Terry Student Receives Prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship

Eilidh Geddess, an economics major at Terry College of Business at University of Georgia, was offered the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship this year. The fellowship recognizes and supports stand-out graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Geddes was selected from a pool of more than 16,000 applications nationwide.

“The University of Georgia’s academic programs in the STEM disciplines are among the best in the nation,” said UGA President Jere W. Morehead to the Terry news site. “We expect our outstanding students and alumni who represent these programs to compete successfully for the most prestigious academic awards, and they do so consistently. I extend my congratulations to the award recipients for this significant accomplishment.”

For those who didn’t win the fellowship, MBA students at Terry have scholarships . The Terry MBA Leadership Scholarship is given out during the spring semester, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 annually, to a student who has shown promising leadership skills.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is a federal agency created in 1950 in order to promote scientific research. It is the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research at colleges in America according to their website. The website describes NSF’s mission:

“We are tasked with keeping the United States at the leading edge of discovery in areas from astronomy to geology to zoology. So, in addition to funding research in the traditional academic areas, the agency also supports “high-risk, high pay-off” ideas, novel collaborations and numerous projects that may seem like science fiction today, but which the public will take for granted tomorrow. And in every case, we ensure that research is fully integrated with education so that today’s revolutionary work will also be training tomorrow’s top scientists and engineers.”


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