Alum's gift creates new NE scholarship

On Purdue Day of Giving 2020, Nuclear Engineering Alumnus Don MacFarlane made a new estate gift of $90,000 to support the Donald R. MacFarlane Scholarship Endowment in Nuclear Engineering. This gift, combined with his original 2013 estate gift of $100,000 to the same scholarship fund, will ultimately benefit undergraduate Nuclear Engineering students for many generations to come.


MacFarlane earned his MS NE (1957) and PhD NE (1966) degrees at Purdue. With regard to his recent gift he states, “I am happy to be able to support the great University that gave me such a fine education.”

MacFarlane is among a few other Nuclear Engineering alumni who have created scholarships supporting Nuclear Engineering undergraduate students. We graciously thank them for their generosity as well.