The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership & Entrepreneur Award

The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the availability of The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2012. 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.

The Alvin M. Ferst Leadership and Entrepreneur Award for 2012 will be presented at the Student Honors Luncheon on April 19, 2012.

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 asks, “why not?” not “why?”.

Interested students should submit their application with two to three supporting letters of reference from Faculty, Staff and/or Employers.  Applications can be found on the Division of Student Affairs website: or for questions, please contact Cathy Dreger in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (; 404-385-8772).

Deadline for submitting applications is noon on Monday, February 27th. Supporting letters of reference are to be pasted on the same page as your application at the time you submit your application.  Please be sure letters of reference have contact information included on the document.

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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