Giving Opportunities

  • Dean’s Fund for Engineering Excellence

  • Engineering Scholarship Fund

  • Deason Innovation Gym

  • Lyle Scholars Program

dean's fund of engineering excellence
The Dean’s Fund for Engineering Excellence is dedicated to advancing the School and ensuring excellent academic programs. Distributions from this essential fund support engaged-learning opportunities for students and faculty recruitment.

Scholarships are vital to recruiting and retaining top engineering students. This important fund provides tuition assistance for qualified undergraduate and graduate students seeking an engineering degree at Lyle.
Engineering Scholarship Fund

Deason Innovation Gym
At the Lyle School, we believe all students need space – both physical and developmental – to experiment, tinker and push beyond setbacks. This can be difficult within a modern education system. So at Lyle, our multi-disciplinary innovation programs sit outside curriculum and take place in our Deason Innovation Gym, where there are no grade, only curiosity, ideas and the tools necessary to invent.

— lyle scholars program —


Established in 2010, the Lyle Scholars Program, which provides merit-based scholarships of $5,000 annually for four years, helps attract brilliant young minds by providing merit-based scholarships to top students pursuing an engineering degree. Listen to what Lyle Scholar, Will Spurgin, has to say about his scholarship.

To learn more about the Lyle Scholars Program, click here.

For more information on how to support this vital Program, please contact the Lyle Development Team at (214) 768-4136.

— additional giving opportunities —


Additional opportunities to support the Lyle School include:
  • Computer Science & Engineering Initiatives
  • Electrical Engineering Key Initiatives
  • Engineering Management Information Systems Initiatives
  • Engineering without Borders
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Initiatives
  • Mechanical Engineering Key Initiatives
  • TEDxSMU Conference

— our story —

At the Lyle School we are changing the way people think about engineers. Through innovation and hands-on experiences we are attracting a diverse mix of talented students interested in making a difference in the world through engineering.

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