The Brittney Fox Watts Endowment for Study Abroad in Sustainability provides support to students who share passions for travel, experiencing different cultures, and embracing sustainable practices to address the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the globe. A $500 enhancement will be provided to select UGA undergraduate and graduate students attending a UGA sponsored Education Abroad or exchange program focused on sustainability. These funds are provided through the generous support of family and friends of Brittney Fox Watts to the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Fund.

Download an Application and a Faculty Recommendation Form.

Application Deadline:  October 24, 2016

Applications are due to the UGA Office of Sustainability via email to sustain@uga.edu by close of business on October 24, 2016 for study abroad programs during Winter Break / Spring 2017, Maymester / Summer 2017, and Fall 2017.

Eligibility / Requirements

3.0 minimum GPA required. Preference given for academic merit, strong record of extra-curricular and service activities, strong faculty recommendation, demonstrated financial need, as well as depth of sustainability study and planned application of knowledge gained. Additional preference is given to students from Roswell, GA.

Within one month of returning from an education abroad experience, fund recipients shall provide to the Office of Sustainability a) two or more photos or videos from the study abroad experience and b) written description of learning outcomes in the form of one or more personal reflections.

Program Contacts

Office of Sustainability, sustain@uga.edu , 706-542-1301
Kevin Kirsche, Director, Office of Sustainability, kkirsche@uga.edu, 706-542-1301

Study Abroad Programs to Consider

UGA offers several wonderful opportunities to expand your horizons through Education Abroad.
Two specific programs with a strong focus on sustainability include UGA Costa Rica and Discover Abroad.

About the Brittney Fox Watts Memorial Endowment

As a University of Georgia alumnus, Brittney was a dabbler and explorer of the world around her and was wholeheartedly dedicated to doing her best work, no matter the cause, newest hobby, or challenge at hand. We truly believe if there is a little of Brittney in all of us, this world will be a happier, more compassionate, and loving place.

The family of Brittney Fox Watts joins with the Small Dreams Foundation, Inc. to create a memorial fund to honor Brittney’s creative spirit, adventurous soul, and loving heart.  It is their hope that this fund will provide financial support to students who share the same passions as Brittney – who loved traveling the world, experiencing different cultures, and supporting sustainable practices.  Their mission is to empower individuals to address the health and well-being of people and communities around the globe.