The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2013

The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership & Entrepreneur Award ($2,500)


The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2013. 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.

Leadership Road SignthCA06W05WThe Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2013 will be presented at the Student Honors Luncheon on April 17, 2014.

Qualities of the Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would be:

  • 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 are submitted on the Division of Student Affairs website.

Deadline to submit application is noon, March 3rd, 2014. The application process includes a 1-page cover letter describing why you are deserving of this award along with your resume and two letters of reference from faculty, staff or employer. Additionally, finalists will be notified and interviewed by the Ferst Award selection committee to determine the award winner(s).

Questions – Contact Debbie Dorsey, Director of Administration for Student Affairs or 404-385-1562

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.

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