ATLANTA -- A PhD candidate at Georgia Tech has been named the recipient of this year's $25,000 Blanchard Scholarship.
Luyi Gui, 26, was recognized Monday during a ceremony held by the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
"It's an extreme honor for me to be selected for this award," said Gui, who is studying industrial engineering with a concentration in optimization.
The Blanchard Scholarship is awarded annually to exceptional Georgia graduate students. Gui was selected in honor of Interface Inc. founder and former chairman Ray C. Anderson, someone Gui said she admired. Anderson was posthumously awarded this year's Blanchard Award, which recognizes outstanding stewards of business and corporate responsibility.
A native of Nanjing, China, Gui has studied in the U.S. for more than four years. She plans to become a teacher.
The Blanchard Scholarship is sponsored by the Georgia Lottery.