Walter Scott’s exceptionally generous gifts have also proven to be exceptionally wise investments in young people. In addition to renewable merit scholarships for up to 80 undergraduates, and fellowships for up to 30 graduate students, Scott’s gift will support four Presidential Chairs, teaching and research facilities, and funding for strategic initiatives in the Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering.
“As we get older, I think it’s natural to think about the generations that will follow,” said Scott. “And in a technological age, it’s important that our top students have the opportunity to study at strong research universities.”
Alumnus Shea Robinson (B.S., ’07; M.E., ’12) says his scholarship, gifted to CSU from Walter Scott, Jr., paved the way for his career. “I worked while I was in college, about 10 hours a week,” he said. “but because of my scholarship, I could be more flexible and selective where I worked. I didn’t have to worry about covering every expense to attend college.”
Today, he works as a mechanical engineering manager for Facebook Reality Labs, where he designs Oculus augmented and virtual reality prototypes. “My work is so fun,” says Robinson. “It’s all about human-computer interaction, cognitive science, and human perception science.”
Read more stories about donor impact throughout the State Your Purpose campaign for Colorado State University.