ECE Visionary Scholarships

Established 2012

In 2012, in partnership with The Grainger Foundation, the Grainger College of Engineering launched an ambitious initiative to raise $100 million in endowment support with a special emphasis on unrestricted scholarships. The Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative has since paved the way for hundreds of deserving students to make their dreams of becoming an engineer a reality.

The ECE Visionary Scholarship attracts the brightest students, ensures a diverse and talented class, and helps reduce debt. 

In addition to contributions for the ECE Visionary Scholarship fund, endowments for the following named EVS funds have been established in the ECE Department to support this effort:

  • Beanblossom ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Donald L. & Maryann D. Bitzer ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Brethauer ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Bright Family Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • C. Brown Family ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Thomas A. and Michaele R. DeTemple Electrical Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Philip T. and Sheila Fitzgerald Krein ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • George Gross ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Stanley D. Hanes Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Aran Hegarty ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Sherel and Patricia Horsley ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Richard N. Hwang Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Steven E. Makulec Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Robert E. Munson Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Henry and Deborah Pao Engineering Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Keundo and Kayong Park ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • John and Susan Paul ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Ari B. Pernick ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Roger Clapp Purdy ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Joseph J. Saban Memorial ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Texas Instruments ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund
  • Michael L. VanBlaricum and Pamela Calvetti VanBlaricum ECE Visionary Scholarship Fund


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2023-2024 Vaayun Hurria, Rohit Iyer, Leo Lin, Duc Nguyen, Emmanuella Valavanis, Sooraj Vydyanathan, Yash Warke, Justin Yu
2022-2023 Jaelynn-Darshawn Abdullah, Melvin Alpizar, Dominic Andrejek, Emily Chen, Lewis Conn, Alexandra Dicheva, Edward Dzieza, Chloe Estepp, Uriel Facio, Matilde Figueroa-Carrillo, Gustavo Fonseca, Emily Franco, Cristian Gamez, Xinyi Gong, Kaitlin Gowens, Olivia Guido, Diego Herrera, Ryan Horstman, Stephanie Leigh, Scott Lopez, Aleena Majeed, Eric Mattner, Naomi Popescu, Hugo Ribeiro, Jasmine Richmond, Daniel Rodriguez, Ariana Rosales, Anna Sako, Jeanjuella Tipan, Evelyn Urquiza, Gabriel Valles, Alfredo Velasquez, Nandika Vuyyuri, Mingxiao Wang, Sophia Wilhelm, Claire Zhu, Robert Zhu
2021-2022 Elliana Beck, Smruthi Srinivasan, Melvin Alpizar, Gisselle Candelaria, Emily Chen, Lewis Conn, Alex Dicheva, Chloe Estepp, Uriel Facio, Matilde, Figueroa-Carrillo, Gustavo Fonseca, Emily Franco, Cristian Gamez, Xinyi Gong, Kaitlin Gowens, Olivia Guido, Diego Herrera, Aleena Majeed
2020-2021 Annabelle Epplin, Mary Farruggio, Liana Koleva, Beulah Lee, Leanne Lee, Pauline Lu, Sophia Marhoul, Jennifer Chem, Ji Yoon Lee, Isha Akella, Vyomika Gupta, Lily Sheng, Elliana Beck
2019-2020 Tara D'Souza, Annabelle Epplin, Mary Farruggio, Nisha Kolagotla, Liana Koleva, Beulah Lee, Leanne Lee, Pauline Lu, Sophia Marhoul, Abigail Mohan, Michelle Zhang
2018-2019 Alixandra Ramos, Kanchi Shah, Keerat Singh, Nisha Kolagotla, Shana Dawn Milby
In addition to the ECE Visionary Scholarship fund, there is also an Engineering Visionary Scholarship (EVS) fund, which is managed by the Grainger College of Engineering. This fund also provides large, renewable scholarships to students across the College, including ECE students.  Since its inception, the Grainger EVS fund has supported over 700 students in the ECE department.