Nominations Sought for Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award

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The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2011. This $2,500 award goes to a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 GPA who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and/or entrepreneurial skills while at Tech.

Students must be nominated by a member of the faculty, staff or employer. The deadline for applications is noon on March 8, and may be submitted either via email or delivered to room 204 of the Smithgall Student Services Building.

Qualities of the Ideal Candidate

  • A person of vision 
  • A driving force to create a business or organization 
  • An inspiration to others to reach their potential 
  • A leader with the ability to anticipate future needs 
  • An optimist about finding solutions 
  • One who generates support of the dream 
  • And a man or woman of character who says, “why not”, not “why”.

Applications can be found on the Division of Student Affairs website: or contact Cathy Dreger in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

About the Alvin M. Ferst Leadership & Entrepreneur Award:
The award was established by Charlotte Ferst to honor her husband, Alvin, who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1943. Alvin Ferst was a member of the Alumni Association Board and the Georgia Tech Foundation for decades. The Ferst family name has a long tradition on the Georgia Tech campus and the scholarship will assure their involvement in perpetuity. The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2011 will be presented at the Student Honors Luncheon on April 21, 2011.



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