ATHENS — Julie Saxton, a 2012 Lassiter High school graduate, is one of nine students selected to receive the University of Georgia Ramsey Honors Scholarship. She is the daughter of Tom and Sharon Saxton. UGA Foundation trustees created the scholarship in 2000 to recognize the university’s most generous individual benefactor, Bernard Ramsey, a
1937 graduate of UGA’s Terry College of Business. He served as chairman of the board for Merrill Lynch for a number of years. The Ramsey Honors Scholars will enroll in UGA’s academically rigorous Honors Program. In-state students receive an annual stipend of $5,050 and the HOPE Scholarship. Ramsey Scholars also receive $3,000 travel-study grants.