Georgia Tech Spirit Program


The GT Cheerleaders are a highly visible and enthusiastic athletic group on campus. As ambassadors of the Institute and Georgia Tech Athletic Association, the cheerleading program is rich in history and tradition.  Our primary purpose is to provide support by generating spirit and crowd involvement and represent Georgia Tech in a positive and uplifting manner during events, on campus, and around the community.

In addition to being some of the most highly sought-after college students in the job market, GT Cheerleaders are student-athletes at Tech and can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Cheerleaders letter each year they are on the squad

  • Early registration privileges
  • Scholarships available for selected squad members based on skill level and leadership
  • GTAA Olympic Sports weight room access and dedicated strength coaches for males and females
  • Dedicated trainer and GTAA training room use
  • Nutritionist
  • Access to networking opportunities for student-athletes

Your Investment in Georgia Tech Cheerleading

As we look forward, we have outlined some goals that will enable us to enhance the program, continue recruiting talented athletes, and remain ranked in the top 10 nationally.  


Annual Giving Facilities & Equipment Scholarship Endowments
Increase support through annual gifts to cover operational costs such as practice apparel and travel to camp and competitions. Purchase a new set of performance mats and transform a space in McCamish Pavilion into a Cheerleading Locker Room where our athletes can shower or practice and store their gear and equipment. Increase scholarship payouts for all members of the Gold & White squads.  We currently have 5 scholarship endowments that fund 16 cheerleaders with $500/semester.
$50,000/year $30,000/year $60,500/year
With your support, we can provide our student-athletes with the resources necessary to enhance the fan experience, attract top athletes, and compete at their highest potential while representing Georgia Tech.  I hope that you share our passion for the GT Cheerleading program and encourage your involvement.  Thank you for your consideration of a commitment.  I welcome any feedback you would like to share that may strengthen our program.
Go Jackets!
Daniel Nester
Athletic Spirit Coordinator/Head Cheerleading Coach
Georgia Tech Athletic Association


One of the best ways to ensure the financial stability of a program is to have all scholarships endowed. Donors who create an endowed scholarship enjoy knowing their endowment will continue in perpetuity as well as the annual personal connection to the cheerleading program through the naming of a current student-athlete to their endowment.


Cheer Endowments

Josh Buehler

Tye & Cathy Darland Family

Leanna Piver

Brad Wilkinson

Two fully endowed scholarships (at $500,000) will cover the annual costs reflected below.  
Year on Squad
Scholarship Amount per Cheerleader
Annual Cost
1st Year
2nd Year
3rd Year
> 4th Year