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Political science department gets biggest gift in its history

October 23, 2000

The family of George O. Albright, a 1970 graduate of Austin Peay, has established an endowed scholarship in his memory.

Interest from the $25,000 endowment will be used to award a $1,000 scholarship annually to a junior or senior majoring in political science or pre-law beginning in Fall 2001. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and a genuine interest in law. Preference will be given to Montgomery County natives.

“Albright was an attorney,” says Dr. David Kanervo, chair of the department, “so we're pleased to be able to remember his contributions to the legal profession with a scholarship in his name.”

The Albright family's gift is the most generous ever received by the department, Kanervo adds, and it will provide the single largest scholarship given by the department.