Improve Diversity in Engineering Professions

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

Early Bird Match
Grab your coffee, it's time to kick off the Day of Giving with the Early Bird Match! A gift to the cause, college, or unit of your choice between 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $2,000.
$2,000 MATCHED
Lunchtime Challenge
All gifts made in the next hour (noon to 1 p.m. ET) will be doubled up to a total of $2,000! Make your gift now!
$2,000 MATCHED
Happy Hour Challenge
The work day is over, let's have some fun! The cause, college or unit that receives the most gifts today between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET will receive an additional $1,000 towards their cause or effort.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,000 Animals 36
2 Community 21
3 Environment 14
4 Food Insecurity 12
5 Ensure Student Success 10
6 Alumni Clubs 10
7 Diversity & Inclusion 10
8 Arts 7
9 Global Initiatives 0
Home Stretch Match
We have 3 hours left until this year's Day of Giving ends. If you still haven't made a gift, now is the time! All gifts made between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET will be matched up to a total of $1,000. Don't wait to make your gift!
$1,000 MATCHED
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