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.
We currently have three SEC Scholarships available for faculty at Virginia Tech. Information and applications for the individual scholarships can be found below.
The College of Engineering Sporn Award is given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate instruction.
The Engineering Organization Advisor Award is given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in advising an engineering organization within the college.
The The Undergraduate Research Advisor Award is given annually to an engineering faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in advising and incorporating undergraduate students into his/her research endeavors within the College of Engineering.
If you know of a faculty member that is deserving of recognition, please nominate them by filling out an application on our GobblerConnect. The application deadline for these scholarships is March 15th, 2019.
For Member Society and Design Teams
Design Team Endownment (DTE):
Engineering Organization Fund (EOF):
For Big Contribution Applicants
If you have any other concerns or questions please contact the Director of Philanthropy.