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Giving

All gifts make a difference in the lives of Engineering students today and tomorrow.

Gifts from alumni, corporate partners, and friends around the world help ensure that the College of Engineering remains a top-ranked college, a world leader in education for the next-generation of engineers, and a powerhouse for research, scholarship, and innovation to solve global problems, address society’s needs, and advance civilization.

The College of Engineering has many funds that can accommodate a variety of giving interests and goals (see Make a Gift Now for a list), including a new scholarship endowment initiative that will make a difference in the lives of engineering students today and tomorrow.

Each year, many promising students decline admission because they cannot find the money to attend. Each year’s graduating class leaves Illinois with more debt than graduates of the year before.

Making a top engineering education more accessible and affordable for more excellent students is a priority of Engineering at Illinois and Access Illinois. In engineering, our goals for the undergraduate student population are based on three principles: achievement, diversity, and access. We use scholarship funds to:

  • Recruit and retain the brightest, most qualified students to maintain our tradition of academic excellence.
  • Attract the most promising students from all segments of the population, including groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering.
  • Make an Illinois engineering education accessible to all qualified students, regardless of their family’s financial status.