Why Gift | College of Engineering | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Make A Gift

Your gift to the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics is an investment that helps sustain the dreams and aspiration of our students as well as cutting edge innovation that drives our future competitiveness.  It is also an investment in providing students with hands-on laboratories experiences and access to world-class faculty.

Why Make A Gift?


"Along with several of my brothers and sisters, we are the first generation in our family to have attained higher education degrees. We had parents that sacrificed and supported us in every way but it would have been much more difficult, if not impossible, without financial assistance such as scholarships, student work programs, Pell grants and government loans.

I think of the many young men and women who are in similar situations and must sometimes decide between the long term rewards of higher education and their family’s immediate needs. I don’t believe that bright minds should have to choose the latter. 

I serve on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Professional Advisory Board and give financially to the college because I feel that I can help make a difference." 

Howard Lo, Master of Science Engineering, May 1987
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