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
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.