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AASU Awards Richard B. DeYoung Scholarship

Savannah, GA—Armstrong Atlantic State University has awarded the newly-created Richard B. DeYoung Scholarship to two of its students, Leif Blomberg and Adam Dean. The scholarship, in the amount of $1,500 per student annually, was awarded to the sophomores in recognition of their exemplary academic performance while at the university.

The scholarship was established this year for students enrolled in the Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program (GTREP) at Armstrong Atlantic. GTREP allows qualified students to complete a bachelor of science degree in either civil or computer engineering from Georgia Tech while remaining in Savannah.

Chosen annually by the AASU Scholarship Committee, students must express a desire to complete the GTREP program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Recipients must have a 3.0 grade point average in all college course work or an exemplary academic record in high school.

The scholarship was created in memory of Buddy DeYoung, who beginning in the early 1980's worked closely with the administration at Armstrong Atlantic to bring a degree program in engineering to the Savannah area. He was instrumental in the decision to introduce the complete baccalaureate program in engineering at AASU. DeYoung was a senior partner at Hussey, Gay, Bell, and DeYoung, a leading firm of engineers and architects in Savannah, which provided the funding for the scholarship.

October 17, 2001


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