Oglethorpe University is launching the new Hammack Scholarship, a full-tuition award open to incoming freshmen who will major in business-related fields such as accounting, business administration, economics, and human resources management.
The Hammack Scholarship recognizes an outstanding record of academic achievement, pursuit of entrepreneurial or business-related opportunities, and the desire to major in a business field at Oglethorpe. Eligible students will compete during Oglethorpe’s Scholarship Weekend, held annually in January. Each will be evaluated based on a presentation, computer simulation competition, and a writing assessment.
Similar to other Oglethorpe’s other top scholarships, recipients of the Hammack Scholarship will receive a four-year full-tuition scholarship, valued at more than $159,000, plus other related opportunities throughout their study at Oglethorpe.
The scholarship is named for alumnus Bill Hammack ’73, who gifted $50 million to Oglethorpe in September 2017 to establish the Q. William “Bill” Hammack, Jr. School of Business, slated to open in fall 2019 in the new I.W. “Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation. Hammack graduated in 1973 with a degree in business and is the retired President and CEO of C. W. Matthews Contracting Co. in Atlanta. He was the Fall 2017 Rikard Lecture Speaker.