The $250,000 gift of a Georgia businessman will provide scholarships for

civil and co-operative engineering students at UT.

The gift will establish the Kenneth E. Boring Civil Engineering

Co-operative Scholarship Endowment fund to provide full-tuition

scholarships for undergraduate students, said Jerry Stoneking, dean of the

College of Engineering.

Boring graduated from UT with a degree in civil engineering. He is chairman

of the board of Hardwick Holding Co. of Dalton, Ga., and of the First

National Bank of Northwest Georgia. He is a native of Blount County.

The scholarships will go to students in the co-operative work-study program

who are in civil engineering or areas related to the construction industry,

said Jeff Lorber, the college's director of development.

Boring Worked for Lambert Brothers Corp. in Maryville, a crushed stone

manufacturing company, before serving in World War II. When he returned

from military service, he entered UT and graduated in 1950.

He returned to Lambert's after graduation, and with his brother, James,

purchased a crushed stone plant in Dalton. The business grew to five plants

-- three in Georgia and two in Tennessee -- before being purchased by

Vulcan Materials in 1985.

UT's co-operative engineering program is one of the oldest in the nation,

and it currently serves more than 400 students.

In addition to his support of UT, Boring helped establish the Boring

Outpatient Center at Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton.