Athletic Scholarship Fund

Dear A-T Fund Community,

At Georgia Tech, our athletics brand is our Everyday Champions - the young people who compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics, excel in a rigorous and rewarding academic institution, and pursue Dr. Homer Rice’s model of excellence and personal well-being in all aspects of life. Our success is defined through all three facets of our Everyday Champions formula:
Winning+ The Institute + The Total Person Program.

As we strive to recruit the nation’s most gifted student-athletes, we want those young people to realize that when they evaluate Georgia Tech against our competition, it is an apples-versus-oranges comparison. At Georgia Tech, they will have an opportunity unlike any other at the Power 5 level to develop into elite student-athletes, win championships, acquire the skills that will position them for a lifetime of success, and have the unparalleled academic, professional and social opportunities that Atlanta has to offer at their fingertips. 

The 2020-21 saw record giving during challenging times unlike anything we've faced as a Georgia Tech athletics family, and we cannot lose out momentum in 2021-22. The resources provided through the Athletic Scholarship Fund will help ensure our ability to fulfill our mission of developing Everyday Champions. Please consider a gift to the Athletic Scholarship Fund and help us reach this year's goal of $2.5 million by June 30, 2022.

Questions? Call the A-T Fund office at (404) 894-5414.

Thank you for all you do. Go Jackets!

FULL FUNDING FOR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

The top priority for annual gifts, the Athletic Scholarship Fund is essential in obtaining a winning combination of athletic and academic excellence. Endowment distributions cover just one-third of the annual scholarship costs. The Athletic Scholarship Fund provides direct support for student-athlete scholarships and helps bridge the gap between endowment returns and scholarship costs. Fully covering the cost of scholarships through philanthropy will be an important milestone toward the growth resources available for competitive excellence.

Early Giving Incentive Prizes

Receiving donations early in the giving year allows the GTAA the most flexibility to handle expenses throughout the year. This fall, through November 27, we're encouraging donors to make renew their gift early to the Athletic Scholarship Fund to be eligible to enter a drawing of several early giving incentive prizes. 

To be eligible, donors can make a gift to the Athletic Scholarship Fund equal or greater than their 2021 Scholarship Fund giving, with a minimum gift amount at the $150 Member level. Incentive drawings will begin October 1, and continue every two weeks until November 27. 

Early Giving Incentive raffle prizes include:

  • Lunch with Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury in the Edge Center Champions Dining Hall
  • “What’s the Good Word?” Stadium Banner, pictured at right 
    (11 ft. x 14 ft. banner, hung inside Bobby Dodd Stadium for the 2020 season) 
  • “Coin Toss” Experience before GT Football home game
  • Premium Seat Upgrades at GT Football or Basketball
  • Behind the Scenes Facilities Tour
  • Pregame Field Passes at GT Football
  • McCamish Pavilion shootaround
"What's The Good Word?" Stadium Banner

2021 Athletic Scholarship Fund Honor Roll

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund graciously thanks donors to the Athletic Scholarship Fund at the Alexander level and higher in the 2021 giving year (7/1/2020-6/30/2021). Donors to the Athletic Scholarship Fund contributed more than $2.6 million, a new all-time high for this fund.