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.
Robert Denver, Chair
The University of Michigan Office of Development
3003 South State Street, Suite 9000
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1288