Donations Impact Michigan Students

Today's Gifts = Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders

ESD 2019 College Student Engineer of the Year Scholarship Recipient Joseph Pinakidis at his NASA internship.

Because of the generous support of our members and donors, ESD is filling the pipeline of future engineers in Michigan. To do this, we focus on four key areas:

  1. University Chapters
  2. Student Scholarships
  3. Future City Competition
  4. Girls in Engineering Academy

Our Giving Guide tells more about all of these programs. One of them, our scholarship program, is an area we hope to grow in order to provide more impact to people’s lives. Last year, ESD awarded fifteen $1,000 scholarships to the best and brightest young engineering-minded scholars in Michigan.

Joey Pinakidis, a Michigan State University engineering student, was one of these scholarship recipients. On being asked why this award was important to him, he says, “Being selected for the ESD Scholarship means a lot to me because it shows that Professional Engineers believe I can accomplish great things in the future as a result of my work ethic, personality, good will, and intelligence. I want to prove to the ESD, and to myself, that I can accomplish extraordinary feats in this world. I am humbled to have received this award.”

In 2020—with the help of our donors—we plan to increase the amount of each award to $2,000.

Because of your financial support, ESD is able to give more scholarships to students like Joey. Please consider a donation today so that we can continue to support the engineers of tomorrow.