About the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment
Through the generous support of donors, the James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment supports the students and research activities of the GVU Center, including the Foley Scholar Fellowships, awarded annually to the center's top graduate students on the basis of personal vision, brilliance, and potential impact of their work. It also supports the GVU Distinguished Master's Student award, given to one master's student actively involved in a GVU-related research. Foley Scholars are selected by an advisory board comprised of GVU alumni, current faculty, and industry partners during the fall semester.
The James D. Foley GVU Center Endowment, established in 2007, is named for Dr. James D. Foley, professor and founder of the GVU Center at Georgia Tech. The award was established by Dr. Foley’s colleagues and GVU alumni to honor his significant contributions in the field of computing, his influence on the work of others, and his dedication to the development of new research directions. Since its inception, the 21-year-old GVU Center has impacted thousands of Georgia Tech students by providing opportunities for interaction with faculty, research projects, and educational programs associated with the center.