Giving to the Department of Aerospace Engineering


Giving Options

Online Giving

Make a donation directly to the department online.

Other Gift Options

You can also donate to the department through matching gifts, appreciated securities, real estate, annuities, estate planning, and more. Please visit the Clark School's Giving webpage or contact our development staff to learn more.

Fearless Ideas

Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland—the University of Maryland's most ambitious fundraising campaign to-date—will focus on elevating and expanding our mission of service, enhancing our academic distinction, and bolstering a leading-edge research enterprise that has the power to improve the lives of millions.

Fearless Ideas will fuel our continued ascent as a world-class public research university through: ​
  • Scholarships and innovative co-curricular programs for students.
  • Investments in our world-renowned faculty.
  • Support for innovative programs and capital projects.
  • Expanded research that amplifies our impact. 

Your contribution, no matter how large or small, can have an impact on a student today, and far reaching impacts for tomorrow.

The generous support of friends and donors helps Aerospace Engineering provide:

Graduate Fellowships

Our most important need is for graduate fellowships. These will help us attract the best candidates into our highly productive Ph.D. program—and thus improve our chances of winning research funding and placing more of our Ph.D.s as professors in universities around the world.

Discretionary Funds

Discretionary funds for professors have multiple effects. Discretionary funds are vital to helping new faculty set up their laboratories and quickly become productive teachers and researchers. Discretionary funds will also allow our graduate students to participate in the most prestigious research conferences—often presenting their thesis work. Named professorships, even small ones, give specific faculty the flexibility to peruse new areas of research—areas where funding opportunities exist, but only if the proof-of-concept experiments already have been done.


Scholarships bring more young people into our field. Aerospace Engineering attracts some of the best undergraduates in the Clark School. We are always in need of more scholarship funds to make sure these young scholars can maximize their education.