Alumni and Giving

Graduates of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering forge lifelong bonds with the College, University, and one another. We encourage continued alumni relationships, and with support through generous giving, we are able to provide positive learning experiences for our students.

David McLean, Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

A message from Dean David McLean

Dean McLean offers a message underscoring the values and intangible benefits scholarship support provides, as the university changes how we administer scholarships and our expectations of the student recipients.

Scholarship Impact Report

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Spotlight on College Scholarships


scholarships awarded annually


total dollars awarded from donor philanthropy

Power of CSU collective giving

(based on June 30, 2020, data)


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donors supporting scholarships


total dollars awarded from donor philanthropy


graduation rate of students who receive scholarships

“I am a first-generation student who comes from two immigrant parents. I would like to thank the generous donors for this opportunity that will allow me to continue my education.”
Roberto Ruiz Soto
Environmental Engineering
“I don’t think I am able to put into words the feeling of someone betting on you when they have never met you. I am honored someone believes in my dreams.”
Rebecca Zulch
Mechanical Engineering Major

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards at Colorado State University

The University's Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who, by their distinguished careers and service to the College, University, state, nation, or world, have brought honor to the College, the University, and themselves.


We seek to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society. To address that mission, the Development Office works closely with campus colleagues, alumni, and friends to secure a bright future for the College.

Visit the College’s giving page and select “Scott College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation” from the dropdown menu under “Gift.” 


For many deserving students, a degree is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations. There is no greater gift to these students, and society, than the opportunity to pursue higher education and use that education to better our world.

Ways to Give


To give by credit card or wire transfer, contact the Colorado State University Foundation at (970) 491-7135 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, or by e-mail to


Make checks payable to the Colorado State University Foundation and designate "Campaign for Colorado State University."


For security and safety reasons, do not mail cash donations. Instead, please deliver to:

Colorado State University Foundation
601 South Howes Street
410 University Services Center
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-9100


Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and Colorado State. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support the College. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or


Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial for both the College and you. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or


Donated homes, land, and other types of real estate can help the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering reach its goals. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or

Support Senior Design

Interested in supporting a Senior Design Team for our undergraduate students? Please fill out our sponsorship forms.


There are several options for paying a pledge made in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. You may mail a check—addressed to the CSU Foundation and noting the fund you would like to support—to:

Colorado State University Foundation
P.O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, Colorado 80522

You may pay your pledge online at


A gift of personal property includes equipment, inventory, books, technology, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by CSU and the College. Gifts in kind will be used to benefit the college as designated by the donor.

Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or


Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double or even triple any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift - we will do the rest. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or


Managing Director of Development

With nearly a decade of progressively greater experience and results in development, including four years at CU Boulder, Mary welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University.

Mary is pursuing her Planned Giving Specialist Certificate to improve her ability to secure major and blended gifts in support of alumni and friends of CSU. While at CU Boulder, she was one of two fundraisers nominated by the Vice Chancellor of Advancement to participate in a university-wide leadership development program in 2015.

Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a Bachelors of Professional Music, and her article Keeping Classical Music Alive, a case study of successful fundraising practices on the global orchestral stage, has been published in two professional journals. A Colorado native, Mary enjoys skiing and hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.