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Please review the funds below and choose where you want your contribution to go. Contact our Development Office to answer any questions you may have about giving to Penn Engineering.
Engineering Annual Giving:
Penn Engineering’s Annual Giving Fund provides immediate budgetary support for the School’s most basic and pressing needs. These unrestricted funds give the School the flexibility to support numerous improvements and projects benefiting Engineering’s students, faculty and facilities. Dean Vijay Kumar is certain that the School will be able to meet the inevitable economic challenges ahead with resilience and ingenuity. Engineering Annual Giving monies will enable the faculty and students of SEAS to continue to anticipate new directions and move forward, seeking and devising creative approaches and solutions. Learn more | Give now!
Student Opportunities and Gift Levels:
The excitement and discovery of research is open to all students and is the keystone of Penn Engineering’s world-class Ph.D. programs. These programs are augmented by diverse Master's degree offerings. Penn Engineering offers a stimulating environment where collaborative research between students and their faculty mentors flourishes. An endowed named fellowship fund would partially support one of Penn Engineering’s graduate students for a full academic year.
- $250,000 creates a named endowed fellowship at Penn Engineering.
Endowed Named Scholarships enable donors to experience firsthand the joy of making a Penn Engineering education possible for all qualified students with the talent and ambition to succeed here. To encourage support for Dr. Amy Gutmann's Penn Compact 2020 priority of Inclusion, challenge funds are available to match various scholarship gift levels.
- $2 Million: Creates a Men and Women of Pennsylvania Scholarship or challenge fund.
Your gift of $1.5 million may be matched with up to $500,000 in challenge funds.
- $1 Million: Creates a scholarship supporting one high-need student each year in perpetuity.
Your gift of $850,000 may be matched with up to $150,000 in challenge funds.
- $500,000: Creates a scholarship meeting the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.
Your gift of $400,000 may be matched with up to $100,000 in challenge funds.
- $300,000: Creates a scholarship providing more than half of the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.
Your gift of $250,000 may be matched with up to $50,000 in challenge funds.
- $150,000: Creates a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.
Your gift of $125,000 may be matched with up to $25,000 in challenge funds.
- Young Alumni Scholarship $75,000: The Young Alumni Scholarship is available up to 10 years after graduation.
Your gift of $75,000 may be matched with up to $75,000 in challenge funds to create a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.
Faculty Opportunities and Gift Levels:
There is no better tool for recruiting and retaining the very best faculty than a named professorship endowed in perpetuity. Endowed chairs enable Penn Engineering to attract senior-level professors, providing prestige and guaranteed support for research activities. Only faculty who have demonstrated preeminence in their fields receive this honor.
- $3,000,000 endows a tenured engineering faculty position
The recognition and reward of superior performance in teaching and research by new and/or junior professors at Penn serves as a powerful means of retaining extraordinary faculty members. The potential for exceptional academic success does not go unrecognized by other recruiting universities and, by cultivating confidence and institutional loyalty, the award of a Faculty Fellowship can keep Penn Engineering one step ahead of the competition.
- A gift of $750,000 establishes a named Faculty Fellowship at Penn Engineering.
Intermediate level professors must have a widely recognized research record before they are granted the senior-level tenure status of a full professor. An Assistant Term Professorship, funded for five years, can help put a talented junior researcher on a senior level track by making available the financial resources for key career-enhancing opportunities.
- A gift of $1,500,000 would endow a Term Assistant Professorship at Penn Engineering.
Online Giving Opportunities:
Always available and ready to advise and encourage the very best from his students over the years, Dr. Iraj Zandi is now being honored with a graduate fellowship in his name. Join Dr. Zandi's distinguished colleagues and grateful students in recognizing him as a passionate teacher, mentor and friend with a gift to the Iraj Zandi Fellowship Fund. Give now!