Supporting YSEA

YSEA is a grassroots, all-volunteer organization, and it relies on membership dues and voluntary contributions to finance the bulk of its activities, including its undergraduate research grants, its science fair programs, its strategic alliance with FIRST® Robotics, and newer initiatives, like career fairs and entrepreneurial events. Here are ways you can help to support YSEA:

General Donations

You can make a one time donation to YSEA online or by filling out a Dues & Support Form and mailing it to YSEA with your payment details.

2020-2021 Student, Regular, and Senior Membership Dues are Waived

The YSEA Board of Directors has waived dues for the 2020-2021 academic year for Student Members, Regular Members, and Senior Members.

IMPORTANT: Even though dues are waived for the academic year, you still need to register as a member to show your support for our mission and programs, to continue your subscription to Yale Scientific Magazine, and to vote in YSEA elections.

To register as a 2020-2021 Student Member, Regular Member, or Senior Member, please visit

Paid Fellow memberships and Corporate memberships also remain available (see below).

YSEA Fellow Memberships

Individuals wishing to show a higher level of support for YSEA programs may wish to become YSEA Fellow Members or YSEA Life Members:

YSEA Fellow Membership ($250)
YSEA Life Fellow Membership ($2,500)

YSEA Corporate Memberships

For organizations wishing to support YSEA and its mission, corporate memberships are available at the following levels:

YSEA Corporate Basic Membership ($500)
YSEA Corporate Silver Membership ($2,500)
YSEA Corporate Gold Membership ($5,000)
YSEA Corporate Platinum Membership ($10,000)

General Donations

You can make a one time donation to YSEA online or by filling out a Dues & Support Form and mailing it to YSEA with your payment details.

The Yale Endowment Supports YSEA!

The Yale Endowment Fund manages a targeted fund known as the Yale Science & Engineering Association Fund. This fund was established as a lasting legacy in support of the following YSEA priorities and initiatives at Yale:

  • Individual and group student research grants, primarily supporting undergraduate student research projects or co- curricular projects that fall outside the threshold of other traditional funding mechanisms.
  • High School Science Fair Awards intended (a) to solidify the growing reputation of Yale as a center of excellence for science and engineering (S&E) education and (b) enhance the quality of applicants to Yale College who intend and effect a major in engineering or one of the scientific disciplines.
  • Curricular and co-curricular science and engineering activities, including undergraduate student groups, undergraduate research fellowships, graduate fellowships and co-curricular graduate student activities.

The fund provides annual financial support for faculty and students at Yale who engage in these activities. To contribute to this fund, please visit the Giving to Yale page and click on Make a Gift Now. Designate the gift to the Yale Science & Engineering Association Fund (fund#19591)

Matching Donations

If your employer offers a matching gift program, you can use it to multiply your support of YSEA. Please ask your employer’s human resources department about its matching gift policy. By participating in a matching gift program, some of our members have been able to double the size of their gifts to YSEA!

Tax Information

The Yale Science & Engineering Association, Inc. is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit public charity. YSEA’s tax identification number is 06-1056561. Payments made to YSEA are tax deductible to extent permitted by law. Please check with your tax advisor for more information.