Giving to USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering

Every gift from alumni, parents and friends to USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is an investment in a world-class engineering education. Your tax deductible gift helps the school to provide student scholarships, support senior design projects, attract and retain top-notch faculty and create innovative laboratory and learning spaces.

As part of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering will build a Bioengineering Garage, a Sustainability Garage and a Cyber Security Studio. The campaign offers an opportunity to reimagine the curriculum so a thermodynamics course won’t just teach students how to use heat, but will inspire them to create cooking stoves or energy systems that change lives in developing countries. How will you Lead the Change and make a world of difference?

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Every gift makes a difference!

Dean’s Innovation Fund
The Dean’s Innovation Fund provides the flexibility to take advantage of unexpected opportunities as they arise and to support new project ideas.

Engineering Scholarship Fund
Funding will be used to provide merit and need based scholarships for high-achieving engineering students.

Senior Design Projects
Funding will be used to support materials and equipment needed to complete hands-on, real-world projects.

Studio and Garage Space
Support will be used to provide space for innovating, exploring, building and enhancing engineering projects.

Humanitarian Engineering Projects
Support will be used to support communities in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Uganda to build sustainable water filtration systems and energy efficient cookstoves.

David Malicky Scholarship
To honor the memory of Dr. David Malicky, we are striving to create an endowed scholarship in his name. Any amount will help us get closer to the $50,000 goal and will help us honor Dr. Malicky's dedication to hands-on learning.

Rick Olson Endowed Scholarship
There are few USD engineering students who do not benefit from Dr. Rick Olson's guidance. An engineering alumnus recently pledged $50,000 to create an endowed scholarship in Dr. Olson's name. As the fund grows, we will be able to provide bigger and bigger scholarship amounts to deserving engineering students. Pay it forward!

Thank you for your support!


For more information, please contact:

Elisa Lurkis
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering
University of San Diego
(619) 260-7913
elurkis@sandiego.edu