Engineering College Scholars Endowment: Access and opportunity for tomorrow’s engineers

Nearly 15 percent of students – nearly 60 students a year with potential to impact the world – rely on scholarships to make graduation possible.

For nearly three decades, the Engineering College Scholars Endowment has helped outstanding students from all engineering disciplines afford an unrivaled education at CSU. This fund gives future engineers the financial support they need to complete their degrees and position them for a successful career. Provide access and opportunity for tomorrow’s engineers!

More than 90 percent of our freshmen and sophomores report pursuing engineering to help clean up and protect the environment, design and build new things, improve understanding of other countries and cultures, equip themselves to help others overcome challenges, and make meaningful contributions to science and engineering through work and research.

Give to the Engineering College Scholars Endowment to have lasting impact beyond CSU.

College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation: Invest in engineering excellence

Ensure the college continues to grow, retain key faculty, fund student scholarships, and improve outreach efforts through a gift to the Dean’s Innovation fund. Your investment shows your support for talented faculty and students in their groundbreaking research efforts and pioneering solutions to global issues.

The College of Engineering is educating the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders. Allow the college to forge ahead in its mission to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development.

Be our partner; create a better world for future generations.

Campus Connections: Believe in second chances

Support the mentoring of at-risk youth in our community through Campus Connections. This service-learning, research program facilitates mentorship opportunities in which CSU undergraduates work one-on-one with local kids, ages 11-18, in a structured, intentional, multilevel mentoring community.

Youth are referred to Campus Connections from our community partners within the juvenile justice system of Larimer County, local schools, and community agencies, and directly from families. These youth are then matched with an undergraduate college student enrolled in this service-learning course.

Student mentors represent every major on campus, and spend four hours once a week with their mentee in a group setting to provide academic support and career planning, encourage positive social-skill development, assist with goal-setting, and implement wellness programming. This program is life-changing for the youth, and their families, and for the CSU students.

College of Natural Sciences Aspen Scholarship Endowment: Seed success in natural sciences

Help seed a foundation of support for students in the College of Natural Sciences.

The Aspen Scholarship was established as a need-based fund that gives CNS students the room to breathe, grow, and show their brilliant colors within a chosen discipline. Help us give students a “leg up” rather than a “handout.”

“By awarding me this scholarship, you are making my college aspirations possible. Money has always been tight in my family. Over the years, my parents and I have worked an average of six jobs at once to provide for our family and my education; however, that tightness became nearly suffocating this past spring when my parents got a divorce. It was a shock to me and took a huge financial toll on all of us. This scholarship will help me breathe this school year, and I cannot thank you enough for it.”

– Nicole Kacirek

“This semester was different. I wasn’t certain that I would have the funds to even be able to afford a part-time student status. I am happy to say that I will be able to attend school this semester because this scholarship has granted me funds that will be going toward my school tuition. This means that I am one step closer to completing my degree and that much closer to starting my dream career, helping educate others on the importance of biology, ecology, and conservation. Again, I am very appreciative of your generosity and hope that like you have, I will be able to make a difference and give back to the community once I have accomplished my goals.”

– Eduardo Ruiz

Agricultural Scholarship: Feed the future

The Agricultural Scholarship is awarded to outstanding and deserving College of Agricultural Sciences students demonstrating industry leadership.

Encourage students to step beyond educational norms, and lead us to the world’s next agricultural breakthrough. Gifts to the Agricultural Scholarship support the future of agriculture, allowing undergraduate students to concentrate more fully on their studies, and providing greater opportunities to agricultural students today and in the future.

Always Remember Never Surrender Scholarship Endowment: Take a stand against suicide

This award, established by a psychology student who was touched by the tragedy of suicide, serves as a positive force for change.

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. Nearly 4,400 lives are lost annually in the United States. This scholarship benefits eligible Colorado State University junior and senior psychology majors studying mental health issues with an emphasis on suicide prevention. Help save lives!

Little Shop of Physics: Sharing science

Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics shares the wonder of science in classrooms, local schools, Native American reservations, public arenas, and more through take-home kits, on the web, and via television.

The program, which operates on private gifts and grants, is now nearly 25 years old. Little Shop has reached more than 300,000 K-12 students and provides workshops to more than 300 teachers annually. Science is real, accessible, creative, and fun! Help this popular program continue to thrive! Little Shop has gone global – taking Little Shop lessons to the children of Namibia – to inspire the next generation of scientists and teachers to change the world.

CVMBS Greatest Need: Invest in the greater good

The dean’s CVMBS Greatest Need fund provides funding for future veterinarians and expert scientists to be involved in community outreach and engage in experiential learning opportunities. At home and abroad, students learn to improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative research and service.

Last year, the fund sent several veterinary students to volunteer at a spay/neuter clinic in Mexico and a number of graduate students to study radiation science in Japan, as well as supported student clubs, scholarships, and service organizations.

Create a better tomorrow by investing in education, engagement, and outreach today.

Center for Conservation on Private Lands: Conserve Colorado’s natural landscapes

Through research, the Center for Conservation of Private Lands protects ecologically sensitive lands from the increasing pressure of development, invasive insects, diseases, plants, soil erosion, and other challenges. The center provides resources to landowners striving to mitigate these pressures and restore biodiversity while sustaining working farms and ranches.

Your gift allows the center to serve as an international hub for research, education, and outreach to promote conservation best practices on private lands.

Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment: Living broad perspectives and diverse ideas

For nearly 40 years, Dean Ann Gill has been a tireless champion for the liberal arts, providing essential creative materials, resources for research, and symposia for College of Liberal Arts faculty. In the spirit of her ongoing commitment, the Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment was created to bring diverse talents, perspectives, and thought leadership to campus for the benefit of students, faculty, and community.

Through dedicated mentorship and a heart for putting students first, Gill has had a profound impact on the College of Liberal Arts, helping solidify it as a critical and fundamental component of CSU’s offerings.

The ability to bring in guest lecturers and artists through this fund adds to the college’s growing reputation as a premier place to secure a high-caliber, experience-infused liberal arts education. Honor Dean Gill’s legacy of providing a rich experience to students and the community. Give to the Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment!