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Because the higher education horizon is ever changing and evolving, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is committed to securing resources that enable the college to stay at the forefront of engineering education and research. To do this, our funding priorities are focused on our greatest needs in the areas of students, faculty, programs and facilities. While all of your gifts help elevate Auburn Engineering to new levels of excellence, the following are some of our current funding priorities.
Securing funds to recruit and retain the nation’s brightest students enables the college to enhance its intellectual capability and strengthen our student body. As Auburn’s largest academic constituency, the college is committed to securing the resources necessary to compete with other prestigious institutions for those men and women who have demonstrated superior academic achievement. Producing the finest engineers begins with recruiting the finest students.
Endowed scholarships in particular help create a steady stream of income for future generations of students. Because only the allocated income from the investment of gifts is used to fund scholarships, endowments provide an ongoing source of funding to support our students.
A key component of Auburn Engineering’s strategic plan is to double research endeavors and significantly increase the number of doctoral degrees awarded. These goals present unique opportunities for graduate students to engage in programs at the frontier of engineering education and innovative research. Support for graduate students is critical to our ability to attract the finest students and offer competitive financial packages to encourage them to further their studies. For more information on graduate fellowships, click here.
In many ways, unrestricted gifts are our most vital resource for success. They are unique in that they provide Auburn Engineering the means to meet unforeseen needs as they arise and to capitalize on emerging opportunities.Through annual unrestricted gifts, college administrators have the ability to direct funds to the greatest need, in particular, needs that are insufficiently funded through state appropriations. These are the contributions that enable Auburn Engineering to secure an extra measure of success. They are ultimately the difference between a good engineering program and a great one. Annual unrestricted gifts of any size are vital to the college’s achievements. Gifts of $10,000 or more for five years qualifies donors for the Engineering Keystone Society. For more information on unrestricted giving, click here.