The Impact of Annual Giving to the Promise Fund

The students below have experienced the generosity of annual fund donors. As Promise Fund Scholarship recipients, these students were able to focus their energy on academics at NYU Tandon School of Engineering where they continue to pursue their passions in the fields of science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

Christine Pembroke

A Civil Engineering major and a member of the Class of 2014, Christine Pembroke is a student ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at NYU School of Engineering as well as a member of the National Society for Black Engineers and Engineers without Borders. In the spring of 2011, Christine even had the opportunity to display her vocal skills when she sang the National Anthem on the stage of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center during commencement exercises.

Christine’s drive is what brought her to us, but the Promise Scholarship that she received is what allowed her to enroll. Without the annual support of the Promise Scholarship Fund from our alumni and friends, Christine would not have been able to attend NYU School of Engineering.

Jack Poon

As a Mechanical Engineering major and member of the Class of 2012, Jack takes his studies very seriously. By his sophomore year, he was taking junior level classes, participating in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities program with a team of peers and had become president of the NYU School of Engineering's Robotics Team. By his junior year, Jack had risen into a leadership position within the Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities program and had accepted a position as an intern with Makerbot Industries.

Without financial assistance provided by annual gifts to the Promise Scholarship Fund, Jack’s story at NYU School of Engineering would have been much different. The financial relief provided by his promise scholarship allowed Jack to devote time outside of the classroom to extra-curricular activities rather than working at a part-time job to pay for tuition.

The Impact of Annual Giving to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering Fund

The School of Engineering Fund provides unrestricted support to be used where it is needed most. This vital source of revenue allows NYU Tandon to offer students and faculty the state-of-the-art spaces and equipment needed to invent, innovate and bring ideas to fruition. Contributions to NYU Tandon School of Engineering Fund also provide the necessary resources to attract first-rate faculty and support research and internship opportunities for students.