Walter Scott, Jr. Gift

The $53.3 million commitment from 1953 alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. is the largest gift in the history of Colorado State University.

Undergraduate Student Support

“As we get older, I think it’s natural to think about the generations that will follow. And in a technological age, it’s important that our top students have the opportunity to study at strong research universities.”

– Walter Scott, Jr.

Scott Scholarships

“I absolutely am honored to have received the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship. It’s the reason I’m going to college. It’s taken a burden off my parents’ shoulders, and it means they raised a kid who’s excelled so much that someone wants to pay their college tuition, which is incredible.”
Juan Venegas next to his poster at the NREL internship presentation event, summer 2018; photo courtesy Juan Venegas
Juan Venegas
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Scott Undergraduate Research Experience

“The SURE experience gave me confidence in what I’m doing and what I’m pursuing. The project really helped me realize that mechanical engineering is what I’m interested in and what I want to do.”
Scott Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program student Heaven Smith works in Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Jiangou Zhao's Adaptive Robotics Lab at the CSU Powerhouse Campus, August 2019.
Heaven Smith
Mechanical Engineering

Research Initiatives

As a land-grant university, Colorado State University has a core mission for public engagement and service that contributes to the economic and societal progress of our state and nation. The integration of education and research creating knowledge for the public good is an overarching goal for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

Graduate Fellowships

Up to 30 outstanding first-year graduate students are selected each academic year to receive Walter Scott, Jr. Graduate Fellowships.

These awards recognize prior academic accomplishments and research excellence, as well as the potential to enhance the College’s research programs.

Name
Department
Mehrnaz Ahmadi
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wes Anderson
Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Andreano
Mechanical Engineering
Erik Brodin
Mechanical Engineering
Julieta Juncosa Calahorrano
Atmospheric Science
Sam Colosimo
Mechanical Engineering
Xuewei Du
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Luke Flores
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jace Furley
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Pardis Hosseini Ghasemabadian
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Christopher Hurst
Mechanical Engineering
Alec Jones
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Samantha Kaonis
Mechanical Engineering
Cameron Key
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Drew Koeritzer
Atmospheric Science
Matthew Lang
Atmospheric Science
Adam Morrone
Mechanical Engineering
Shashika Muramudalige
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeremiah Piersante
Atmospheric Science
Marquette Rocque
Atmospheric Science
Renish Thomas
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jaron Thompson
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Spencer Thomas Whyte
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Name
 Department
Kevin Barry
Atmospheric Science
Zachary Bruick
Atmospheric Science
Peter Chen
Mechanical Engineering
Carsten Dietvorst
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Omar Nofal
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anik Faisal
Mechanical Engineering
Justin Gangwish
Biomedical Engineering
Shijian Gao
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mason Garfield
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Sohaib Habiballa
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Erin Johnson
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jhordanne Jones
Atmospheric Science
Marissa Karpack
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vanesa Lopez Ambrosio
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Kirsten Mayer
Atmospheric Science
Alexander Meadows
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kathryn Moore
Atmospheric Science
Adam Moreau
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chaehyeon Nam
Atmospheric Science
Matthew Pauly
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Alec Richardson
Biomedical Engineering
Seth Siefken
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jiefeng Sun
Mechanical Engineering
Sean Walters
Mechanical Engineering
Dafu Wang
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Shumei Yin
Mechanical Engineering
“The Scott Fellowship played a large role in finalizing my decision to attend CSU for my graduate studies. I am so thankful for the educational opportunity this University has made available to me, and I am incredibly excited to begin contributing to the fantastic research that is occurring here.”
Cameron Coleal, Scott Graduate Fellowship, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cameron Coleal
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Scott Presidential Chairs

“The Scott Chairs will contribute significantly to the excellence of our research in engineering and across CSU, and I look forward to seeing the impact they will make as they disseminate knowledge to our local and global communities.”

– Alan Rudolph, Vice President for Research, Colorado State University

CSU and NCAR Explorer Series presents: Climate change expert panel discussion

Featuring our Scott Presidential Chairs, Colorado State University, in collaboration with the NCAR Explorer Series, presents an insightful expert panel discussion on our climate related to health and air quality. Hosted by the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, on March 3, 2020, in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and the National Science Foundation.

Areas of Excellence

The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is known for discovery leading to solutions to global challenges in water, health, energy, and the environment. The true goal of research is to discover technologies, standards, methods, products, and processes that improve the world we live in.

Water IconCSU has a rich legacy of excellence in water research, dating back to the earliest days of the University. Today, engineering faculty working in hydrology, hydraulics, water resources, and water infrastructure and management are continuing and expanding upon this legacy, helping us maintain a national and international prominence in this societally critical area.

Energy IconAccess to clean, reliable, and abundant energy is central to every major challenge the world faces today. Developing innovative solutions to global energy problems, our faculty conduct research in clean technology, renewable energy sources, next-generation photovoltaics, CO2 capture, and advanced power grid technologies.

Health IconPartnering with other CSU researchers, our faculty are making contributions to the improvement of human, animal, and environmental health. Our research includes development of new diagnostic tools and biomedical devices, tissue engineering, innovative pharmaceutical production processes, and human health impacts of degraded air and water quality.

Environment IconOur programs in atmospheric science and environmental engineering and science are ranked among the top in the world. Focus areas include hurricanes and severe weather, environmental monitoring using radar and satellite technologies, emissions and transport of pollutants, global carbon and nitrogen cycles, and water sustainability.

Impact

“We are humbled and incredibly grateful for this remarkable gift from Walter Scott… Walter has been a passionate and generous supporter of CSU since he graduated more than 60 years ago, and this gift is truly transformational. It will allow the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering to attract and support the finest faculty and students for years to come.”

Tony Frank, current Colorado State University System Chancellor and former President of the Fort Collins Campus   

2019 Walter Scott, Jr. Gift Impact Report cover featuring Faculty member Jesse Wilson and student Cameron Coleal in the Wilson Lab, September 2019

Walter Scott, Jr. Gift Impact Reports

Each year, the college produces a report detailing the impact that Walter Scott, Jr.'s has made over the course of the previous year.
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Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building

The Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building is the cornerstone of Colorado State University's Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. The state of the art, LEED-certified building houses research labs, classes, faculty, and staff.

“The Scott Bioengineering Building, equipped with innovative laboratories and classrooms, enables us to better educate our students and conduct cutting-edge research to help solve global challenges in the areas of water, health, energy, and the environment. We are extremely grateful to Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. for making this incredible resource a reality.”
David McLean, Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
David McLean
Professor and Dean, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering