At a recent event at St. Simons Island, Georgia, Scheller College of Business received a generous gift when Mr. Robert (Bob) Torras Sr. presented Dean Maryam Alavi with a check for $1 million. The gift from Mr. Torras will be used to provide scholarships to Glynn County students who qualify academically and demonstrate a financial need. In an interview with the Brunswick News, Mr. Torras said, “Technology is the future for all young people if they want to emerge from the crowd. With this scholarship, they will have the opportunity to go to one of the best technological schools in the country.” The Robert M. Torras Sr. Scholarship Endowment Fund will finance four scholarships per year for students wishing to attend Georgia Tech.
Technology is the future for all young people if they want to emerge from the crowd. With this scholarship, they will have the opportunity to go to one of the best technological schools in the country.
Robert Torras was a bomber pilot in the Air Force and became Captain before he left the service as a disabled war veteran. Mr. Torras began his career in manufacturing and in 1956, began Torras Properties, which includes commercial real estates, hospitality, residential construction, and private investing. There are more than 10 companies in the Torras Property portfolio, with more than 200 employees. His marina, Brunswick Landing Marina, has the greatest number of boats in saltwater slips of any marina on the Georgia coast with 314 slips and 96 boats in dry storage.
In addition to its business interests, the Torras family has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving through the Torras Foundation. Mr. Torras has also received numerous awards in support of small business, advancement of women in the workplace, and environmental stewardship.