Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship

About the Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship:

The CMAA-SAC Scholarship Foundation wanted to celebrate the life and preserve the memory of Dylan through establishing the Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship. Dylan Thomas was a 16-year old, Junior at Pike County High School.  On September 28, 2018, he was hit and injured while playing in a local high school football game. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he underwent several surgeries, yet sadly passed away on September 30.   

Dylan loved playing football, cheering on the University of Miami, fishing, hunting,  and spending time with his family and friends. He shared his passion for football and encouraged younger students to never give up in following their dreams. 

Darren Thomas, Dylan’s father, is a well respected AEC Industry associate and Director of Physical Plant Operations at Clayton State University. Darren would bring Dylan to industry events and conferences to learn about the industry and most importantly, spend “father/son” time together. As a result, many industry associates knew Dylan through his father and met or crossed paths with him at industry functions over the years.

In honoring Dylan, we honor the entire Thomas family and support their initiative to create a legacy for Dylan; recognizing individuals with exceptional character and an interest in the architecture, engineering and/or construction industry.

The Dylan Thomas Memorial Scholarship will be given to our top Graduate or Undergraduate candidate.


The CMAA‐SAC Scholarship Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion or national origin in the awarding of scholarship grants.



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