about advancement

About Us

At Michigan Tech our students experience learning by doing. They design, code, create, and build. As a research university, our mission is to create a just, prosperous, and sustainable world that is expressed through our entrepreneurial spirit—equal parts curiosity and tenacity.

Our Advancement team is here to help support that mission in as many ways as we can. We raise money for scholarships. We connect with our corporate partners to bring the programs and equipment relevant to industry into our classrooms and laboratories. And we pool the contributions of you, our donors, to support Michigan Tech.

Your donations help fund 19 major research centers. 200+ student organizations. 14 varsity sports. You help us create and invest in the future.

You make a difference every day.
You share your gifts in many ways.
You support your passions.
You make a difference in the lives of others.

Every day, you help us support our crazy smart students and faculty who are changing the world.

We’re here to help you do that. Let us know how we can make your visions a reality. Your generous support helps us to make a difference in the lives of those who will make a difference in the lives of others. 

Les P. Cook
Vice President for Student Affairs and Advancement

  • $1.2M

    endowed scholarship awards in FY16

  • 778

    students awarded endowed scholarships in FY16

  • 15,175

    unique scholarship donors

"Leave a legacy that will keep on living and keep on giving—how can you beat a hobby like that?"

—Bob Nara