Private support from individuals and organizations is essential to UW Bioengineering’s success. Federal funding and tuition revenue helps but often more is necessary to support our world-class research and education programs. Endowed scholarships, fellowship, professorships and chairs, as well as flexible unrestricted gifts can translate into tangible opportunities and benefits for our faculty and students.
Why give to UW Bioengineering?
Private gifts support our faculty, student and research endeavors which will enable us to invent the future of medicine for years to come. Watch this video to learn how private support helped Suzie Pun, the Robert J. Rushmer Associate Professor of Bioengineering, start a collaborative research project quickly.
Department priorities needing your support
Graduate Fellowship Support Fund
Our most important need is for graduate student support. Outstanding graduate students are essential to both the vibrancy of the learning experience and to the success of faculty research. UW Bioengineering is committed to recruiting the brightest students by offering a competitive package to fund their first full academic year. Your gift will help enhance our ability to attract the best candidates into our program.
Bioengineering Leadership Fun
Most financial support comes with very specific limitations on how it can be spent. This fund is a critical resource for the Chair, allowing the department flexibility to respond to emerging needs and opportunities. Your gift will promote activities related to the recruitment of faculty and special initiatives that extend the breadth of bioengineering research and education into the broader community such as symposiums and professional conferences.
Bioengineering Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
As tuition costs rise, Bioengineering is committed to providing scholarships to offset expenses for deserving students. Every year the department promotes academic excellence by awarding eligible students based on academic merit, research potential and financial need. Your donation to this fund is especially valuable to our students (and their families) during these times.
Rushmer Research Bioengineering Fund
This lectureship was created in 1985 to honor Dr. Robert F. Rushmer, founding Director of the Department of Bioengineering. The lecture attracts the foremost authorities in this diverse field as guest speakers; this annual intellectual and social event is the highlight of the year, benefiting an audience of students, alumni, faculty, colleagues in the Seattle community and corporate partners.
Giving to UW Bioengineering is easy
Bioengineering Program Manager
Other Giving Options
UW Bioengineering also accepts matching gifts as well as donations of appreciated securities, real estate, annuities, estate planning, and more.
Associate Director of Advancement
College of Engineering