Although the commonwealth does provide funding to Virginia Tech, that funding represents only 39% of the university’s yearly budget. State budget shortfalls have impacted all of VT’s colleges, including the Mechanical Engineering Department. Your support is needed now more than ever to sustain our progress and improve our program offerings. Student scholarships, student projects, new program seeding, and outreach activities are all supported by gifts from alumni and friends. Your generosity means the difference between an educational program that is adequate, and one that is outstanding.
You can securely make a pledge, make a payment on an existing pledge, make a gift using your credit card, or request information on donating securities, making a planned gift or using electronic funds transfer from your checking account, via the online pledging form. Be sure to designate “Other Designation” and indicate “ME” along with any other specific use information you desire.
If you are a regular contributor to the Department, then we send our sincere thanks, and ask for your continued support. If you are not, please consider being a part of the progress of one of the Nation’s best M.E. departments.
To learn more about the Randolph Alumni Fund, or a list of current and past corporate & private scholarship funds within the ME department, and college scholarships that are awarded to ME students can be found on the ME Undergraduate Scholarships webpage. Last year’s scholarship recipients are also listed.
Ensuring Your Gift Goes to Mechanical Engineering
When you click the Donate button to the right, you will be brought to the Virginia Tech Gift site. To make a gift specifically to Mechanical Engineering, follow the two steps below.
1 – Click the light blue button labeled “ENTER YOUR OWN”
2 – When the button changes to a darker blue button labeled “SELECT FROM LIST” enter MECHANICAL ENGINEERING in the text box to the left.
And thank you for your continued support of the Mechanical Engineering Program at Virginia Tech