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Biological Sciences Giving Opportunities

Cassie Thompson conducting Mesocosm experiment

The Biological Sciences Department’s fundraising priorities include undergraduate scholarships, research and conference funding, and growing the Rush Elliott Endowed Professorship.

Below is a list of existing accounts within the department. To support the department with an online gift, click on the account you would like to support.

General Support

Biological Sciences

  • Flexible support for the department’s most pressing needs

Rush Elliott Fund

  • Provides scholarships and supports the Preprofessional Advisor, in honor of former professor, advisor, and dean, Dr. Rush Elliott

The Biological Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Fund

  • Enhances the teaching of undergraduate students

Faculty & Staff Enhancements

The Rush Elliott Endowed Professorship

  • An endowed professorship honoring Dr. Rush Elliott

Student Awards and Scholarships

Rush Elliott Biological Science Award

  • An award for the top senior in Biological Sciences

The STEMstart Student Support Fund

  • Sponsors needy students for the STEMstart program

Dr. John R. Johnson Endowed Scholarship

  • Provides scholarships for pre-med students who plan to become a doctor

Bernadine L. Allen Biological Sciences Memorial Fund

  • Scholarships for undergraduate Biological Sciences majors

Hiram Roy Wilson and Florence Wilson Scholarship (Biological Sciences)

  • Provides stipends and scholarships to graduate students

The Dr. Ruth Matthewson Scholarship Fund

  • Supports juniors or seniors who are majoring in biology pre-med

The Eisman Family Scholarship

  • Scholarship for undergraduates who are majoring in pre-med

John J. Duffy Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for undergraduate biology majors

The Edward A Sprague Scholarship

  • Scholarship for pre-med students who have financial need, with a preference to students from Southeastern Ohio

Patrick Family Scholarship

  • Supports undergraduate Biology students who have financial need

Research, Conference & Travel Funding

The Robert E. Hunt Marine and Freshwater Biology Fund

  • Supports travel, field research, etc. for juniors and seniors majoring in marine, Freshwater, and conservation biology

Robert F. Rakowski Award for Outstanding Research

  • An award to recognize excellence in research within the Biological Sciences Department by a faculty, post-doctoral fellow, or graduate student

Contact Us

If you have questions about giving or if you have interest in establishing a new fund, please contact:

Amanda Blake
Director of Development