Call for Scholarship Applicants: Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship
The family of former Tetra Tech employee Dave Donley, Jr., has established a memorial scholarship for Canadian post-secondary information technology (IT) and computer studies students. The Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications through April 30, 2021.
Dave was a valued member of Tetra Tech’s IT team from 2010 until his death in 2016 at age 32. Dave’s family wishes to honor his legacy by supporting students who exhibit the same qualities that Dave was known for—a passion for technology, strong problem solving and creative thinking abilities, and enthusiasm for helping others.
Dave was known on Tetra Tech’s IT team for his ability to solve even the most challenging problems, working on network support, configuration, and performance improvement and design and management of backup and daily IT operations. “You literally had to point him in the direction of a problem, and no matter how complex it was, he could solve it,” one colleague said. Another characterized him as “a leader of the best sort... [who] motivated his team by his enthusiasm, commitment, and energy.”
Shortly before his passing, Dave was honored for saving a life while at work. Dave sprang into action to perform CPR on a 55-year-old moving company employee who suffered a heart attack during a move at one of Tetra Tech’s offices.
The Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship is open to all Canadian post-secondary students who have been accepted to or are attending a post-secondary institution in Canada in an IT or computer studies program. Students can be enrolled in any year of study at a university, college, or technical school. Tetra Tech employees and their children in Canada are eligible to apply, but affiliation with Tetra Tech is not required.