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George F. Thorp Engineering Scholarship
George F. Thorp Engineering Scholarship sponsored by Christian and Nisie Teeter. Born to a cotton farming family, George was fascinated with airplanes from a young age. Due to the prohibitive expense of attending a four year college, he graduated from Cal Aero Technical Institute in Glendale, California with a certificate in Aeronautical Engineering and went to work at Northrop Aircraft Company in Hawthorne, California thus beginning a forty plus year career at companies such as Douglas, North American, Aero Commander, Aerostar and Israel Aircraft Industries on many projects (F-89; DC-6, 7, 8 & 9; B-70; Jet Commander; Commodore Jet, Arava and the Aerostar series of light twin engine aircraft). "I donít believe I could have been content at any other task than engineering."