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Supporting CEMS is a wonderful way to help the department continue its tradition of excellence. Gifts from alumni provide much needed additional support for students, faculty and infrastructure. You may choose to give to the department's general fund, give to a named fund, or create your own fund.

The top fundraising focus for CEMS is Campaign First. The goal is to endow 40 fellowships that would support all first-year graduate students for a full year. Campaign First will ensure that:

  • CEMS remains first in national reputation and rankings.
  • The University of Minnesota is the first choice of high-ability graduate students.
  • New faculty hires are first in their fields and the department's first choice to replace world-class scholars who are retiring.

Fellowship, Scholarship, and Support Funds

A number of existing funds are in place to support undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to provide support for faculty and the department in general. Many of these funds can be augmented by your contributions, or you can set up your own fund. View the list of funds to learn more and see the current recipients.

Giving to the Department Through Your Estate

Providing for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in your estate plan is a simple way to make a profound impact. There are many ways to make such a provision. Among the easiest is placing a bequest to the department in your will. Such a gift does not deplete needed income for living expenses, and often allows you to make a more financially significant gift than would have been possible during life.

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