Funds from the George W. Woodruff Trust continue to provide for the enhancement of the School of Mechanical Engineering. George W. Woodruff received his degree in mechanical engineering in 1917. He served as a trustee and trustee emeritus of the Georgia Tech Foundation from 1941 until his death at the age of 91 in 1987, and he received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1963. In addition to providing a significant endowment for the School of Mechanical Engineering, his contributions to Georgia Tech provide National Merit Scholarships and scholarships for student athletes in nonrevenue producing sports and are an ongoing source of unrestricted support for the Institute.

In addition to the Woodruff Endowment, the Woodruff School has a number of other endowments that are fully endowed and functioning. Most of these endowments are designed funds and can be categorized into mechanical engineering endowments, endowed scholarships programs for undergraduate students, and endowed fellowships for graduate students.

Mechanical Engineering Endowments

  • Arnold Goldberg Endowment Fund
  • Augustin A. Ramirez/HUSCO International Distinguished Chair Fund
  • Carter N. Paden, Jr. Distinguished Chair Fund
  • Centennial-Mechanical Engineering Fund
  • Dean Lennard Endowment Fund
  • Edward A. Eppinger Endowment
  • Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. Chair in Manufacturing Fund
  • Frank K. Webb, Jr. Endowment Fund
  • Harold W. Gegenheimer Fund
  • Ike Murray Endowment Fund
  • J. Erskine Love, Jr. Family Endowment Fund
  • Jack M. Zeigler Endowment Fund
  • Jack M. Zeigler Outstanding Educator in the School of Mechanical Engineering Award Endowment Fund
  • James Charles Leathers Endowment Fund
  • John G. Johnson Mechanical Engineering Fund
  • John M. McKenney & Warren D. Shiver Distinguished Chair in Building Mechanical Systems Fund
  • Joseph H. Anderer Faculty Fellow Endowment Fund
  • Mary B. and Henry L. Pruitt Endowment Fund
  • ME-BioEngineering Research and Education Fund
  • Morris M. Bryan, Jr. Chair in Advanced Manufacturing Systems Fund
  • Neely Professorship Fund
  • Parker H. Petit Chair Fund
  • Phillip F. L'Engle and Williams B. Hardin Endowment Fund
  • Ward O. Winer Faculty Professional Development Fund
  • Warren K. Wells Endowment for Mechanical Engineering Fund
  • William B. Crane, Sr. Endowment Fund


  • Alan F. Sides Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Arthur Dean Brook Scholarship Fund
  • Carl F. Phillips Endowment Fund
  • Danyluk ME Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • David V. Carswell Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Francis R. Hammack Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • James C. Leathers Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • John S. Webb and Julian C. Stanley, Sr. Scholarship Endowment Fund
  • Joseph H. Dean Memorial Endowment Fund
  • Leslie U. Hammack and Ola Ryle Hammack Memorial Fund
  • Louis B. Long Endowment Fund
  • Paden-Cheves Scholarship Fund
  • Procter & Gamble Technical Scholarship Fund
  • Richard A. Trotter Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Richard K. Whitehead, Jr. Fund


  • James E. Pruitt, Jr. Fellowship
  • John Harris Maddox Fellowship Endowment Fund
  • Paul R. Yopp Memorial Fellowship Fund
  • William H. Glenn Fellowship Fund