Support the College

Once again thank you for your interest in supporting engineering education, research and programs at MSU. This section of the development website outlines various gift opportunities and methods of giving available to you. We welcome you to explore these options and consider joining the College of Engineering's family of supporters.


The College of Engineering receives a great deal of its private support through annual donor campaigns, endowment funds and special campaigns. In this section of the development website you can explore the various annual donor campaigns (e.g. Corporate In-House Campaigns) as well as several special campaigns focused on new research facilities projects and the upcoming Capital Campaign. You can also explore the opportunity to support or established endowed funds to benefit the College. Endowment gifts allow the College of Engineering to provide continual funding to a specific program or project. The principal of these gifts is invested and a portion of the annual earnings is used for annual program support. Endowment income can provide stable, long-term funding for faculty positions, scholarships, and program enhancement.

Giving Stories

Spalding Scholarships reflect love of MSU, family Photo of Spalding family

The son of two loyal alumni, David (Dave) Spalding (’67, Engineering) grew up wearing, seeing and being Spartan green. As a testament to his parents and for all MSU has meant to his family, Dave recently funded the Charles and Mary Jane Spalding Expendable Engineering Scholarships in their honor and became a member of MSU’s Theophilus C. Abbot donor society. The scholarships he created have already helped many engineering students, a high priority for Dave. Click here to read the full article.

Photo of 4 students looking at a laptopGE sponsors Residential Experience in Engineering

With a $160,000 gift, GE is sponsoring the Residential Experience in the College of Engineering. As part of the partnership program, beginning in the fall 2011 semester, GE will present an engineering problem based on the theme "Cleaner Transportation for a Sustainable Future," and students will be immersed in learning about the industry.
Click here to read the full article on page 4 of the Developments publication.

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