The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University sincerely appreciates your interest of our funding initiatives and philanthropic causes for support.  While philanthropic motivating factors often vary, your giving will provide an impactful and rewarding opportunity to assist the department with meaningful scholarships and awards to our well-deserving students and critical funding to support and attract world-class faculty.  We welcome this opportunity to partner with you to ensure the long-term advancement of our highly regarded and nationally ranked department.

There are a variety of ways for your gift to positively impact the Aerospace Engineering Department at Texas A&M University.  Whether you wish to fund your gift via a one-time cash contribution, pledged payments over a period of years, establishment of a planned gift comprised of corporate stock or real estate holdings, or utilization of a corporate matching gift campaign, it is our expectation that your gift be appropriately designated and thoughtfully recognized.

Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Endowed Legacy Funds

In celebration of the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Department's 75th anniversary, we pause to reflect on the rich history of educational impact that our esteemed faculty have imparted upon thousands of current and former students. In thoughtful consideration and appreciation of these efforts, we cannot overstate the indelible legacy that an esteemed few have built during their career, dedicating their lives to the pursuit of academic excellence in the arena of aerospace engineering. Now is the time to honor each of these renowned scholars for their efforts by choosing to support the fulfillment of an endowed legacy fund in their honor, that will help shape the future of the Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Department for many years to come.

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Leland Carlson Undergraduate Fund

Funds will support the creation of one or more undergraduate scholarships

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John Junkins Graduate/Ph.D. Fund

Funds will support the creation of a graduate fellowship

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Walter Haisler Faculty Fund

Funds will support the creation of a career developing professorship

Stan Lowy

Stan Lowy Design Fund

Funds will support the creation of a student design excellence fund

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Professorships

As we plan for the future, department leadership will be mindful of the critical need to identify funding opportunities to support long-term continual need initiatives such as undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and professorships. These options are the bedrock of our fundraising efforts, and will always be of the utmost importance to ensure an ever-lasting legacy of success in the classroom. 

Undergraduate Scholarships: $25,000 and above

The need for undergraduate student support never ceases. In addition to giving students the extra money and time they need to excel in their studies, scholarship programs help the university recruit top students. The criteria for recipient selection may be designated by donors, and your generous contribution will provide an annual award that will be directed to a worthy Aerospace undergraduate student.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships: $500,000

Endowed Fellowships help to encourage more undergraduate students to pursue more advanced degrees. Top quality graduate students are important to faculty recruiting, our research program, and the future of engineering education. The endowed funds generate annual income which will be used to attract and retain quality graduate students in the department.

Graduate Fellowships

Endowed Professorships: $1,000,000

With the goal of growing the College of Engineering student body to 25,000 by 2025, we must continually strive to attract and recruit the best and brightest minds in the Aerospace academic arena to Texas A&M. By providing a gift to create an endowed professorship, you will make a lasting impact on the department that will result in the future education and career development of students that will ultimately shape the future of the aerospace industry.

Endowed Professorships

Philanthropic Giving

Similarly, we realize contributors may have philanthropic aspirations that impact other areas of emphasis, and we welcome the opportunity to work with you to match your passion with additional areas of need within the department.

Thank you again for your interest in supporting the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University

For More Information

Stephanie Blaney
Assistant Director of Development - Texas A&M University College of Engineering Texas A&M Foundation
7607 Eastmark Dr., Ste 230
Tel: 979.458.3137

The Texas A&M Foundation encourages donors to make gifts through the methods most convenient for them. Donors may choose to make current gifts such as cash, securities or multi-year pledges. They also may choose to utilize estate gifts such as bequests, charitable trusts or gift annuities. Finally, donors may designate the Foundation as beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement account. Corporate matching funds may be available to you through your employer.

The Foundation is the University’s designated 501(c)(3) organization created for the specific purpose of soliciting, managing and dispersing private funds given for the educational programs of Texas A&M University. Normal fees associated with collection and disbursement of gifts and gift income at Texas A&M will be assessed. Gifts to the Texas A&M Foundation are charitable contributions to the extent of funds donated in excess of any benefits that may have been received in return.

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