As graduates of the Class of 2018, we are coming together to launch the CEGE Graduating Class Scholarship, what we hope will become a CEGE tradition of graduating seniors giving back to future generations of CEGE students. As we look toward our graduation in a few weeks and whatever plans we have in the coming year, we want to commemorate our time here at CEGE and reflect back on what our experiences have meant to us. If, like us, you value the experiences you have had here at CEGE and feel that your education has prepared you for a meaningful career, we hope you'll consider paying it forward to those who will come after us by making a contribution of any size to the CEGE Graduating Class Scholarship.
What is the CEGE Graduating Class Scholarship? Created by CEGE students for future CEGE students, the CEGE Graduating Class Scholarship will provide direct financial support each year to one deserving CEGE student who has just declared his or her major within the department. Over the coming year, the Class of 2018 will be raising money to establish this scholarship fund, with the first recipient being awarded his or her scholarship in the fall of 2019.
Participation is key! We need your help to get this scholarship going. Please help us reach our goal of achieving 50% participation among the CEGE Class of 2018 by making a donation of any size - $5, $10, $20.18, whatever is meaningful to you! - to help us establish this scholarship.
Why should I give when I have student loans to pay off? Even if we have paid full tuition, we have each benefited immensely from the generosity of alumni who have come before us, investing in CEGE and in our potential as the future innovators and leaders in Civil, Environmental and Geo Engineering.
This campaign is a powerful display of class spirit and is an opportunity to participate as a class in the growing tradition of philanthropic support that has made our education at CEGE possible. This initiative is not about raising a certain dollar amount. We don’t care how much you give, just that you give whatever amount is affordable and meaningful to you (an idea would be to skip coffee one day and contibute those funds) in support of a student like you.
CEGE Gift Committee: Michael DeMars, Kade Kearney, Sami Kinnunen, and Lee Werner