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The College of Engineering has educated engineers to make the world a better place since 1859. Our alumni’s achievements make a difference as they implement skills learned at MU to help solve society’s toughest problems. We take pride in the number and success of our alumni, the bright students taught by skillful faculty and the hands-on approach to learning.

Support from alumni and friends is an investment in the future of engineering excellence at MU. Your contributions have established scholarship funds that enable the College to recruit the best engineering students from around the globe, which enriches the learning environment. Private gifts have supported endowed faculty positions that make MU Engineering an attractive destination for prospective faculty members. Donor support has enabled us to upgrade and expand our facilities to address the needs of our growing program.

Your support continues to shape the future of engineering education at Mizzou. You can make a one-time gift or make a difference with one of the following opportunities:

Dean’s Fund for Excellence

A gift to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides funds for the College to address critical needs and also support general programs.

Engineering Scholarship Fund

The Engineering Scholarship Fund is a significant component of the College’s efforts to recruit and retain the best and brightest students from across the globe. It helps the College invest in students with greatest financial needs, as well as those who are academically gifted, helping to directly enable the future engineers who can impact the state, nation and world.

Facilities Enhancement Fund

A gift to this fund helps the College perform critical building renovations and fund future capital projects that are necessary to address critical space needs. In the last 10 years, enrollment has increase more than 80 percent. With each year of growth, more space is needed to accommodate classrooms, research laboratories, student facilities and administrative offices. Your support will ensure the College remains competitive in its quest to recruit the top faculty members and, in turn, provide cutting-edge learning opportunities for students.

Departmental ‘Funds for Excellence’

The College is home to seven academic departments and numerous research and excellence enters. Each department maintains a Fund for Excellence that is used to address areas of critical need within the department. The funds provide support for operations, department-related student clubs and activities and general activities that enhance the academic experience within each department.

Women in Engineering Center

The Women in Engineering Center was established in 2015 with an anonymous contribution from a College benefactor. It serves as the central location for activities that support the recruitment and retaining female students in the College of Engineering. The center promotes a welcoming and nurturing climate throughout female students’ academic careers, providing services to enhance their experiences and coordinating with other academic units and campus and system initiatives to provide the most effective services.


Endowed Scholarship

R. Bowen Loftin, Doug and Barbara DeMaire and Robert Schwartz stand in front of the portrait of the DeMaires in the College's portrait gallery.

On hand to commemorate the DeMaire’s addition to the College of Engineering’s portrait gallery of distinguished leaders are University of Missouri
Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin (left) and Interim Dean Robert Schwartz (right).

A gift of a named endowed scholarship provides support to students in perpetuity. The minimal principal balance required to establish an endowment is $25,000. Initial contributions may be made in lesser amounts with no awards made until the minimum of $25,000 is reached. The gift becomes a fund managed by the Curators of the University of Missouri.

Annual scholarship

A gift of a named annual scholarship (a non-endowed scholarship) provides annual support to students for a limited term and can also be a great way to give back.

Endowed Faculty Positions

Endowed Faculty Positions provide the resources to attract top scholars in each of the College’s disciplines. Private support from corporate partners and generous alumni has provided resources required to add top-notch faculty members. These endowed faculty members make the College a formidable contender when recruiting the top student scholars in many disciplines.

Funds are established under the following structure:

  • Named Faculty Fellowship: $500,000
  • Endowed Assistant Professorship: $1 million
  • Endowed Associate Professorship: $2 million
  • Endowed Dean: $5 million

In-Kind Gift Donations

The College is very interested in non-cash gifts that can help enhance student learning and research activities. You can help support the research and education mission of the College by donating machinery, equipment, materials, software and any item that can enhance learning.

Student Organizations

The College of Engineering is home to a wide number of student teams and organizations that provide opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular activities that supplement learning. There are more than 30 student teams and organizations in the College. These groups receive partial funding from the College and rely on generous donations from alumni and corporations to complete their funding.

Click here for a list of the Mizzou Engineering student teams and organizations.

For more information on giving one of these gifts, contact: