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The Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University sincerely appreciates your interest in our funding initiatives and philanthropic causes for support. The gifts we receive help determine the future of our department by helping to encourage and attract the best and brightest students as well as obtain and retain the best faculty.  We welcome this opportunity to partner with you to ensure the long-term advancement of our highly-regarded and nationally-ranked department.

Contact our Development Team

Meredith Brown

  • Assistant Director of Development, Aerospace Engineering and Ocean Engineering
  • Houston Regional Development Officer
  • Phone: 979-862-1876
Meredith Brown

Kevin Westerman

  • Gift Planning Officer
  • Phone: 979-845-5113
Kevin Westerman
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Ways to give

There are many traditional ways of giving and, in many cases, corporate matching funds may be utilized to increase your contribution. Some of the opportunities include endowed undergraduate scholarships, endowed graduate fellowships, endowed faculty positions, rooms and laboratories, equipment gifts, unrestricted gifts and department campaigns and major projects. 

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 ScholarshipsThe 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.


Graduate Fellowships - 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.

Endowed Professorships - 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.

Camp SOAR students with floating fish

Other Giving Opportunities

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. Giving opportunities include, but are not limited to:


Engaging young students early in their education is critical to providing a pipeline of college-ready engineering students. Camp SOAR is a six-day summer camp designed to expose high school juniors and seniors to aerospace engineering at Texas A&M. A modest donation to Camp SOAR can change a life by providing a unique opportunity to a disadvantaged student.

Aerospace Engineering Excellence Fund

Participating in design competitions and maintaining the necessary labs, equipment and tools to design and prototype hardware require constant upgrades that existing funding does not cover. Contributing to the Aerospace Engineering Excellence fund will significantly enhance the design and competition experiences of our students.

Advisory Board

Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Endowed Legacy Funds

The aerospace engineering department has a 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. The endowed legacy funds will help shape the future of the Texas A&M aerospace engineering department for many years to come.

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

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For More Information

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.

For more instructions on using GiveNow, see Giving at Texas A&M University on the Texas A&M Foundation website.