Westinghouse Gift to Support Graduate Fellowships


September 27, 2001

The B.G. Lamme/Westinghouse Graduate Fellowship Fund has given Carnegie Mellon an endowment valued at $1,161,426 that will be used to provide graduate fellowships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Westinghouse Electric established the Lamme Scholarship Fund for graduate study in electrical engineering in 1927 in memory of Westinghouse chief engineer Benjamin Garver Lamme, who died in 1924. Originally, the fund was only to be used for graduate study by Westinghouse engineers. When Westinghouse Electric was dismantled in the late 1990s, Carnegie Mellon was granted this endowment to support fellowships in electrical and computer engineering. With this gift, Westinghouse Electric has contributed more than $3.2 million to the university since 1985.