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Chandna Selected for College of Engineering Dean’s Scholarship

Atlanta, GA
Samay Chandna

Samay Chandna

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Samay Chandna, a first-year student in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has received a College of Engineering Dean’s Scholarship. 

This scholarship is fully merit-based and is awarded by Georgia Tech to first-year students who are engineering majors. Chandna is one of six engineering students to receive this scholarship in 2020. The scholarship program is funded by David Flanagan, a 1976 graduate of the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and his wife Ann. 

Chandna is from Peachtree Corners, Georgia and is a graduate of Norcross High School. He was a full International Baccalaureate candidate, as well as a member of the marching band, National Honor Society, and math team. He also served as the president of his school’s chapter of the Science National Honor Society. 

Last summer and during the school year, Chandna completed community service as a math tutor. Recently, he has been working at Amerifiber as a fiber optics engineering intern. In his free time, Chandna enjoys reading and learning about theoretical physics and mathematical applications beyond the scope of what he is being taught. 

Chandna is currently enrolled as an electrical engineering major, but will change to computer engineering next semester with a thread concentration in emerging architectures and signals and information processing. In the future, he would like to earn a FAIT (Foreign Affairs in Information Technology) fellowship. This will provide funding for graduate school, but will also further broaden Chandna’s cultural horizons, as he will serve as a diplomat in the United States foreign service for five years upon graduating. 

While he is at Georgia Tech, Chandna plans to join IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu. He would also like to join the CREATE-X program to pursue his entrepreneurial endeavors. 

“Thanks to the Flanagans for their contribution, not only am I able to attend one of the best engineering schools in the United States, but also reap the rewards of the opportunities offered by Georgia Tech, which no other school has,” Chandna said. 

Last revised October 13, 2020