On March 6, 2020, the Lynx community lost a guiding light in the Department of Civil Engineering when Professor Jonathan T. H. Wu passed away following 40 years of service to CU Denver. In the wake of his passing, Jonathan’s wife Mary wished to honor her husband’s legacy and their shared passion for higher education.
In that spirit, Mary partnered with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) to establish an endowed scholarship at CU Denver. The “OCA Colorado Endowed Scholarship Fund” supports first-generation undergraduates of primarily Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent who plan to use their education to benefit the Colorado community.
With Mary as the lead donor, the new scholarship opens doors to opportunity for CU Denver students while advancing OCA’s mission to embrace the hopes and aspirations of the AAPI community. The OCA Colorado Scholarship is currently open for applications, and the first awardees will be named in fall 2022.
At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.