WHO WE ARE.
GEF dates back to February 1971, when the presidents of fifteen Georgia engineering societies met to discuss forming a non-profit, tax-exempt organization to improve engineering education and the image of the engineer in Georgia. GEF was chartered as a 501(c)(3) charity in July of 1971. GEF is made up of nine professional engineering societies and four associate member organizations.
For more than 40 years, the Georgia Engineering Foundation has sponsored a program that awards college scholarships to worthy Georgia students who are preparing for a career in engineering or engineering technology. Since 1985, nearly 800 students have been awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. In 2016, 45 awards were made and a total of $81,000 was given to students pursuing a field in either engineering or engineering technology.
All scholarships are competitively awarded based on the student’s demonstrated competence in academics, interest in developing a career in engineering, financial need, and school and community involvement. Look for the next application period to open again in Summer 2017.