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.
In addition, to the above Foundation leaders, click the following links to learn more about the Georgia Engineering Foundation:
Scholarships awarded to students based on three criteria: financial need, scholastic excellence & community involvement.
Since 1985, over 750 students have been awarded scholarships, worth more than half a million dollars.
This year, between 35 and 50 scholarships are expected to be awarded, and over the past several years, annual awards have been valued at over $50,000 each year!
Individual scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Total assets managed are over $600,000.
Between 300-500 scholarship applications are received annually.
GEF supports the efforts of MATHCOUNTS, working closely with the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers.
GEF supports the Exploring Engineering Academy – a science appreciation two week workshop for seventh and eighth graders at Georgia Tech.
GEF gives to the Benjamin E. Mays High School
for student travel expenses.
Future Engineers Endowment supports academic programs in engineering, science and technology in pre-collegiate educational facilities.