“Now is the time to be an engineer,” says Rudy Buchheit, Dean for the College of Engineering. Because we believe that is more true than ever, the College of Engineering is committed to supporting and rewarding our students with scholarship support. Pursuing an engineering education is not for the faint of heart, and our students have shown us time and time again that they are willing to put in the time and energy to excel in their academic pursuits. This will serve them well when they go out into the world to become the next generation of problem solvers and innovators. But before they graduate, we aim to serve them well with financial support.
Our Thomas Lester Scholars Program is one way we can do that. The Thomas Lester Scholars Program, known affectionately as the Lester Scholarship, is a renewable scholarship that is awarded to our incoming freshman. If students maintain the annual award criteria, they will continue to receive the award for the following three years with the support totaling $12,000.
We have long celebrated the fact that many students qualify for this scholarship every year. But in the last two years we have been most proud to report that due to the College’s strategic focus on student success we have seen an increase in students renewing their Lester Scholarships.
What does this mean? We will be able to graduate Lester Scholars in larger numbers in the coming years, and we need your support to help us grow the Lester Scholarship fund. To aid in that effort, two Engineering alumni, Terry and Sue Strange, have generously offered a $50,000 match for the Lester Scholarship fund on One Day For UK.
With the match, your gift will go two times as far. Your belief in our students’ success will go two times as far. If you have wanted to make a gift to the College of Engineering, now is the time!