Ways to Give

When you give to the School of Science and Engineering, you are giving our students exceptional educational, research and extracurricular experiences.


You can designate your gift for a specific cause or note that it is for general use within the School of Science and Engineering. Donors like you make it possible to provide student scholarships, update our facilities, attract nationally recognized faculty and recruit high-caliber students.


These gifts help relieve some of the financial burden of higher education, making it possible for our students to become more involved in student groups, participate in research, and take internships — all activities that build strong resumes and help them enter the workforce as leaders. Your gift helps ensure that every hardworking, deserving student has the means to afford their education.

Student Life

Thanks to your support, we have numerous opportunities for students to become involved in organizations that begin to build their career before they have even graduated. Student teams work collaboratively year-round to prepare for competitions that take learning beyond the classroom. Student organizations provide students with opportunities to lead and network with their peers.

Alumni Fund

Every gift to the Alumni Fund directly impacts students by providing support for scholarships, emergency aid, competition teams, leadership organizations, research opportunities, travel support, classroom upgrades, and so much more!

Capital Support

From renovating labs in existing buildings to constructing the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, there are plenty of opportunities to support exciting, impactful capital projects. Naming opportunities and multi-year pledges are available.

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Contact Us

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Melissa Ford

Director of Philanthropic Giving for SSE
Email: mford@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-1277