Harvey Mudd College places a high priority on gifts involving student financial aid, plant renewal and clinic equipment, and endowed professorships. Such unrestricted gifts allow the college flexibility in addressing its mission and meets some of the college’s most urgent needs and priorities.
Student Financial Aid
Corporations strengthen their ties with Harvey Mudd College by providing financial support to its students, thereby addressing one of HMC’s most critical funding needs. More importantly for corporations, they establish direct links with some of the best undergraduate engineering and science students in the country.
HMC's need-based scholarship awards are granted to full-time students who demonstrate financial need for the program and who have not already received a bachelor's degree. This scholarship fund is comprised of gifts to the college from corporations, alumni and friends of HMC. The funds do not have to be repaid and are awarded on the basis of financial need and availability.
In order to continue to attract talented students, HMC must be able to offer additional financial support to it students regardless of financial need. For more information about student financial aid, please email email@example.com.
Plant Renewal and Clinic Equipment
Providing and maintaining state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities is an ongoing and expensive process. Harvey Mudd College must increasingly rely on gifts from private donors as the principal source of funds for plant renewal and Clinic equipment.
Many of the corporations who regularly collaborate with HMC have chosen to help improve or expand the facilities in which research and teaching occur. While supporting a particular research program addresses a company's immediate interest in a project or area, making a gift towards plant renewal represents a longer-term investment by helping to create and maintain the physical setting that supports an intellectually vibrant environment in which innovative ideas can flourish.
Additionally, our Clinic Program must also rely on corporations for equipment donations in order to enable our students to use cutting-edge technologies while pursuing projects in support of our Clinic sponsors. Review the Clinic website to determine equipment needs.
Corporations interested in making an even more significant and lasting gift to Harvey Mudd College should consider endowing, or helping to endow, a professorship. A corporation may give its name to the professorship, or it may choose to honor a key individual by establishing a chair in another name. Each endowed professorship becomes a living memorial to the donor's belief in intellectual values and social responsibility. The donor, the person in whose honor the donor may choose to name the chair, each successive holder and the college all share in the prestige that surrounds it. The cost of endowing a new endowed professorship is currently $3 million. Income from such gifts provides salary support as well as covering the various expenses incurred by the holder of the chair.
In 2004, HMC's Elizabeth Orwin ’95, assistant professor of engineering and biology, was appointed to the Barbara Stokes Dewey Professorship, established by the Parsons Foundation in 1990 to honor Barbara Stokes Dewey, who became executive director of the foundation. With up to a five-year term, the professorship is awarded to a female faculty member in the life sciences.