Scott Scholars Graduation
First class of Scott Scholars says farewell to CSU
source special by Anne Manning
photos by John Eisele
published May 12, 2021
In the fall of 2017, Colorado State University’s Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering welcomed its first class of Scott Scholars – a select group of undergraduate engineering students who had demonstrated exceptional academic and intellectual promise.
These students’ time at CSU was made possible through a $53.3 million gift from Walter Scott, Jr., an alumnus of the college that now bears his name, and whose dedication and generosity to generations of engineering students is unmatched. Scott’s gift – the largest in CSU’s history – also included support for Walter Scott, Jr. Fellowships, which provide funds to graduate students in engineering disciplines.
Along with the rest of the Class of 2021, the first graduating class of Scott Scholars will leave CSU with a world-class education, and a grit and determination to make positive changes in their corners of the world.
“Helping young people with their education is one of the finest investments we can possibly make as a society.”
— Walter Scott, Jr.
Meet four of these graduating Scott Scholars, and read how the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship, which provides up to $21,000 of renewable support per year to exceptional first-year engineering students, made a difference for them.
“I am proud of being a Scott Scholar, being a part of the Dean’s List every semester, participating in undergraduate research, and making many valuable connections with my peers and mentors that I hope to retain as I journey into the ‘real world’ as a chemical and biological engineer.” read more