Unrestricted funds provide the college with the flexibility to respond to pressing needs and explore new opportunities. All unrestricted gifts help advance the college's educational mission. Gifts and commitments for unrestricted purposes are directed to the Dean of Engineering and Computing to be used where the opportunity may be greatest in any given year. Partner with us to support our essential unrestricted fund — these flexible resources allow us to be nimble and respond to creative opportunities, urgent needs and emerging dreams.
Undergraduate Endowed Scholarships
Endowed scholarships may be established with a minimum commitment of $25,000 generally payable over five years or through an estate gift or life income arrangement. Scholarships provide us with a competitive advantage in recruiting the brightest young scholars from South Carolina and across the nation.
Graduate Endowed Fellowships
Attracting stellar graduate students bolsters the reputation of the graduate program, which in turn attracts high-quality faculty and research funding. To be competitive with the finest technological and scientific graduate schools, we must be able to offer our graduate students substantial educational and living stipends. Fellowship support serves to strengthen basic research or teaching assistantships and provides a competitive advantage among our peer institutions.
- To provide partial support, a minimum endowment of $25,000 is required with a suggested endowment of $100,000.
- To provide full support, to be used as payment for teaching, research or service, a minimum endowment of $1,000,000 is needed.