Toby Melvin

Computer Engineering major Toby Melvin received a LIPP Foundation Summer Research Internship.

Rania Dubois

Physics major Rania Dubois received a LIPP Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarship for Astronomy and Physics

More student recipients

The Research and Training Institute provides funding for student internships, student scholarships, faculty research, and faculty training solely through external sources. These sources are competitive, non-competitive, donation, and service-for-pay.

External Funding Awarded to the School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Since 1990

funding chart
  Competitive Non Competitive* Cash Donations Total
1990-94 $119,411 $0 $0 $119,411
1995-99 $675,908 $407,500 $0 $1,083,408
2000-04 $696,615 $502,609 $30,000 $1,229,224
2005-09 $1,842,187 $926,754 $180,000 $2,948,941

*VTEA, Perkins, MESA, Stimulus Funding

  • See Projects for a listing of competitive and non-competitive grants awarded.
  • The LIPP Foundation and the Garden of Giving Endowment are two sources of donations.
  • The BETSI II Project initiated its sustainability effort by establishing MyMatriline, an ancestry analysis service-for-pay. (BETSI Project homepage)

Research Internships

Students have identified participation in a research internship as one of the top factors contributing to their academic success. An internship increases their learning, improves their critical thinking, and fosters an understanding of how real science is conducted. Students also can experience the challenge and exhilaration of real science by presenting and defending their findings at a national conference.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Scholarships recognize and validate student academic achievement, along with providing funds that students may use to pay for books and tuition.

There are thirteen Academic Excellence Scholarships in the School of MSE. Nine are funded by the LIPP Foundation and four are funded by the Garden of Giving Endowment.

The scholarships are offered every year with an application deadline in March. See Scholarships on the MSE homepage for more information.

LIPP Foundation

The LIPP Foundation provides funding for scholarships and research internships for MSE students.