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Daniel Hart Memorial Scholarship

Established by family and friends in December 2007 as an endowed fund to honor the memory of 1990 UGA Philosophy graduate Daniel Shalom Hart, this scholarship recognizes junior or senior-level students who exhibit a broad intellectual curiosity and philosophical creativity. Applicants must also demonstrate significant financial need. Scholarship awards may be applied to the recipient’s tuition and fees, books, or other academic materials. The scholarship may also be applied to travel expenses relating to the presentation of philosophy papers at academic conferences. Selection is made by the Department of Philosophy Awards Committee in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. The scholarship will be in the amount of up to $1000–$2000, depending on the availability of the funds and the number of scholarships awarded.

Daniel Shalom Hart was an avid fly fisherman, pilot and voracious reader. He was born on August 8, 1967 and was a graduate of Concord High School. The son of Marvin and Orlene Drucker Hart, Dan was the founder and owner of Serveron, a successful software development company. Dan was passionate about his work and cared deeply for his employees. He incorporated a great deal of his philosophy background into the development of his software products. On December 4, 2007, Daniel died in a tragic accident while piloting his private airplane. The Daniel S. Hart Memorial Scholarship has been made possible by the contributions of the many people who loved and respected him. The scholarship endowment is held by UGA’s Arch Foundation.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following information via email to  by 5:00 pm, Monday, March 25, 2024:

  • A letter of application (one page), including a brief description of any particular financial hardship in the past year. Please provide US mail and email addresses and your UGA ID number.
  • A complete transcript (which can be unofficial) or Degree Audit Report.
  • A sample of the applicant’s best written work, for example, a paper from a course the applicant has taken.
  • Applicants must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) via the US Department of Education and submit this directly to the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in Spring 2024.


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