Invest in the School of Engineering
Since opening its doors in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering has modeled the transformative power of public and private partnerships. Private support helped build East and West Halls and fuels our ongoing expansion. It also endows professorships, funds scholarships and develops dynamic co-curricular programming. Your investment provides students with the tools to become the next generation of innovative engineers, and faculty with funding for groundbreaking research.
Engineering a difference
School of Engineering alumni, parents and corporate and community friends have built a legacy support that is vital to the school’s growth and greatly benefits our faculty and students. The following are just a few examples of your dollars at work.
Academic and co-curricular program support Unrestricted annual fund gifts, as well as support for academic departments and co-curricular programming, are the lifeblood VCU School of Engineering progress. These gifts bring in visiting lecturers, enrich career programming and create and sustain laboratories. They also support student organizations and leadership programs.
Student support About one-third of incoming freshmen attend the School of Engineering on scholarship each year. Gifts to annual or endowed scholarships help us attract the highest caliber students and directly aid talented students in need. Endowed fellowships bring top graduate students into VCU’s advanced research initiatives.
Faculty endowments Endowed professorships and chairs help the School of Engineering recruit top faculty from around the country. These endowments also support entrepreneurial research and teaching initiatives and are a meaningful way for parents to recognize faculty excellence.
Support for student innovation and STEM programming The Capstone (Senior) Design program is the centerpiece of the VCU Engineering undergraduate experience. Gifts to this program furnish students with the materials they need to create design innovations. Your support also lets us share our students’ prototypes at the Senior Design Expo, a dazzling event attended by approximately 1,000 visitors - including middle and high school students - annually.
Support for capital projects Help us build the future - literally - with a gift to capital projects. These projects include the construction of new facilities, additions and improvements to existing buildings on campus, and acquisition of land or buildings.