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The Department of Plant Biology's focus is donor-centric, mindful of what the donors and the department's constituents want to accomplish with their money. We recognize the importance of donors' intentions and facilitate the necessary interactions to support the department and Rutgers.

Scholarships for undergraduates, fellowships for graduate students, and awards help cover tuition and research, which allows us to attract and retain the best students to the Department of Plant Biology and continue our mission of providing instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, and opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus.

Support for research and faculty enables the Department of Plant Biology to enhance research projects, instrumentation, facilities, and other research expenses.

Some opportunities to make an impact include:

  1. Department of Plant Biology
    Gifts to this fund can support a wide range of programs in the department, such as support for students presenting their research at conferences or for research instrumentation, maximizing the impact of your support.
  2. Eileen Brennan Graduate Scholarship Endowment in Plant Biology and Pathology
    Support for full-time graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department, who have achieved superior academic records or manifest promise of outstanding academic achievement are eligible for this scholarship. Dr. Brennan was a pioneer in the field of air pollution.
  3. Allen and Scott Off Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Scholarships are for full-time undergraduate or graduate students with research or similar projects having to do with floriculture, horticulture and plant science. Preference is for students from Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, any other South Jersey county.
  4. Professor Charles Gilvarg Memorial Fund for Plant Metabolic Engineering
    Funds will support plant metabolism and engineering research, such as graduate and undergraduate support, travel supplies, and equipment. Prof. Gilvarg was a tireless scientist and a demanding but motivational professor.
  5. SEBS Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Gifts to the endowment generate scholarships for student in perpetuity.
  6. SEBS Educational Assistance Fund
    The Educational Assistance Fund supports students on a rolling basis when students need additional resources to continue their studies.

Thank you for making an impact for Department of Plant Biology at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

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