IFC Academics and Scholarship


Each student at the University of Georgia has the primary goal of obtaining a degree and an education; therefore, the fraternity system takes seriously its role in helping its members excel academically. Many chapters encourage scholastic and academic achievement by maintaining incentive programs for brothers who excel in the classroom, pairing together study partners, and developing tutoring programs that are designed to fit the needs of each chapter member.

The fraternity system has been successful in using these and other programs to help brothers reach their full, academic potential. This success can be illustrated by the average fraternity man’s scholastic GPA, which has been higher than the average University man’s scholastic GPA for the past thirty years. In addition, the IFC requires its fraternities to achieve a 3.0 chapter grade point average in order to have social privileges. No matter what field of study, the Interfraternity Council will provide its members with resources and support that will help them excel in the classroom. 

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Patrick Mell Scholarship, est. 2002


The purpose of the annual Mell scholarship is to honor the late Patrick Mell, Chancellor of the University of Georgia, by providing annual scholarship(s) to members of fraternity chapters belonging to the UGA Interfraternity Council or NPHC.  Mell Scholars can be juniors or seniors with a demonstrated record of contributions to and leadership in their fraternity chapters, the Greek system, and on campus.

Applicants should exemplify scholastic ability, character, and general standing on campus, in addition to expressing financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Scholarships are for the Spring 2023 academic semester. Recipients will receive the full scholarship amount in the Spring of 2023 and it will be applied to their student account.