The Biology Department's extended community has created lifelong connections and professional collaborations. The involvement of alumni and friends of the department enhances the quality of studies and research in Biology immensely through donations and the establishment of endowed funds. Your contribution to the Biology Department will help our faculty members provide the best learning experience for our students. Funding priorities include instrumentation, undergraduate, graduate, summer research, and scholarships.
You may contribute online with your credit card, using our secure web server. Using this link, the contribution form will be preset to direct your gift to the Biology Department 0531: Funds are for unrestricted use by the Biology Department which provides essential support for the most pressing needs of biology students and faculty.
To make a contribution to a specific fund or endowment, please click on the links below and a preset contribution form will open in your browser. You can make contributions with a credit card or find More Ways to Make Your Gift. To find out more about these or other targeted funds and endowments, please email or call the Biology Chair, Lizabeth Allison, at 757-221-2232.
Biology Department (#0531)
Funds are for unrestricted use by the Biology Department.
Biology Greenhouse (#0012)
Funds are for the greenhouse.
Biology Special Research (#0527)
For research projects in the Biology Department
Biology Research & Opportunity (#4956)
To provide support for faculty-mentored undergraduate research or experiential learning opportunities in biology.
Alice and Samuel Bessman Scholarship and Endowment (#3437)
This funding provides undergraduate students with the opportunity and freedom to develop themselves into independent-minded researchers.
Established in 2012 through gifts from various donors, this fund supports faculty and student mentorship awards.
Established to support undergraduate students of biology who are conducting or planning a research project with an evolutionary focus.