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad
  6. TEDxUGA: Welcome Back + Salon Series
  7. FACS Scholarship Opportunities

1. Dawg Check

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The University of Georgia is committed to a safe environment for its faculty, students, and staff. As a part of our commitment, we ask that you use DawgCheck to:


2. FACS Student Organization Bingo & Info Session

The Student Leadership and Advisory Council will be hosting two major events next week! Both events will be a chance for students to learn more about FACS student organizations, majors, study away programs, and more!

If you are interested in participating in the Student Organization Bingo, please register by Tuesday, January 26th at 5:00 p.m. Register here. You will receive a zoom link once you are registered. Student Organization Info Session registration will be available soon!


3. Explore Study Away Day & Scholarship Deadlines

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The Office of Global Engagement would like to announce our upcoming Explore Study Away Day on Thursday, January 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Students can also browse the website and join zoom info sessions with program directors and global education advisors! It's never too early to start planning!  Students Can Register to Attend Here.  

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·         Boren Fellowship: January 27th, Apply Here

·         Franklin International Scholarship Fund: February 5th, Apply Here

·         Thomson Study Abroad in Classics: February 10th, Apply Here

·         Linda J. Piper for Studies Abroad: February 10th, Apply Here

·         Germanic & Slavic Studies Travel Grants: Feb. 14th, Apply Here

·         OGE General Scholarship: Feb. 15th, Apply Here

·         Experiential Learning Scholarship: Feb. 15th, Apply Here

·         Asia-GA Internship Connection: Feb. 15th, Apply Here

·         FLAS Fellowship: Feb. 18th, Apply Here

·         Rowan Study Abroad Scholarship: Feb. 28th, Apply Here


4.  FACS Pick of the Week

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Apply to the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program!

Are you interested, but have questions? Wondering how this applies to your major or degree program? Join an upcoming virtual info session! A former Legislative Aide will attend to answer your questions. Check out former Aide experiences here.

Info Session

Tuesday, January 26th from 5:00-5:30 p.m. 

The program is a full-time spring semester fellowship experience in Atlanta at the Capitol. Fellows are paired with a local Athens area legislator. The program is experiential learning approved, comes with a $4,000 stipend, and integrates career and leadership development. We are accepting applications for 2021, 2022, and 2023. Email success@uga.edu or visit the Legislative Aide Leadership Fellows Program website to learn more.


5. UGA Cortona Study Abroad

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The University of Georgia's oldest study abroad program has been operating in the medieval Tuscan hill town of Cortona, Italy for more than 50 years. UGA Cortona offers an extensive list of studio art and art history courses, as well as classes in Italian, English, Women's Studies, Science, Business, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Agriculture. Earn UGA credit while living in Tuscany and traveling with the program to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Siena, Naples, Orvieto, Assisi, and many more!

Please see the UGA Cortona website for full program details and for scholarship information.


6. TEDxUGA: Welcome Back + Salon Series

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All Salons will premiere on TEDxUGA’s Facebook. Registration not required.


7.  FACS Scholarship Opportunities

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As a FACS major, you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships. Scholarships are gift aid, meaning you do not have to repay them. Visit the FACS Scholarship Page for more information and to apply!


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