Individual Engagement

Foster the Future STEM Leaders

You can help prepare students to become innovative problem-solvers—ready to tackle future challenges of society. Individual philanthropy supports student scholarships, campus events and continuous high-impact research.

We invite you to contact us so that we may help you craft a contribution in a way that will make the biggest impact on students and the most sense for you.  Together with the generosity of donors like you, we can shape the future of Florida Poly and spur economic growth in Florida and beyond.

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General Scholarship

The general scholarship fund is utilized for those students with the greatest need and highest merit. It allows students to attend Florida Poly and graduate without the added pressure of financial debt.

Presidential Scholarship

Provides $16,000, covering all expenses, for the students who win the President’s Club Scholarship Competition. In this competition, participants must present a solution to a current problem in society. Winners are graded upon innovation, rationale/impact, value, presentation, a question and answer session, and style.

Students with Disabilities Scholarship

Awarded to students with documented disabilities and demonstrated financial need. Matching funds from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation allow your gift to be doubled for students.

First Generation Scholarship

Awarded to students who are the first in their family to pursue a degree. Matching funds allow your gift to be doubled for students.

College of Engineering Scholarship

Awarded to students pursuing degrees within the College of Engineering

College of Innovation & Technology Scholarship

Awarded to students pursuing degrees within the College of Innovation and Technology

Lake Wales Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen graduating from Lake Wales High School.

Joshua D. Crowder Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshman graduating from any public high school in Leon County, Florida pursuing a degree in the College of Innovation and Technology.

Additional Support

Additional Support

Matching Donations

Double or even triple your gift by donating through your employer’s matching gift program. Many employers offer matching gift programs for charitable contributions made by employees, retirees and spouses. Find out if your company participates in matching gift programs.


Donations may be made into existing endowments:

  • General Endowment Fund
  • Ava Parker Endowed Fund
  • John R. Alexander Endowment Fund
  • Saddle Creek Logistics Endowed Scholarship

Endowments provide the University with ongoing support and are crucial to the long-term growth of the school. Investment policy and primary objectives may be found in the Policy Document Here. The minimum amount to establish an endowment is $100,000.

Estate and Planned Giving

Legacy giving is crucial to the growth of the University. You can include Florida Poly in your estate plans and leave a lasting impression on the University and future students. Your gift will continuously strengthen the areas in which you are most passionate.


A bequest is a gift made from your estate and may be in the form of cash, securities or other property. Florida Poly may also be outlined as a beneficiary of your retirement or life insurance policy. These gifts are included in the language of your will or living trust, or discussed with your policy administrator. Click here to learn more. 


Naming opportunities are available to recognize your relationship with Florida Polytechnic University. Attach your name to a facility, space or a non-physical aspect of the University.

  • Labs
  • Classrooms
  • Collaboration Rooms
  • Buildings
  • Athletic Fields
  • Faculty Chairs
  • Visiting Professorships
  • Faculty Startup Funds
  • Lectureships
  • Phoenix Funds
  • Create Your Own
Gifts In-Kind

Gifts-in-kind support the mission of Florida Poly and aim to enhance the quality of education and research. These include gifts of equipment, supplies, professional services, software, contract services, art, furnishings, etc. Visit Ways to Give for more information.

Event Sponsorship

All proceeds raised from events go directly toward funding the University’s priorities. By supporting campus events, donors can contribute to both educational initiatives and student scholarships.