Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Gives $1.5 Million for Need-Based Aid at UGA
A $1.5 million donation will be used to help students in need at the University of Georgia. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has committed the funds to be used in two programs. The College of Pharmacy will receive $1 million to support pharmacy students facing financial hardships. A separate gift of $500,000, which will be matched by the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program, will establish five need-based scholarships to benefit UGA students from Atlanta’s historic Westside neighborhoods.
The College of Pharmacy will establish the Molly and Max Blank Student Enrichment Endowment. The Angela and Arthur M. Blank Scholarship Fund has already awarded scholarships to three first-year students and two additional undergraduate students.
During a September 27th media briefing, President Jere Morehead emphasized the importance of need-based aid in the campaign.
“I pointed out when we launched the capital campaign for the University of Georgia that increasing scholarship support was out top priority for the campaign, particularly support for our neediest students,” Morehead said. The goal of the Georgia Commitment Scholarship Program is to create as many as four to six hundred new need-based scholarship funds at the University of Georgia. for need-based
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has given more than $300 million to charitable organizations.