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U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering

VIP Students


VIP Program

To produce engineering leaders in selected disciplines with strong technical competence and professional skills to meet the challenges of Southwest Florida and beyond.


  • Acknowledgement as a "WCE Young Engineering Scholar"
  • Engineering Outreach Specialist available to aid the student in the FGCU application process
  • Holmes Hall tour with an Engineering Ambassador and visit with the Dean of WCE
  • Exclusive VIP Polo Shirt
  • Engineering VIP Events for students
  • Preference for available scholarships


  1. Above a 3.5 GPA (unweighted)
  2. Advanced Placement Calculus upon graduation
  3. Reommendation by either a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor
  4. Be excited about learning and becoming an engineer
  5. Complete a VIP Program Application