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Whether you want to ensure extraordinary students are capable of getting an MSE or MSIT degree, facilitate the growth and evolution of curricula through professional development, or drive the realization of new program initiatives, making a gift to the Software Engineering Professional Programs is the quickest and easiest way to make a lasting difference.

Charitable contributions to the program go to support a wide range of mission-critical activities to enrich the educational experience of our students and advance the ongoing development of faculty, staff, and the curriculum.

Hear from our Tomayko Scholarship recipient on how gifts from alumni, partners, and friends have made a significant and meaningful difference in his professional life. And to make a gift in support of outstanding education in Software Engineering, click here.

To make sure your gift goes to support the programs, there are two available funds to which you can designate your gift:

* Select "View All Funds" and then enter either "The James E. Tomayko Scholarship" or "Masters of Software Engineering Program Endowment Fund" in the available free-form fund designation box.

The James E. Tomayko Scholarship

Established in 2006 in remembrance of the much beloved MSE program founder and long-time director, James E. “Coach” Tomayko, the Tomayko Scholarship serves to enrich the program by recognizing, through tuition assistance, one or two exceptional students each year who embody the foundational principles put forth by Coach — hard work, intellectual curiosity, leadership, community mindedness, and an overarching sense of commitment to the program. The scholarship is a critical tool in both recognizing exemplary performance and retaining strong students in need of financial support.

Masters of Software Engineering Program Endowment Fund

As a program-wide endowment, this discretionary fund provides the flexibility and capability to support a wide range of programmatic needs as they arise, grow, and change from year to year. Historically, the endowment has been used to establish special projects, launch new program initiatives, and provide professional development opportunities for both students and faculty.