Adams State University students majoring in the mechanical engineering degree may be eligible for a new Building the Future Scholarship established by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA). CHFA’s Building the Future Scholarship will assist Adams State mechanical engineering majors with educational expenses. CHFA designated $100,000 to scholarships over the next 10 years. One or multiple scholarships will be awarded each year based on recipient need.

“CHFA is proud to invest in the Adams State University/Colorado State University mechanical engineering program to provide students the ability to seek a robust profession after graduation. We established our Building the Future Scholarship fund to strengthen Colorado’s future workforce, advance equity in education access, and promote leadership in affordable housing and economic development,” said Cris White, CHFA executive director and CEO.

Adams State Mechanical Engineering Lab
Matt Nehring, Ph.D., assists mechanical engineering students.

Adams State partnered with Colorado State University to establish the mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree. Students have the opportunity to earn the CSU degree, delivered entirely on the Adams State campus. Adams State provides all lower-division coursework for the first two years of the program and CSU provides all upper-division coursework for the last two years by CSU faculty who are located in Alamosa.

Matt Nehring, Ph.D., Adams State professor of physics, is the director of the mechanical engineering program. “Our first class of students started the CSU/ASU mechanical engineering program this fall. We are striving to increase the size of next year’s cohort by 50 percent over this year and this generous scholarship will be a great incentive for new students.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must major in mechanical engineering; be an incoming freshman or sophomore during the award year; and meet grade point average requirements. Recipients must also be registered full-time and be a resident of Colorado, with preference given to San Luis Valley high school graduates. A letter outlining educational and career goals must also be provided.

Visit CSU/ASU mechanical engineering program for more information about the CHFA Building the Future Scholarship. The Adams State admission’s application fee is waived throughout October.