DEEP stands for Developing Excellence in Engineering and Physics, and this scholarship program, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is intended to motivate and facilitate the study of Physics and selected Engineering programs at UGA. The overarching objectives of the DEEP program include:
These objectives provide the scaffolding for a rich array of events, support structures, and professional development opportunities customized for the DEEP Scholars cohorts and designed to build a "sense of ownership" among the students. In this way the DEEP Scholars Program is much more than just a scholarship providing financial assistance.
Application to the DEEP Scholars Program is by invitation only, and all applicants must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
Financial assistance through a DEEP scholarship is based on demonstrated need and is renewable for up to four years. All DEEP scholars will be expected to make steady progress toward graduation, demonstrate adequate academic performance, participate in DEEP Scholars educational and professional development activities, and participate in an approved research or professional internship program. Continuation in the program will be determined at regular intervals by the DEEP leadership team.
The DEEP Scholars Program will be a rewarding and worthwhile experience for all involved. It will provide students with support, engagement, and sense of involvement in something important during their college years, and will provide lasting memories and valuable professional skills after they complete their UGA education.
This scholarship program is funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE 1353755.