FACS Connection - January 6, 2017

January 6th, 2017 Author: Cara Simmons  |  706-542-4847  |  More about Cara


  1. Scholarships: FACS Academic And Study Away Scholarships
  2. Save the Date: FACS Day at the Capitol
  3. Announcement: Dawson Drop-Ins
  4. Announcement: Visit UGA FACS
  5. Announcement: Pre-Health Advising Office
  6. Announcement: 2017 Collegiate Leadership Conference
  7. Internship: Startup Internship Program
  8. Giving Back: Dawgs for Albany
  9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

1. Scholarship: FACS Academic And Study Away Scholarships

As a major in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences you have access to exclusive FACS scholarships.  Visit the FACS Scholarships page for more information and to apply to study away and undergraduate scholarships.

Study Away

The application for study away scholarships is now available.  Study Away (international and domestic) scholarships help cover the cost of your trip.

The deadline is January 27, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.


  1. You must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student majoring in a FACS degree program and a participant of a FACS-approved study away program, which includes both international and domestic destinations.  
  2. Any scholarship criteria that mentions enrollment in a specific major as a condition for eligibility requires that you be admitted to the major.
  3. To be awarded, you must meet any additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship eligibility requirements as stipulated in the fund agreement. 
  4. You will need to ask one faculty member for a reference. Follow the directions for submitting your online application, which includes the reference form, to your faculty reference.


The application for undergraduate scholarships is now available. Scholarships can help pay for tuition, books, fees, housing, and meal plans.  In 2016, 46 of 53 applicants received scholarships with an average amount of $1,586.  Seventy-five percent of FACS scholarships DO NOT require demonstrated financial need.  We have scholarships for all majors in FACS, students with a 4-H background, UGA athletes and cheerleaders, transfers from ABAC, students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, students involved in clubs and organizations within FACS and UGA, students from Coffee, Colquitt, Johnson, Oglethorpe, Toombs or Washington counties.

The deadline is February 27, 2017, by 5:00 p.m.


  1. Be admitted into an approved undergraduate major in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  2. Approximately ¼ of the scholarships are need based and require that you have completed a FAFSA for the upcoming academic year. 
  3. Meet any additional criteria that are specific to the scholarship eligibility requirements as stipulated in the fund agreement. View Scholarship List to check additional criteria.
  4. We must receive two signed letters of recommendation by the deadline.  These can be mailed directly to Associate Dean of Academic Programs, ATTN: Scholarship Reference, 305 Sanford Drive, 224 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602 or e-mailed to Carol Halstead.

2. Save the Date: FACS Day at the Capitol

Save the date for the 2017 FACs Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 16 from 7am-5pm in Atlanta.

Registration opens soon.  The event fills up quickly and you don’t want to miss out!

3. Announcement: Dawson Drop-Ins

Thinking about changing your major?  Adding a minor?  Have a quick question that can’t wait until your next advising appointment?  We’ve got you covered with Dawson Drop-ins!

Meet with an academic advisor in 112 Dawson on a first-come, first-served basis.  Dawson Drop-in hours are:

Mondays and Wednesday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Please note drop-in hours are not a substitution for a regular advising appointment.  Students will not be cleared to register during drop-in hours.

If any of your friends are considering changing to or adding a major in FACS, this is a great opportunity to discuss a major without any commitment.  So please pass on this information to anyone who might be interested.  Thanks!

4. Announcement: Visit UGA FACS

FACS loves you!  Do you love FACS?  Tell your non-FACS friends, current UGA students, or prospective high school or transfer students how awesome your college is and have them visit us at an upcoming FACS Information. We have 10 sessions this spring.  Click on the image below for more information. 

5. Announcement: Pre-Health Advising Office

We welcome any and all UGA students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare—including careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, nursing, and allied health (PA, PT, OT, etc.). 

To make an appointment with our office, please visit the homepage of our website: prehealth.uga.edu.  Our walk-in schedule for Spring 2017 can be found here: Pre-Health Walk-in’s

Finally, we have an Applicant Orientation scheduled for January 18. It will be held from 3:30pm – 5:30pm in Wilson 120 (Old Pharmacy).  Applicant orientations are meant for pre-med and pre-dental students preparing to apply during the upcoming 2017-2018 cycle. Additional orientations will be held each month this semester and the slides are available here.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

6. Announcement: 2017 Collegiate Leadership Conference

The Collegiate Leadership Conference passionately believes in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. In fact, the sole mission of the Collegiate Leadership Conference is designed to enhance the leadership skills and abilities of undergraduate students from all disciplines to better spread great ideas and foster leadership. This annual conference offers students the opportunity to network, share ideas, and exchange information in regard to their campuses and their leadership experiences.

Registration for the conference is open and we’re welcoming students to join us in engaging workshops, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, and case study competitions on Saturday, January 21st.

Click here for additional conference information.

7. Internship: Startup Internship Program

Join Over 100 Companies We've Helped Go From The Back Of A Napkin To The Masses

Forget an internship where you need to drive 2 hours, sit in traffic, and never learn about any aspect of the company except the one you are working on.  Join the Startup Internship Program (SIP) and get exposed to amazing, local companies. Peek inside not just the inner workings of the company you’re working with, but nearly a dozen other Athens companies. Each week, you’ll hear from one company founder on a topic relevant to their company, hear from an intern at another company about a topic they’re working on, and get to network with other entrepreneurs and student interns.

Visit Four Athens SIP for additional information.

8. Giving Back: Dawgs for Albany

Albany, Georgia was hit by a bad storm earlier this week and many will be displaced and without power for 2 more weeks. Donation collections begin today! There's a need for water, hygiene items, and blankets as temperatures are dropping fast. They are asking for blankets, hygiene items, and bottled water. There is also a food shortage, so nonperishables are needed too. A shipment should be ready to go by Monday at 2pm if not sooner. Thank you all in advance for your kindness and consideration.

For more information, contact Alex Van Dyke at ajvandyke13@uga.edu.

9. FACS Events Pick of the Week!

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