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Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Scholarships

The Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science is fortunate to have endowed scholarships available for qualifying undergraduate students.

How to Qualify

Scholarships are awarded based primarily on need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and merit. Some donors have established specific requirements for recipients of their scholarships.

How to Apply

By being accepted to the University of Denver, you are automatically considered for these engineering scholarships.  The Office of Financial Aid notifies the Mechanical and Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering department chairs of the students who qualify for the scholarships.  The department chairs make the award decisions.

Current Scholarships

Robert L. Alldredge Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 by Robert L. Alldredge, BSCHE '42, the Robert L. Alldredge Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by both engineering department chairs based on academic merit and financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are designated as Alldredge Scholars.

Leonard G. and Irene P. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1991 by Leonard G. Anderson '41, and Irene P. Anderson, the Leonard G. and Irene P. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund supports young women majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients shall be designated as Leonard G. and Irene P. Anderson Scholars.

Mary Jane Creutz Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2000 by Mary Jane Creutz Whitcomb, BS '50, this endowed scholarship supports deserving women pursuing an undergraduate degree in the both engineering departments.

Jones/Savio-Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 2011 by Robert L. Jones, BFA, '52, and Dixie L. Savio-Jones, the Robert L. Jones and Dixie L. Savio-Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund for Engineering and Computer Science provides scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at DU. Scholarship recipients shall be selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Jones/Savio-Jones Scholars.

John Paul Kammer Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established in 1989 by the family of John Paul Kammer, BS '87, the John Paul Kammer Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund supports deserving undergraduate engineering students who are active in campus organizations.

William J. Kunzman Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by William J. Kunzman, BSCH '54, MSCH '61, the William J. Kunzman Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by both engineering department chairs on the basis of academic merit and financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are designated as Kunzman Scholars.

Lee and Shirley Nelson Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 by K. Lee Nelson '50, and Shirley C. Nelson '52, the Lee and Shirley Nelson Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients shall be designated as Nelson Scholars.

Parkinson Family Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2012 by John Parkinson, M.D., the Parkinson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support to undergraduate students enrolled in The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and/or demonstrated financial need. Recipients shall be designated as Parkinson Scholars.

Homer G. Thomson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1990 by the Jane and Lloyd Pettit Foundation, in honor of Homer G. Thomson '19 for his service as a research engineer for the Allen-Bradley Company, the Homer G. Thomson Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by Financial Aid.

Bruce Albert Walker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1997 by Margaret M. Walker, BS '61, and Merrick and Company of Denver, in memory of Bruce A. Walker, BS '60, MBA '61, the Bruce A. Walker Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by both engineering department chairs on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship funds will support students up to a maximum award per student of full tuition per student. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Walker Scholars.

Dean's Undergraduate Scholarship
Discretionary scholarships determined by the Office of the Dean, usually given to undergraduate students or applicants in a less represented demographic, who are ineligible for another scholarship.

 

Recipients of the above scholarships may meet their donors at the annual Undergraduate Scholarship Reception.