Gerard E. Gray Scholarship Fund

Gerard E. Gray was born July 17, 1919 in Cheraw, South Carolina, and passed May 16, 2001, in Philadelphia. Mr. Gray graduated from N.C. A&T in 1942 with honors. He received his master's degree in architectural engineering from the University of Illinois and conducted post-graduate studies at Penn State, the University of Illinois, the University of Colorado, Michigan Tech and the U.S. Navy Civil Engineers School in California.

His professional career included serving as associate professor and full professor of architectural engineering at N.C. A&T from 1942 to 1974. From 1974 to 1981, he served as director of the physical plant at N.C. A&T. In 1982, he left to serve as vice president and director of the physical plant at Prairie View A&M where he retired in 1984.

In addition to his work at N.C. A&T and Prairie View, Mr. Gray took summer teaching positions at George Washington and N.C. State universities. His design work included numerous buildings and homes in Greensboro, Houston, New York and Philadelphia. Military service interrupted Mr. Gray's professional career. He served in the Army during World War II as a commissioned officer in the Corps of Engineers. His unit saw action in Africa, Europe and the South Pacific and later participated in the liberation of the Philippine Islands. Mr. Gray also served his country during the Korean Conflict.

Upon retirement, Mr. Gray moved to Philadelphia at which time he joined Oxford Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder and board member. Mr. Gray's affiliations included the Greensboro Planning Board, American Institute of Architects, Greensboro Planning Board and a 60-year membership to  Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Mr. Vincent M. Spaulding, R.A., P.E. '63 who was taught and mentored by Mr. Gray, sponsored the establishment of this endowed scholarship in Mr. Gray's name.

Gerard E. Gray Endowed Scholarship Fund Criteria

The Gerard E. Gray Scholarship in Architectural Engineering will be awarded to students of average standing who possess a high potential for graduating. The scholarship is available to students majoring in architectural engineering who meet the specified guidelines.
• A&T undergraduate majoring in Architectural Engineering
• US Citizen of sophomore, junior or senior status
• Cumulative GPA between 2.3 and 2.9
• Three letters of reference
• 1,500-word essay on self-motivation

Pledge Form for the Gerard E. Gray Endowed Scholarship