The scholarship was christened the Jim McGee scholarship by the ASHE Board in 2004 after the passing of Jim McGee. The application process occurs each spring and is awarded during the summer.
Up to two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2000 each.
About Jim McGee
The scholarship was christened the Jim McGee scholarship by the ASHE Board in 2004 after the passing of Jim McGee. Jim McGee was known for his wisdom, judgment, professionalism and integrity. During his 45 years in the transportation industry, Mr. McGee contributed to countless projects that were vital to the success of Georgia’s infrastructure.
From 1951 to 1955, Mr. McGee served in the United States Navy as a Naval Aviator. After his service in the armed forces, Mr. McGee received bachelors and masters degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. While working on his masters, he began a career of 32 years with the Georgia Department of Transportation. While at the Department, his responsibilities included Senior Materials Test Engineer, State Highway Maintenance Engineer, Director of Administration in the Office of State Aid, Director of Planning and Programming, and Deputy Commissioner. Following his distinguished career in the public sector, Mr. McGee entered the consulting engineering practice, where he was essential to the growth and success of the transportation department at Jordan, Jones, and Goulding. In 2002, he co-founded McGee Partners, where he served as Chairman and CEO.
Jim McGee was a skillful engineer, a good businessman, a devoted family man, and a true friend to many.
1. The applicant must be enrolled in an ABET accredited program at a school in the state of Georgia.
2. The applicant must be an undergraduate who will be entering either the third or fourth year of a four-year program or the second year of a two-year program by the fall semester of the submission year. The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student for the fall semester of the submission year.
3. The applicant is eligible to receive the award only once.
4. The applicant must submit a completed application and a copy of their college transcript. Resumes may also be included, but are not required.
The 2020 Jim McGee Scholarship was awarded at the September 2020 luncheon.
Please check back in Spring 2021 for the 2021 Jim McGee Scholarship application.