Each day ECE faculty, professional staff and researchers strive to excel in our jobs as researchers, teachers, advisors and technicians, for the benefit of our students, our university, the State of Ohio, and the nation. The State of Ohio generously supports our program, but their support funds just a fraction of the actual cost of educating our students. We rely increasingly on external grants and research funds to support us as we strive for academic excellence. More importantly, we depend heavily on the contributions of alumni and friends who support our efforts. Your gift can help us to maintain our education and research facilities, provide support for a student’s educational expenses, or enhance our overall program offerings.
Supporting ECE Students
Thanks to generous donations by our alumni and friends, the ECE department is able to provide scholarships to 160-200 ECE students each year. These scholarships make a tremendous impact on the academic careers and lives of our students.
Recently, the financial needs of our students have increased due to the current financial crisis, while at the same time ECE endowments, like endowments nationwide, suffered considerable losses. These losses will result in reduced scholarship spending allocations until the earnings can be recovered through earnings or new donations. Your decision to donate to an ECE scholarship fund has never been more important, and can enable more ECE students to stay in school and complete their degrees.
Ways to Give
There are many ways to give to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, including establishing an endowed or support fund, or contributing to the ECE fund of your choice.
You can contribute directly to the ECE fund of your choice through The Ohio State University Online Giving secure website and online donation form. Visit our lists of ECE department program support funds and scholarship funds to find out more about established funds and donate online to a particular activity you wish to support.
Corporate matching gifts are a great way for Ohio State alumni, parents, and friends to maximize personal contributions to the University and increase the impact of their gift. To see if your company participates, please see the Ohio State Corporate Matching Gifts website for more information.