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Melanie Zauel

Senior Director, Planned Giving & Leadership Gifts

Michigan Engineering
Office of Advancement
(734) 647-7093

2105 LEC

Michigan Engineering Fund

The Michigan Engineering Fund helps provide the rich breadth of student experiences that make a Michigan Engineering education unique. Make an impact on today’s engineering students and help secure a better future.

More than 1800 donors rose to the challenge in December and January, jump-starting the Michigan Engineering Fund Endowment, which will help the MEF continue to support the rich breadth of student experiences that make a Michigan Engineering education unique.

But the Participation Challenge was just the beginning.  You can help keep the momentum going with a gift of any size.

Give now to MEF!

Each year, gifts to the Michigan Engineering Fund provide between $200,000 and $300,000 of undergraduate scholarship support. In addition, these gifts help address other immediate needs such as funding student projects, seeding experimental research and research into humanitarian technology, recruiting the most passionate and intelligent students, providing international experiences to give students a global perspective and upgrading teaching lab equipment.

This is our world. What becomes of it is up to us. Step forward with us as we strive to create breakthrough engineering solutions. Step forward and become a victor for engineering. Because this is our world – and our world needs victors.

Targeted Fund Opportunities

Sustainability Fund

The Sustainability Fund supports projects that make a difference for the planet and the community.

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Sponsored Student Team Projects Fund

The Sponsored Student Team Projects Fund provides resources for teamwork and hands-on projects that prepare students to succeed globally.

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Entrepreneurship Fund

The Entrepreneurship Fund empowers students to create and lead through entrepreneurship and leadership programs.

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Scholarships Fund

The Scholarships Fund supports undergraduate scholarships in Michigan Engineering. Most aid for students from this fund is in the form of tuition.

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Why Give to the Fund?

Donor generosity enriches the Michigan experience by significantly increasing the amount of financial aid we can offer our students, as well as providing key resources for academic enhancements and programs.

Tuition only covers part of the actual cost of undergraduate education. Donor and alumni support helps pay for the rest. Michigan Engineering recruits students who are engaged and passionate about solving the problems facing the world today and anticipating the needs of tomorrow’s generation. Every dollar you give helps a Michigan Engineering student to make an impact.

Your donation today to the Michigan Engineering Fund will enable us to train the engineers of tomorrow to find solutions to the world’s problems.

Give, because now more than ever, the world needs breakthrough engineering…

Michigan Engineering Fund Impact Report

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