Endowments are critical to the long-term stability of the department because they provide a perpetual source of income that is not subject to political and enrollment fluctuations. These endowments provide support for students, teaching and research.
- Nelda E. Alger
To support scholarships for undergraduate Biology students.
- Derek Karl Branch Memorial Fund
To support undergraduate instructors.
- Emma J. Cole
Supports an annual graduate student fellowship for the study of Botany.
- Priscilla H. Connell
For the enrichment of the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students in the Department of Biology.
- Edwin H. Edwards
To support the creation and maintenance of one or more biology scholarships.
- Edie Goldenberg
For the general support of the growth and vitality of the Biology Department.
- Zella Mae Marshall
For the growth and development of biological science research.
- F.C. & Susan Eastman Newcombe
Support to employ researchers in the area of plant physiology.
- Peter Olaus Okkelberg
To create a scholarship fund for outstanding graduate students in Anatomy, Cytology and Embryology as it relates to Zoology.
- Elizabeth Youngman
To provide financial assistance to graduate students studying plant molecular biology.
A gift to an endowment is an especially meaningful contribution for alumni: no other investment in the Department is likely to yield longer-term results. Contact the MCDB Chair or our Development Liaison to explore possibilities.