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Make a Difference in MEP
Your support would be greatly appreciated! Everything we do could not be possible without the generous support of industry and alumni financial support. If you would like to give a donation to MEP, please click the button to the right. You can also write a check to "MEP" and send it to the address below. Feel free to contact MEP Coordinator, Meghan Schuler-Jones, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on ways you can contribute to our program.
Multicultural Engineering Program
Bldg. 40, Room 117
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
MEP Tax ID: 20-4927897
If you choose to donate to our program, your donation will assist in providing resources that will assist MEP students academically, professionally, and personally. We thank you for your generosity!
Contributions to our MEP Opportunity & Programming Fund
Giving to our Programming & Services Fund is a fantastic way to provide support to a multitude of services and programs throughout the year. In the past, we have used these funds to purchase food for our Welcome Back and Finals Breakfasts, purchase supplies for our PALentine’s Day and Have a Great Summer (HAGS) socials, replace broken furniture and update software on the computers in the MEP Study Room, and much more. Contributing to this fund gives us the flexibility to carry over excess funding from one program or service to another as appropriate to maximize funds.
Suggested contribution: $1,000; Any contribution is appreciated.
Many of our industry supporters have created scholarships for our MEP students. We know that scholarships make a huge difference in our students' lives and greatly appreciate this support! Learn more about our industry-sponsored scholarships and our MEP Scholarship Database here.
Suggested contribution: $1,000 - $2,500
Special thanks to Boeing, Apple, Chevron, Phillips 66, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for setting up scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year!
Cal Poly Cares Funding
Research has shown that alleviating financial stress for college students increases their retention. As many MEP students are low income, financial contributions toward our partnership with Cal Poly Cares goes a long way. Cal Poly Cares supports students in the essentials like housing, meals, academic supplies and materials, personal care items, professional clothing, and unplanned emergencies.
Annual cost: $2,000; Any contribution is appreciated.
Club Leadership Retreat
For the past six years, MEP has teamed up with a company to take SHPE and NSBE leaders on a team-building activity. In an effort to keep morale high within hard-working officers, as well
as facilitate a smooth transition for the club’s new leadership, this event provides an opportunity to brainstorm and plan for the rest of the academic year and beyond. In addition to funding the event, company sponsors are welcome to attend.
Supporting SHPE & NSBE
The National SHPE and NSBE Conferences are the largest Hispanic/Latin and Black/African American engineering career fair and technical conferences in the United States. Our chapters are highly encouraged to attend. On average, SHPE and NSBE send about 30 students with company sponsorship. Many of the students acquire interviews, internships, and full-time positions from attending. This year, if students are unable to travel to conferences due to
the impact of COVID-19 or CSU restrictions on travel, please consider allowing students to utilize contributions for other club activities.
Annual cost per student: $800
Free printing in MEp study room
Currently, our students have to pay for printing in the MEP Study Room. Over the years, students have indicated that having free printing available would be a huge help. Providing this resource would make a big difference forour students!
Average cost for printer, paper, and toner per year: $2,000
new computers in Mep study room
The computers in the MEP Study Room were recently updated with new software. However,
many of the computers, the monitors, keyboards, and other accessories are fairly old. Replacing the computers and accessories would ensure that important software needed for engineering courses could run as smoothly as possible.