College of Engineering endowments

 

AGC Construction Management Endowed Scholarship

AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair
The J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering & Management Program has been offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in Construction Engineering since 2008. Starting in Fall 2021, the program will expand to offer Construction Management degrees. Recruiting and maintaining high level faculty is a priority in building a successful program. The AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair fund provides support for a faculty chair position in Construction Management.

Alex Mora MESA Endowed Scholarship

Alex Mora MESA Endowed Scholarship
The Alex Mora MESA Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2019 through the generous giving of Mr. Alex Mora, College of Engineering and MESA Program alumnus. This endowment provides scholarship support to students in the MESA Program in the College of Engineering.

Aldrete MESA Endowed Scholarship

Alfredo Aldrete and Sandra Pulido Aldrete MESA Endowed Scholarship
The Alfredo Aldrete and Sandra Pulido Aldrete MESA Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2020 through the generous giving of SDSU alumni and loyal supporters, Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo and Sandra P. Aldrete. This endowment provides scholarship support to students in the SDSU Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program in the College of Engineering. The Aldretes met at a MESA study group and they credit the MESA program for much of their academic success. They are pleased to support MESA so that other students can benefit from the program and become successful engineers.

Andrew Szeto Endowment

Andrew Y. J. Szeto Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Endowment
The Andrew Y.J. Szeto Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Endowment supports research and development activities in the field of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology (RE/AT) in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department. This endowed fund was established in 2019 by Dr. Andrew Y.J. Szeto, Electrical Engineering faculty emeritus.

ASHRAE San Diego Chapter

ASHRAE San Diego Chapter Endowed Scholarship
The ASHRAE San Diego Chapter Endowed Scholarship was established in 1986. ASHRAE is a diverse organization dedicated to advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. This endowment provides scholarship support to students majoring in Mechanical, Environmental, or Construction Engineering and who have demonstrated academic distinction in one of three areas: thermodynamics, heat transfer, or fluid mechanics. The first student scholarship was awarded in 1987.

Bergelectric Endowment

Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Endowment
The Bergelectric Charitable Foundation Endowment was established in 2020 to support the AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair in the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program. Bergelectric, a national electrical contractor headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, has been a long time supporter of the CEM Program and its work to advance the construction engineering and management workforce.

Beulah and John Wills Endowment

Beulah and John Wills Engineering Excellence Endowment
The Beulah and John Wills Engineering Excellence Endowment was established in 2017 to provide support for the College of Engineering. Beulah and John Wills (now deceased) were strong supporters of higher education, particularly areas of engineering, science and technology. Funds from this endowment are used at the discretion of the Dean to ensure student success, faculty excellence, and research advancement.

Bill Leonhard Jr. Scholarship Endowment

Bill E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowment
The William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowment was established in 2000 through the generous giving of Mr. Bill E. Leonhard, Jr., College of Engineering alumnus and distinguished SDSU supporter. The purpose of this endowment is to award merit-based scholarships to attract and retain outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to the College of Engineering.

William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowed Chair

Bill Leonhard Endowed Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering
The William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowed Chair fund provides support for a faculty chair position in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. This endowment was established in 1993 through the generous giving of Mr. Bill E. Leonhard, Jr., College of Engineering alumnus and distinguished SDSU supporter. The William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowed Chair is currently held by Dr. Natalie Mladenov, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Bruce Urquhart & Jacqueline Clayton

Bruce Urquhart & Jacqueline Clayton Endowed Scholarship
The Bruce Urquhart & Jacqueline Clayton Endowed Scholarship is utilized to support student veterans pursuing degrees in the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in May 2014 by Mr. Bruce Urquhart, SDSU alumnus and College of Engineering Faculty member, and Ms. Jacqueline Clayton. Bruce and Jacqueline both have backgrounds in transportation engineering, and Bruce has been a part-time faculty member at SDSU since 1992. Bruce and Jacqueline have admiration for student veterans and their excellent leadership capabilities, and as a scholarship recipient herself during her time in college, Jacqueline feels it is important to support today’s students.

SDSU Civil Engineering Students

Byrl Phelps/San Diego Engineers Club Endowment
The Byrl Phelps/San Diego Engineers Club Endowment was established in 1999. The endowment provides support for scholarships to students studying Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering.

SDSU Aerospace Engineering Students

Camille Speer Endowed Scholarship
The Camille Speer Endowed Scholarship fund was generously gifted by the Speer family, who was involved in the operation of the largest flight instruction facility on the West Coast. This endowment provides support for annual scholarships to students studying Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2004 and the first student scholarship was awarded in Fall of 2005.

Carol Forrest, P.E.

Carol Forrest, P.E. Memorial Watershed Management Endowed Scholarship
The Carol Forrest, P.E. Memorial Watershed Management Endowed Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Carol Forrest, a Principal Engineer and SDSU alumnus, who made an extraordinary contribution to the watershed management field during her 28 years of professional experience. This endowment is focused on encouraging students to enter and complete graduate studies in water resources related to storm water and urban runoff. Student scholarships will encourage graduate level research in improving how runoff is managed during construction, after land development (i.e., post-construction), in response to natural disasters (i.e., wildfires), or other events that affect water quality related to the protection or improvement of the health of receiving water systems and/or public property.

CEM Excellence Fund

CEM Excellence Endowment
The Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Excellence Endowment was established in 2001 to provide operating and faculty support to the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering. The CEM Program was named by the Filanc family in 2006 and is home to California's only college program to offer Construction Engineering and Construction Management majors.

SDSU College of Engineering Students Cheng-Mo Sun Memorial Scholarship

Cheng-Mo Sun Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Cheng-Mo Sun Memorial Endowed Scholarship provides support to first-time freshmen or transfer students majoring in Engineering. The endowment for this scholarship was gifted by Dr. Shu-Yun Chan, SDSU faculty emeritus, in memory of Mr. Cheng-Mo Sun in 1977.

Chuck and Kathy Mendenhall Endowment

Chuck and Kathy Mendenhall Faculty Excellence Endowment
The Chuck and Kathy Mendenhall Faculty Excellence Endowment was established in 2018 by SDSU alumni and loyal supporters, Chuck and Kathy Mendenhall. This endowment provides support for faculty salaries, research, education, travel and graduate assistant support within the College of Engineering.

Dan and Ann Brown Endowment

Daniel and Ann Brown Research Support Endowment
Daniel and Ann Brown, friends of SDSU, established the Daniel and Ann Brown Research Support Endowment in the College of Engineering in 2018. The endowment supports faculty salaries, research, education, travel and graduate assistant support within the College.

Daphne Marschalk Fredrickson

Daphne Marschalk Fredrickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Daphne Marschalk Fredrickson Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund was named in memory of Mrs. Daphne Marschalk Fredrickson, College of Engineering alumnus and member of the Society of Women Engineers. The endowed fund provides scholarship support to students who are members of the Society of Women Engineers and are enrolled in the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2001 and the first student scholarship was awarded in the 2002-2003 academic year.

SDSU College of Engineering Students Darrell P. Asquith Memorial Scholarship

Darrell P. Asquith Endowment
The Darrell P. Asquith Memorial Endowment provides scholarship support to students within the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2009 and was named in memory of Darrell P. Asquith, SDSU alumnus attended.

DN Tanks Endowed Scholarship

DN Tanks Endowed Scholarship for Diversity
The DN Tanks Endowed Scholarship for Diversity fund was established in 2020 by the generous support of DN Tanks, an El Cajon, CA-based company with over 90 years of experience designing and constructing prestressed concrete liquid storage tanks. In its efforts to support a diverse engineering workforce, DN Tanks has directed this endowment to provide scholarship support to students who are pursuing a degree in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and that are members of the National Society of Black Engineers SDSU Student Chapter and/or involved with the SDSU Black Resource Center. The first student scholarship was awarded in academic year 2021-2022.

Donald Grey Wilson Endowed Scholarship Recipients 2019

Donald Grey Wilson Bequest Endowment
The Donald Grey Wilson Endowed Scholarship was established in 1992 by Donald Grey Wilson, P.h.D., SDSU faculty emeritus. Dr. Wilson was a faculty member in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and was twice named "Most Influential Instructor" by SDSU students during his time with the College. The Donald Grey Wilson Endowment provides annual scholarship support for undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. Each scholarship awarded from this endowment will have at a minimum a value of $8,000.

SDSU Environmental Engineering Students Earl and Christina Myers Scholarship

Earl and Christina Myers Endowed Scholarship
The Earl and Christina Myers Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2003 to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in Civil or Environmental Engineering. The Myers family generously gifted this endowment in memory of Mr. Earl Myers, who was an SDSU alumnus and attended a two-year pre-engineering program at SDSU in the 1930’s. The first student scholarship was awarded in the 2004-2005 academic year.

Ellen Ochoa Endowment

Ellen Ochoa Endowment for the Femineer® Program
SDSU distinguished alumna Ellen Ochoa, the first Latinx woman to go to space and the former director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, established the Ellen Ochoa Endowment for the Femineer® Program in 2019. The endowment provides support for the Femineer® Program, which was adopted by the College of Engineering in Fall 2016. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit a Femineer® affiliate university, while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders.

SDSU College of Engineering Faculty

Engineering Faculty Endowed Scholarship
The Engineering Faculty Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 1996 to provide support for scholarships to students in the College of Engineering. This endowment is supported through generous gifts from College of Engineering faculty members.

fred harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing

fred harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing
The fred harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing fund provides support for a full Professor chair position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This endowment was established in 2020 through the generous giving of engineering alumni, Eric and Peggy Johnson. To honor emeritus professor fred harris and his legacy of excellence and teaching in digital signal processing, Eric and Peggy Johnson named the full Professor chair position the "fred harris Endowed Chair in Digital Signal Processing".

Georgia Griffiths

Georgia Griffiths, G2 Software Systems Endowed Scholarship
The Georgia Griffiths, G2 Software Systems Endowed Scholarship fund was established in July 2018 to provide scholarship support to students in the College of Engineering. Ms. Georgia Griffiths is a loyal supporter of SDSU and the President of G2 Software Systems, the first woman-owned defense contractor in San Diego, CA. The scholarship was awarded for the first time in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Harper Construction Company Endowment

Harper Construction Company Endowment
The Harper Construction Company Endowment was established in 2019 to support the AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair in the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program. Harper, a general contractor and industry leader in design-build construction, has been a long time supporter of the College of Engineering and CEM Program.

IBM Excellence Endowment

IBM Excellence in Minority Engineering Endowment
The IBM Excellence in Minority Engineering Endowment provides support to minority engineering academic program services in the College of Engineering. This endowment was established in 1990 through the generosity of IBM, a multinational computer technology and consulting company headquartered in New York. 

Jack R and Jane E Filanc Endowment

Jack R. and Jane E. Filanc Endowment
The Jack R. and Jane E. Filanc Endowment was established in 2005 by the Filanc family in honor of Julia Filanc, daughter of Jack R. and Jane E. Filanc. The endowment provides support to the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering. The Filanc family, as leaders in the field of construction, recognized the need for a construction engineering and management program in the San Diego region in order to develop a highly-skilled workforce of construction engineers and managers. The program honors Julia and leaves a permanent legacy for the construction industry.

Jack R. Filanc Endowed Scholarship

Jack R. Filanc Endowed Scholarship
The Jack R. Filanc Endowed Scholarship fund provides scholarship support to students in the Construction Engineering program within the College of Engineering. This endowed scholarship was generously gifted by the Filanc family in honor of Mr. Jack R. Filanc, founder of J.R. Filanc Construction Company. The Filanc family are recognized as leaders in the field of quality construction, and as loyal supporters of SDSU, named the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2005 and the first student scholarship was awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Marathon Construction Endowment

Marathon Construction Corporation Endowment
The Marathon Construction Corporation Endowment was established in 2020 to support the AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair in the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program. Marathon, a full service marine and general engineering contractor headquartered in Lakeside, CA, is a loyal supporter of the CEM Program and its efforts to attract and retain high level faculty to the program through the establishment of the endowed chair.

Mark E. Filanc Endowed Scholarship

Mark E. Filanc Endowed Scholarship
The Mark E. Filanc Endowed Scholarship fund provides scholarship support to students in the Construction Engineering program within the College of Engineering.  This endowed scholarship was generously gifted by the Filanc family in honor of Mr. Mark E. Filanc, CEO of J.R. Filanc Construction Company and SDSU faculty member. The Filanc family are loyal supporters of SDSU and named the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2005 and the first student scholarship was awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year.

McCarthy Building Companies Endowment

McCarthy Building Companies Endowment
The McCarthy Building Companies Endowment was established in 2021 to support the AGC Construction Management Endowed Chair in the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) Program. McCarthy, a national employee-owned construction company, is a loyal supporter of the CEM Program and its efforts to train highly skilled graduates for the construction industry.

Chi Epsilon

McMahon Chi Epsilon Student Chapter Endowment
The McMahon Chi Epsilon Student Chapter Endowment was established in 1999 to provide scholarship support to students who are members of Chi Epsilon in the Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department of the College of Engineering. This endowment was generously gifted through the McMahon Family Trust. Chi Epsilon is a civil engineering honor society dedicated to maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession. The SDSU Chapter of Chi Epsilon was established in 1967.

Michael R. Niggli Endowed Scholarship

Michael R. Niggli Endowed Scholarship
The Michael R. Niggli Endowed Scholarship fund provides scholarship support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the College of Engineering, with a preference for students who are active members in the SDSU Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program. This endowment was established in 2013 by Mr. Michael R. Niggli, an SDSU Electrical Engineering alumnus and generous supporter of the College of Engineering. The first student scholarships were awarded from this endowed fund in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Paul Stuverud MESA Endowed Scholarship

Paul Stuverud MESA Endowed Scholarship
The Paul Stuverud MESA Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2019 by Paul Stuverud, alumnus and long-time supporter of the College of Engineering. This endowment provides scholarship support to students in the SDSU Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program in the College of Engineering. Paul’s over 30 year engineering career was spent in San Diego and he feels it is important to support first generation and underserved students in their pursuit to become engineers.

Peter John Filanc Leadership Award Endowment

Peter John Filanc Leadership Award Endowment
The Peter John Filanc Leadership Award provides scholarship support to students in the Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering Department within the College of Engineering.  This endowed scholarship award was generously gifted by the Filanc family in honor of Mr. Peter John Filanc, former CEO of J.R. Filanc Construction Company and loyal SDSU supporter. As a dedicated philanthropist, Peter was a supporter of education and had a passion for mentoring and inspiring young engineers. The endowment was established in 2005 and the first student scholarship was awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year.

Preston Lowrey III Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Preston Lowrey III Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Preston Lowrey III Memorial Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarship support to students majoring in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. This fund was established in memory of Mr. Preston Lowrey III, who at the time of his death was pursuing research in alternative energy resources as an Associate Professor at SDSU. Preston graduated from Duke University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in oceanography and geology, then pursued mechanical engineering at NC State University where he graduated with his graduate degree in 1984. After serving as an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University in 1985-86, Preston came to SDSU to pursue his area of research. Preston was an avid explorer, loved the outdoors and enjoyed working with students. Preston’s appreciation for the environment drove his interest in research for alternative energy resources and he was motivated to try and make the world a better place through his research.

Qualcomm Women in Engineering Endowment

Qualcomm Women in Engineering Program and STEM Outreach Endowment
The Qualcomm Women in Engineering Program and STEM Outreach Endowment was established in 2004 to provide project-based learning and other support to inspire and empower students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in their education and future careers. Programming for this initiative is implemented through the College of Engineering's Women in Engineering and Femineer® Programs. The endowment was generously supported by Qualcomm, a multinational wireless technology corporation headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Rick Engineering Endowed Scholarship

Rick Engineering Company Endowed Scholarship
The Rick Engineering Company Endowed Scholarship fund was established in 2021 by the generous support of Rick Engineering Company, an engineering, planning and design firm headquartered in San Diego, CA. This endowment provides scholarship support to students pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. The first student scholarship will be awarded in academic year 2026-2027.

SDSU College of Engineering Students S. Falck Nielsen Family Endowment

S. Falck Nielsen Family Endowment
Through the generous support of the S. Falck Nielsen Family, the S. Falck Nielsen Family Scholarship Endowment was established in 1982 to provide scholarships to entering freshmen in the College of Engineering.

San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense Endowed Scholarship

San Diego Chapter of Women in Defense Endowed Scholarship
The San Diego Chapter of the Women in Defense (WID) organization cultivates and supports the advancement and recognition of women working in San Diego’s defense industry. Through one of its initiatives to support women who are working toward careers in defense and national security, the San Diego Chapter of WID established an endowed scholarship fund to provide student scholarships within the College of Engineering. The endowment was established in 2009 and the first student scholarship was awarded in the 2010-2011 academic year.

San Diego Foundation Blasker Chair

San Diego Foundation Blasker Chair
San Diego Foundation Blasker Chair endowed fund provides research support for a faculty chair position in Environmental Engineering. This endowment was established in 1996 through a grant provided by the San Diego Foundation, Blasker-Rose-Miah Endowment Fund. Former San Diego aeronautical engineer, Samuel L. Blasker, left a legacy gift to the San Diego Foundation to advance the frontiers of science across disciplines, including biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, oceanography, computer science, sociology and ethics. The Blasker Chair is currently held by Dr. Temesgen Garoma, Professor and Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at SDSU.

Sanford Stone Memorial Endowment

Sanford Stone Memorial Endowment
The Sanford Stone Memorial Endowment was established in 2002 by Mrs. Dorothy Stone and her children in memory of Mr. Sanford Stone. Sanford Stone was an emeritus faculty member of the SDSU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department. This endowment supports a cash award (known as the Sanford Stone Memorial Award) to the top graduating student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This award is the most coveted student award in the Department and supports student success and leadership opportunities.

Stephen and Lynne Doyle Endowment

Stephen and Lynne Doyle Endowment
The Stephen and Lynne Doyle Endowment was established in 2007 through the generous giving of Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Lynne Doyle, distinguished SDSU supporters. Stephen Doyle is an SDSU civil engineering alumnus, Chair of the College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Board, Vice Chair of The Campanile Foundation Board of Directors, and leader in the California building industry. Stephen and Lynne have been recognized for their philanthropic contributions in the San Diego region and established this endowment to support the development and betterment of the J.R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program in the College of Engineering.

Thomas G. Pine Professorship

Thomas G. Pine Endowed Professorship in Computer Engineering
The Thomas G. Pine Endowed fund provides support for a professorship in Computer Engineering within the College of Engineering. This endowment was established in 1999 by Thomas G. Pine, 1951 SDSU alumnus. As an "Aztec for Life", Thomas was an avid member of the SDSU Alumni Center, SDSU Athletics' Big 50, and the Aztecs Football Legacy. He was awarded the Monty Award for Alumni of the Year and invited to give a commencement speech to engineering graduates. The Thomas G. Pine Endowed Professorship is currently held by Dr. Sunil Kumar, Professor of Electrical Engineering at SDSU.

Leutloff Aerospace Endowment

Wayne E. and Mary Beiler Leutloff Aerospace Endowment
The Wayne E. and Mary Beiler Leutloff Aerospace Endowment was established in 2017 through an estate gift from Wayne E. and Mary Beitler Leutloff. Wayne E. Leutloff was an SDSU 1949 social science alumnus and he worked in engineering services at Lockheed Martin. Mary Beiler Leutloff was a flight nurse and she met Wayne during the Korean War when they were both serving in the military. The endowment supports the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Wireless Multimedia Endowment

Wireless Multimedia Endowment
The Wireless Multimedia Endowment was established in 2012 to provide general faculty support in the Department of Electric and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering.