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The BCES Foundation Urban Leadership Scholar:
Funding is provided annually for a sophomore, junior, or senior who is enrolled in the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program.

First Families of Georgia (1733 to 1797) Annual Scholar:
Funding is awarded to an academically superior senior majoring in history. First Families of Georgia is a society whose members are able to document their descent from early settlers of the State of Georgia.

The Wilson P. Franklin Annual Scholar:
Funding is awarded to a deserving student. Mr. Franklin, class of 1939, established this scholarship with a gift in 1995.

The Mack A. Rikard Annual Scholar:
Funds were established in 1990 by Mr. Mack A. Rikard, class of 1937 and a former Trustee of the University. He received an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree from Oglethorpe in 1992. Funds are awarded to able and deserving students who meet certain criteria. The criteria are flexible, with consideration being given to a number of factors, including without limitation academic achievement, leadership skills, potential for success, evidence of propensity for hard work, and a conscientious application of abilities. Recipients must be individuals born in the United States of America and are encouraged, at such time in their business or professional careers when financial circumstances permit, to provide from their own funds one or more additional scholarships to worthy Oglethorpe students.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholar:
Grants have been made annually for a number of years to Christian women from the Southeastern states who are deserving and in need of financial assistance.


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