Improving diversity in engineering professions begins with our undergraduate students. The Minority Engineering Program (MEP) is dedicated to achieving that goal. Since the program launched in the 1970s, nearly 2,000 students have benefited from Ohio State’s MEP. Today there are nearly 600 students being impacted by the program. A combination of nurturing communities, exposure to industry partners, academic enrichment, mentoring and staff guidance enhances students’ experiences — particularly those from traditionally underrepresented ethnic groups. More than an academic program, MEP is a second family invested in students’ academic, social and professional successes. For students in their final years of college, there are gaps in funding where the MEP Scholarship ultimately makes it possible for them to complete college and embark on careers.
If students are not able to complete their college education due to a lack of financial support, our mission is not complete. Receiving help to fill a financial gap makes all of the difference for students who have to choose between internship opportunities or working an extra 20 hours a week to pay for school.
The MEP scholarship fund will ensure that approximately 20 students per academic year receive support. Your generosity extends the program’s reach to help our deserving Buckeye engineers for generations to come.
Diversifying the future workforce benefits everyone, and ensuring diverse students complete their college education is directly impacted by scholarship funding. Reducing students’ debt burden and the stress of how to pay for their final years of school will enable them to achieve their academic and professional dreams.
Are you staff or faculty? You can make your gift via payroll deduction.