Giving to MEP

It's an exciting time to be a part of the Minority Engineering Program at Purdue University! You are an important member of our community and as we celebrate 45 years of strong partnerships, 2020 will be a year of Honoring our Legacy and Forging our Future.

These words capture the spirit of the Minority Engineering Program and the Purdue experience. The struggles, victories, milestones and accomplishments of our past have created a wealth of stored energy to propel us forward in a positive trajectory towards the future. 

Our legacy has deep roots and many branches. Since the first underrepresented minority forged the path to receive an engineering degree at Purdue University in 1894, thousands have followed suit and have become engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors, corporate executives, and leaders who impact the world we live in!

A solid foundation has been established through the lifelong contributions of individuals that have championed the cause of diversity at Purdue. Beginning with President Arthur Hansen, Dean John Hancock, Saunie Taylor, Arthur Bond, Marion Blalock, Dean Emeritus Leah Jamieson and others, and continuing under the current leadership of Dean Mung Chiang and President Mitch Daniels, the MEP staff aspire to bring the number of underrepresented minorities at Purdue in line with state and national demographics. 

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The Facts are Clear
  • Many URM students are choosing other schools because they are offered more financial support
  • In 2014, we increased our scholarship support and as a result we saw a 73% increase in accepted offers
  • Less than 2% of underrepresented minority alumni actively support MEP through charitable gifts

Future minority engineers want to receive a world-renowned Purdue Engineering education. With over 3,000 underrepresented engineering alumni to appeal to for support, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We need our alumni and friends, like you, to help students that otherwise would not have access to our programs. Your gift to the Minority Engineering Program will provide the critical resources needed to support our programs and students: past, present, and future. And because of your gift, new opportunities will be granted and lives will be transformed.

Boiler Up! (Hammer Down!)

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