PROPEL Rural Scholars Program Launches First Cohort of Nine Undergrads

Staff Report

Friday, November 18th, 2022

Nine undergraduate UGA students committed to boosting Georgia’s rural communities were named as inaugural PROPEL Rural Scholars at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The experiential learning opportunity is made possible through a generous $250,000 gift from the University of Georgia Foundation. The inaugural scholars range from first-year to fourth-year students and come from a variety of academic programs, including agribusiness and economics as well as kinesiology and political science.

PROPEL (Planning Rural Opportunities for Prosperity and Economic Leadership) is a unique public service program that launched in February to support economic and community development. PROPEL Rural Scholars will work alongside a Public Service and Outreach mentor and community leaders to conduct data analysis and other research, present findings, and help facilitate stakeholder meetings.

Learn more about our PROPEL Rural Scholars.