Michael Habel Memorial Scholarship

Michael Habel Photo

The ECE department and the Robert Habel family have created a new scholarship to honor Michael Habel, a first-generation electrical engineering major who was 21 when he passed away unexpectedly on June 5, 2014. He was very popular in the department and has been cited for his robotic work.

"Michael thrived in and out of the classroom," said Tony Maciejewski, head of the CSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "He inspired others through his creativity, and he used his knowledge to make the world a better place. We are proud to establish a scholarship that will honor him for years to come."

Make a gift to the Michael Habel Memorial Scholarship:

  • Give online
  • Pay by check - Make checks payable to "CSU Foundation, Michael Habel Memorial Scholarship." Mail checks to the following address:

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

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

Holiday Lighting Display to Honor Michael and Raise Funds for Scholarship

ECE Students Hanging Lights for Michael Habel Display

For years, Michael orchestrated an annual holiday lighting display in the front yard of his home. In early November, fellow ECE students paid tribute to Michael by installing the lighting show at the Habel's home (left). The light show, which responds to music, will be open for viewing to the public during the 2014/15 holiday season.

View the lighting display at 3000 Ringneck Drive, Fort Collins, and tune into 100.3 FM