Support Engineering

There is No Better Time Than Now to Support UConn College of Engineering Students. UConn Engineering is launching the Engineering a Better Connecticut Scholarship Initiative dedicated to need-based scholarships for Connecticut students underrepresented in the field of engineering. The economic impact of COVID-19 has made scholarships more important than ever, especially, for these groups who have suffered disproportionately from the fallout.

We want to do better for our students, now and in the future and we need your help.  By supporting the Engineering a Better Connecticut Scholarship Initiative, you are making a difference and investing in the future of Connecticut.  We believe in the power of a UConn Engineering degree. Together we can help our students develop the tools they need to excel in these difficult times.

  • Only 256 of approximately 3,500 undergraduate students benefit each year from privately funded scholarships. We must do more.
  • Direct costs for an in-state student total nearly $32K. The average scholarship award is less than $10K. Every dollar has a profound impact.
  • SoE enrolls 1,995 students with financial need each year. With your help we can close the gap.
  • For nearly 35 years, the College of Engineering has worked to ensure students from underrepresented and underprivileged communities attend and thrive in our programs. Our BRIDGE program, has had among the highest graduation rates in our School.

Meet Our Team

don swinton

Donald Swinton

Senior Director of Development
(860) 336-7234

sarah martin

Sarah Martin

Director of Development
(860) 486-5000

catilin krous, alumni relations

Caitlin Krouse '09

Senior Director of Alumni Relations, Engineering
(860) 207-0815

shawn bernier

Shawn Bernier

Associate Director of Development
(512) 202-8500