Permanent Endowments

Named Endowment Fund — From $25,000

The Institute encourages school-based unrestricted endowments to provide maximum flexibility in meeting pressing needs and to provide support for new initiatives. There are several opportunities for recognition, including the naming of the endowed fund.

Endowed Faculty Support

Chaired Professorships — From $1,500,000

Income from these named endowments will be used to support outstanding faculty in MSE to seed research projects, and for travel, equipment, and student research assistants—all consistent with the overall needs of the School. These professorships will ensure that such individuals, who have already made their mark in the field, possess the resources to remain at the forefront of their fields, and lead teaching and research efforts in areas important to the future of materials engineering. The visibility and stature of senior faculty chair holders will draw outstanding students to the program, stimulate innovative research, serve as mentors for younger faculty, and aggressively seek leveraged funding from government and industrial sources. Endowed chairs may be named to recognize their donors or a designee.

Endowed Student Support (named)

  • Undergraduate Scholarships - From $25,000
  • Graduate Fellowships - From $25,000
  • Undergraduate Research Awards - From $25,000

Quality students are measured by more than just SAT scores. Georgia Tech places a premium on attracting students with the character, determination, and intelligence necessary to meet the demands of a first-rate technological education and use that education to improve the world around them. To recruit the most promising undergraduate and graduate students to Materials Science engineering, we must compete against universities that offer considerably more financial support than Georgia Tech—even with Georgia's HOPE scholarship. Funding a named undergraduate scholarship or graduate fellowship is the best way to ensure that the best of the best are excited to attend Tech, and challenged by their education. Georgia Tech must be in the position to assure that no qualified student is denied an education.


There are many ways in which you can make a gift to the Georgia Tech Foundation in support of the School of Materials Science and Engineering.  To learn more, contact:

Naresh Thadhani

Alyssa Barnes

Your contribution will help to ensure a better future for our children and our planet.