College of Engineering
Kira Smith (BSME '20) credits her scholarship with giving her the time to explore research.

In the UW College of Engineering, we are dedicated to providing students with an inclusive, leading-edge engineering education, grounded in engineering fundamentals, with unique opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research. Whether this is through remote education or in person learning, the College of Engineering delivers a world-class engineering education.

Donors are essential to broadening access to a world-class education and reimagining the student experience. Your gift supports the next generation of engineering leaders who will tackle challenges ranging from the need for clean energy and clean water, to affordable health care delivery, to cyber security, to technology access for individuals with disabilities and more.

Join us today to help engineering students from all backgrounds succeed, from their first days on campus to their post-college careers, by making a gift to one of the following priorities: 

STARS Student Support Fund

The Washington STate Academic RedShirt (STARS) program utilizes a holistic cohort model to support engineering and computer science students from low-income, first-generation and educationally underserved backgrounds. STARS students receive a specialized two-year curriculum designed to build learning skills and strengthen academic preparation for core math and science prerequisites. Now in its 8th year, retention or graduation rates of STARS students in engineering or computer science are 77%. STARS students speak to its life-changing impact; Civil and Environmental Engineering graduate Judo Lata writes, “To STARS I owe waves of gratitude and I am beyond thankful to be where I am today.”

Dean’s Scholars Scholarship Fund 

This fund provides broad-based scholarships to a cohort of diverse first-year students, particularly those with financial need, first-generation college students and talented Washington students from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise leave the state for compelling offers elsewhere. As a cohort, these students will participate in educational support experiences during the first year such as a summer transition program and quarterly academic workshops.    

Engineering Capstone Design Fund

Capstone design projects provide a valuable opportunity for all undergraduate seniors to tackle complex, full-cycle design projects. Students frequently absorb the cost of these projects, from testing to prototype materials. This fund provides resources and support to enable students to move their designs from concept to reality.

Thank you for supporting the College of Engineering and for being a part of our community. Your gift truly makes an impact as we work to provide an exceptional experience for our students and expand access to a UW Engineering education.

Dean’s Challenge for the STARS Student Support Fund
For every ten gifts to the STARS Student Support Fund, UW Engineering Dean Nancy Allbritton will unlock another $1,000 toward the fund—up to a total of $10,000.
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Husky Giving Day Participation Leaderboard
All Areas of Support
Rank Areas of Support Donors
1 Athletics 1,300
2 UW Medicine COVID-19 Response 581
3 College of Arts & Sciences 483
4 School of Public Health 279
5 Foster School of Business 230
6 Undergraduate Academic Affairs 195
7 Allen School 176
8 Student Life 173
9 College of Engineering 167
10 UW Bothell 157
11 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 135
12 College of the Environment 131
13 UW Libraries 107
14 School of Social Work 101
15 Scholarships and Student Aid 92
16 College of Built Environments 91
17 UW Professional & Continuing Education 66
18 Alumni Association 61
19 School of Law 60
20 School of Nursing 59
21 Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 57
22 UW Tacoma 53
23 Information School 41
24 School of Pharmacy 39
25 School of Dentistry 27
26 Kente Graduation Ceremony 25
27 Meany Center for the Performing Arts 24
28 College of Education 21
29 Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design 21
30 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 16
31 UW Rome Center 15
32 Clean Energy Institute 10
33 Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) 10
34 Senior Class Gift 2021 6
35 FIUTS 5
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