Every year, the Student Engineers' Council gives out over $140,000 to design teams, engineering organizations, and engineering faculty.  In addition, the SEC awards scholarships to outstanding students and recognizes extraordinary faculty with the Sporn award.  Information and applications for the individual funds and scholarships can be found below.

The Design Team Endowment (DTE) was created to afford engineering design teams the opportunity to succeed in cases where a lack of funding might otherwise hinder them.  The DTE provides funding for, but not be limited to, design competition entry fees, tools, and hardware needed for the completion of the project.  These funds are awarded once per semester and expire one year from the date awarded.

The Engineering Organization Fund (EOF) was established to financially assist member organizations in sponsoring engineering-related events and programs.  The funds provide for opportunities such as attending or holding engineering conferences, developing student projects, and sponsoring engineering outreach programs directed at elementary, middle, and high school students.  Like the Design Team Endowment, these funds are awarded once per semester and expire one year from the date awarded.

The Big Contribution is an opportunity for faculty and staff in the College of Engineering to acquire funds for their research and other projects.  In the past, the SEC has funded research on cyborgs, contributed to the 4-axis mill in the Ware Lab, and provided funds for accelerometers in Goodwin Hall. Every year, the SEC distributes $30,000 in the spring with the funds expiring one year from the date awarded. 


SEC Scholarships

Check back for scholarship opportuinities in November when they will be available. 


For Member Society and Design Teams

SEC Funding Information Packet

Design Team Endownment (DTE):

- Design Team Endowment Application

- Design Team Endowment Board Presentation Slide Template

Engineering Organization Fund (EOF):

Engineering Organization Funding Application

- Engineering Organization Fund Board Presentation Slide Template


For Big Contribution Applicants

Big Contribution Application

Reimbursement Form


If you have any other concerns or questions please contact the Director of Philanthropy.