Community Foundation gives Nale Engineering Scholarship

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From staff reports

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry awarded the Dan D. Nale Engineering Scholarship in early November to Kenneth Spurlock, a mechanical engineering student at The Citadel who hails from Beaufort.

The annual scholarship was established by Dan Nale, P.E., Ph.D., who retired from Gulfstream Aerospace in 2019. Nale teaches civil engineering at The Citadel, his alma mater. The scholarship is awarded to dependents of Gulfstream employees pursuing a degree in engineering.

“Kenneth’s outstanding performance in The Citadel’s mechanical engineering program as a senior and his father’s dedication to Gulfstream for many decades made him the perfect scholarship candidate for the second year in a row,” Nale said.

Spurlock serves as the executive officer of his approximately 100-person company at The Citadel and is a member of the mechanical engineering club. He enjoys giving back to his community by visiting with elders in his church, volunteering at Charles Towne Landing, and participating in Veterans Day parades and community cleanups.

After graduation, Spurlock intends to pursue a career in aerospace engineering.

In addition to requiring that recipients are dependents of Gulfstream employees, applicants must be committed to pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in either civil, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering. Preference will be given to students attending The Citadel or to those who have participated in a Gulfstream Aerospace co-op or internship program.

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year through Feb. 28, 2021. To learn more, visit