$1 million donated to KSU for engineering scholarships

Norman Radow at the exhibition opening (photo by David Caselli, courtesy of Kennesaw State University)

Two real estate executives, Norman Radow, of The RADCO Companies, and Peter Fitzgerald, of Fightingtown Companies, will donate $1 million to the Paul Radow Endowment at Kennesaw State University, which awards scholarships to mechanical engineering students who are military veterans, adult learners, or the children of veterans.

Norman Radow is the son of engineer and inventor Paul Radow, and the award was announced at the opening of an exhibit honoring the career of the elder Radow.

According to a news release from Kennesaw State University:

The scholarship is open to full-time students who are pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Students must also be an adult learner, military veteran or the child of a veteran, and have a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Those selected will receive a $10,000 award to cover expenses that aren’t otherwise met by the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships


The exhibit was curated by Kennesaw State’s Department of Museums, Archives and Rare Books, and will be open to the public in the Engineering Technology Center lobby during the center’s normal hours of business.  Paul Radow was on NASA’s engineering team for the Apollo missions to the moon, and reproductions of the plans developed by his team are on display.

The news release reported that Norman Radow said, “My father knew firsthand how engineers could solve so many of our problems. As you can see from this new exhibition, he solved some important problems himself. I believe this endowment will be transformative in several ways; it will lure the best and brightest engineers to Kennesaw State, and it establishes a new watermark in scholarship giving that I urge others to emulate. My father couldn’t stop talking about KSU and the engineering college before he passed, and I think there is no better way to honor his legacy.”