Dennis Velez
2021-2022 Freshman
From Fairfax, Virginia
Dennis Velez
$2400 Billy Hurley III Scholarship sponsored by The Hurley Family Recipient


Georgia Institute of Technology


Mechanical Engineering

Academic & Extracirricular Highlights:

  • 4.52 High School GPA
  • Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America
  • Virginia Space Grant Consortium – summer academy participant and selected for Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology.


“The perseverance and adaptability required of being a military child, combined with applicant’s specific performance across a wide range of activities clearly demonstrates to me the unbounded potential of this student. They will be one of the cutting edge pioneers solving society’s hardest problems in the decades to come.”

Michael DeVoreSurface Warfare Officer

“I will be able to focus on becoming a Mechanical Engineer with minimal fears of financial burdens. This great gift also will help me in inspiring the youth I work with through Scouting to try their hardest during their years in high school so that they too may have amazing opportunities like this awarded to them their senior years. Thank you each and every one of you once again and I hope my time in college will make all of you proud!”