​Mission and History

Studies have shown that students who are well nourished perform better academically.

The Mission of the Let All the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship is to support the academic success, personal wellness, and individual achievement of students by removing the obstacle of hunger and food insecurity.

The Let ALL the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship was founded in 2015 to help address the student hunger crisis at UGA. The scholarship supports students who struggle to afford adequate nutrition and allows them to concentrate on academic success without the worry of securing their next meal.

Administered by the Tate Student Center within UGA Student Affairs, the scholarships allow students to participate in the meal plan through the University’s award-winning Food Services department. Students have the option of dining with their peers in dining halls across campus when they choose, as frequently as they choose, seven days per week.

“Being in the food business for so long, we are very conscious of the benefits of good nutrition to fuel the body and mind. We became aware of the ongoing needs of some students at UGA for this fuel as they strive to grow and develop themselves while furthering their education. We felt led to help as we could to meet the needs for some students and enable them to be at their very best in the classroom and in their health. We believe in the opportunity to let all the big Dawgs eat!”

Robin Hoover, inaugural donor to the Let ALL the Big Dawgs Eat Food Scholarship