Sustained support from generous donors and friends like you ensures that College of Science & Engineering students will continue to receive the quality education that best prepares them for a meaningful career.

Current and future students benefit from all gifts that we receive from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends. In addition to helping us control costs, gifts enhance our efforts to achieve our goals which include:
  • Increasing the number and value of student scholarships
  • Attracting the best and brightest students
  • Recruiting the retaining top-ranked faculty
  • Establishing distinguished professorships
  • Developing and strengthening academic programs
  • Purchasing advanced equipment
  • Improving academic and research facilities

Support the College

Generous support from alumni and friends helps provide educational opportunities for the next class of students.

Whether it's through gifts for specific giving societies, or donations that fund scholarships, equipment or other areas, there are many areas and ways in which you can support College of Science and Engineering students, faculty, and programs.

Ways to Give

Established in 2006 by Walt Bisard '66, '67 for his wife Suzanne '75, '87 in honor of her 26 years of outstanding elementary science teaching career and for their 40th wedding anniversary. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award for a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The award may be used for tuition, travel to science meetings, conferences, or membership in science organization(s).

Applicant must be an elementary or middle school science education teaching major/minor, be a sophomore, junior, or senior, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better. A completed application form, a letter detailing your career plans, the name of a physics faculty member familiar with your work, and copies of any non-CMU undergraduate transcripts must be submitted to the Department of Physics chairperson, Dow Science Complex 203.

Established in 2011 by Diane E. Current and faculty members in memory of David H. Current. Income from the endowment will support a renewable award.

Applicant must be a full-time junior or senior student enrolled in the College of Science and Technology, Department of Physics with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must demonstrate a passion for physics, growth in problem-solving skills and interest in experimental physics.

Established in 2000 by Dr. Frank D. Johnson, '50, former director of Continuing Medical Education at Central Michigan Community Hospital and his wife M. Virjean, '51, a former elementary teacher, for a sophomore, junior or senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5, and who is majoring in biology, chemistry or physics. Alternate year awarded to a science major in teacher education.

This award is based on academic achievement and is open to sophomore, junior or senior students with a 3.5 GPA or better. The award will not be based on financial need. During odd-numbered years, scholarships will be awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in biology, chemistry or physics, and who are pursuing certification in secondary teaching certification. In even-numbered years, this scholarship will be awarded to sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in biology, chemistry or physics. An application form, a letter outlining your qualifications and goals, two letters of recommendation, a copy of your college transcripts and a copy of your signed major must be submitted to the Department of Physics chairperson, Dow Science Complex 203 by March 15.

Established in 1989 by family and friends for a junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Preference is given to English, journalism or physics majors.

Any junior, senior or graduate student with a 3.5 GPA or better. Preference is given to English, journalism or physics majors. A completed application form, a letter outlining your qualification and goals, a copy of your college transcripts and the name of a physics faculty member who can provide a recommendation must be submitted to the Department of Physics chairperson, Dow Science Complex 203.

Established in 1998 by the sons of Kenneth Wright, '34, a CMU physics teacher for over 30 years, for a third-year student with a declared major in physics, a minimum 3.5 GPA in classes offered by the physics department, and a minimum 2.5 GPA overall.

Applicant should be at least a junior with a signed major in physics or chemistry-physics with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and at least a 3.5 GPA in major/minor courses. A completed application form, a letter detailing your career plans, the name of a physics faculty member familiar with your work, and copies of any non-CMU undergraduate transcripts must be submitted to the Department of Physics chairperson, Dow Science Complex 203.