As a leading global employer of engineers, Rolls-Royce has a long history of supporting engineering education around the world.
Rolls-Royce has pledged $120,000 to establish a new, multi-year engineering scholarship program at Clemson. The Rolls-Royce Scholarship Program is designed to support undergraduate engineering education and will fund undergraduate scholarships for qualified students majoring in four-year engineering programs.
After years of working together informally, Rolls-Royce and Purdue University formalized their association in 1999 with a Memorandum of Understanding supported by a Master Sponsored Research Agreement. In 2003 the organizations worked together to acquire funding to establish a new University Technology Center at Purdue and in the same year Rolls-Royce committed to a $250,000 sponsorship to support the construction of the Millennium Engineering Center. In 2005 Rolls-Royce and Purdue co-founded the Indiana Advanced Aerospace Manufacturing Alliance. To date, more than 45 companies in Indiana have joined generating results in the form of new business opportunities.
The University of Virginia & Virginia Tech
The new Crosspointe Centre campus, that will manufacture aerospace products, will also house the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. This center will be a unique workforce training and development partnership between Rolls-Royce, the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech.