The Vince Dooley Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 to honor Coach Vince Dooley's 25th year at the University of Georgia.  Every year a $3,000 scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman from Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay or Baker counties based on academic and economic need. This scholarship is designed to help offset out-of-state tuition which helps Florida students attend the University of Georgia. The scholarship is renewable, provided the student maintains accepted academic criteria.  Currently we provide support to four students with an annual commitment of $12,000.

The Georgia Bulldog Club of Jacksonville has awarded over $265,000 to 27 students from North Florida and South Georgia since 1989.

(L to R) Mike Gratiano, founding Chairman of the Vince Dooley Scholarship, Vince Dooley receiving the Scholarship’s Mike Gratiano Award and Mary Daniel, long-time President of the Vince Dooley Scholarship.
(L to R) Mike Gratiano, founding Chairman of the Vince Dooley Scholarship, Vince Dooley receiving the Scholarship’s Mike Gratiano Award and Mary Daniel, long-time President of the Vince Dooley Scholarship.

Although the Georgia Bulldog Club of Jacksonville is primarily social in nature, our commitment to assist area students in obtaining a quality education from the University of Georgia may be our most significant achievement. With the establishment of the Jacksonville Bulldog Alumni Scholarships, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization, we are working to endow this scholarship through fund raising events like the GA/FL Silent Auction so it will continue to be given for many years to come.

Through the dedication and support of our members and our community, the Georgia Bulldog Club of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Bulldog Alumni Scholarships, Inc. will continue to set the standard for other clubs throughout the United States for supporting the University of Georgia.

Scholarship applications must be POSTMARKED by April 16th. To print or download an application Click here. To obtain information on how to contribute to our scholarship fund please contact our Scholarship Committee Chairman through our contact form.

Recent Scholarship Winners

2021 Winner

Cullen Joyce 

Cullen Joyce is our 29th recipient of the Vince Dooley Scholarship.

Cullen graduated from Mandarin High School with a 4.38 GPA and plans on majoring in Civil Engineering and plans to work as a transportation or bridge engineer focused on building and reconstructing bridges.

He is a lifelong Dawg fan and he is so excited to fulfil his childhood dream of being the first Dawg in his family to attend UGA.

Congratulations Cullen!

2020 Winner

Meghan Brennan

Meghan Brennan is our 28th recipient of the Vince Dooley Scholarship.

She graduated from Fleming Island High School with a 4.7 GPA and plans on double majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and Spanish. Meghan would like to become a meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

Congratulations Meghan!

All Scholarship Winners

2016 Winner

Bankston Fiedler

Graduated: 2021

2015 Winner

Sarah Gilpin

Graduated: 2020

2014 Winner

John Boynton

Graduated: 2018

2013 Winner

Alysha Gilvary

2012 Winner

Trevor Richardson

Graduated: 2016

2011 Winner

Shabria Lanier

2010 Winner

Chris O’Lessker

Graduated: 2014

2009 Winner

Robert Ellison, III

Graduated: 2013

2008 Winner

Rachel Waite

Graduated: 2012

2007 Winner

Laura Brickell

Graduated: 2011

2006 Winner

Courtney Parsons

Graduated: 2010

2005 Winner

Victoria Roberson Churchill

Graduated: 2009

2004 Winner

Kaitlin McCurdy

Graduated: 2008

2003 Winner

Lana Adkins

Graduated: 2007

2002 Winner

Danielle Adams

Graduated: 2006

2001 Winner

Alexis Diamantis

Graduated: 2005

2000 Winner

Melinda Edwards

Graduated: 2004

1999 Winner

Elizabeth Diamantis

Graduated: 2003

1998 Winner

Stephanie Sussman

Graduated: 2002

1997 Winner

Lindsay Baker

Graduated: 2001

1996 Winner

Kathryn Baughman

Graduated: 2000

1995 Winner

Brian Nash

Graduated: 1999

1994 Winner

Melanie Tomlin

Graduated: 1998

1993 Winner

Holly Tuten

Graduated: 1997

1992 Winner

Carrie Kaiser

1991 Winner

Theresa Gratiano

Graduated: 1994

1990 Winner

Christy Kellett

1989 Winner

Paula Life

Graduated: 1993