The David L. Smith Scholarship was endowed by a gift from Mr. David Smith and his wife, Elberta, in 1988. Mr. Smith, a 1950 Electrical Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1972. While in the Air Force he served in engineering assignments on communication, electronics and command & control projects. He was a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Returning to Atlanta in 1974, he was employed by Parsons Brinckerhoff-Tudor on the MARTA Project. He was a Professional Engineer, a Life Senior Member of IEEE and an Honorary Director of GEF. He worked on the GEF Scholarship Committee and served as its chairman for seven years. Mr. Smith died in 1994 and Mrs. Smith in 2009. This endowed scholarship is awarded annually in their memory.