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UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science students depend on the support of our alumni and friends. Through innovative programs, life-changing scholarships and enriching opportunities, students gain the academic knowledge and leadership skills needed to succeed as tomorrow’s leaders. Every gift of any amount makes a difference in the delivery of our programs and the lives of our students and faculty. Thank you for your support.

Faculty Support

CECS faculty bring strong academic and research backgrounds to influence, teach and mentor our students, graduates, industry partners and friends. We seek to hire more bright and innovative faculty to support a growing student population and expand our capacity for research. To recruit these individuals, we must raise money to be competitive against other institutions.

Student Support
Discretionary Support – Dean’s Excellence Fund

This funding creates a dependable source of support for CECSs most critical needs. Gifts provide support for scholarships, faculty, programs, facilities and community partnerships.

Endowed vs Non-Endowed Gifts


Scholarships Awarded Annually


Unmet Scholarship Need

Compass Society

The Dean’s Compass Society is a community of CECS donors who support the dean’s vision and goals through their annual commitment to philanthropy. The Society recognizes leadership-level annual giving of $1,000 and above (or $500 for alumni and friends who are 32 years of age and under) to any and all funds that support CECS. Annual gifts to CECS provide critical funding for scholarship support, senior design projects, equipment enhancements, professional development, and tools for recruiting the best, most diverse, and brightest faculty, staff and students to UCF. We are grateful to the alumni, parents and other friends of the College who give annually to support UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Those interested in giving monthly can become Compass Society members with a gift of $84/month (or $42 for young alumni).

Members of the Compass Society receive a welcome pin and letter from the Dean, as well as access to invitation only events and special recognition at our annual CECS Honors event. Members are also granted membership to the President’s Circle.

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