The Adam Cramond Martin Travel Award honors Adam’s life and his accomplishments by providing annual travel awards for students who, like him, had to show resiliency, courage, and character to persevere in school in the face of sometimes overwhelming obstacles.

Adam loved travel - In the US, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, and his beloved, Japan. For Adam, travel was an opportunity to experience cultures, discuss politics, try foods, learn history, and make friends. He was looking forward to international travel and perhaps an internship abroad as part of his studies at UGA. However, in his second semester he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Adam was tenacious. During four years of treatment that included ongoing chemotherapy and two stem cell transplants, he missed just one semester of school and graduated with honors in both History and Political Science. However, due to his treatments, he was unable to take advantage of travel opportunities and internships; experiences he so wanted to have.

The Adam Cramond Martin Travel Award helps other history students participate in travel that Adam was unable to do. Priority is given to those who have faced adversity to pursue their degree at the University of Georgia. Travel opportunities include, but are not limited to, conference travel, internships, and courses in an approved study program (domestic and abroad) available at the University of Georgia. Thanks to contributions made during our first two fundraising drives, we are proud to announce that we have made award the first Adam Cramond Martin Travel Awards to two deserving and admirable History students at the University of Georgia.

We are proud to announce that we have awarded the first four Adam Cramond Martin Travel Awards to well deserving and admirable History students at the University of Georgia. The Award's first recipient Ellie R. McQuaig said, "The experiences that I had in Europe that summer, and in Germany especially, helped me know that pursuing history in graduate school was the right choice for me. I have learned more about Adam, and I have gotten to know his parents well and it is clear to me that I am like Adam in a lot of ways. I also love to travel and to meet and learn about new people, I also have a deep passion for history, and I have also succeeded in my studies despite a number of hurdles. I am beyond grateful to Adam's family for taking the steps to establish this scholarship in his name, and I hope that it will continue to support students in need in the future."

Please help us support travel for other deserving students and honor Adam’s life and accomplishments.

Every gift counts no matter how big or small!

Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate your time and your generosity, but most of all…thank you for honoring Adam, our beloved son, brother, husband, and friend.

If you would like to make your gift by check, please include Adam Cramond Martin Travel Award Fund on the memo line of your check. Checks should be payable to UGA Foundation and mailed to:

UGA Foundation
One Press Place, Suite 101
Athens, GA 30602

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