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The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology is fortunate in the support it receives from alumni and friends. Through the OSU Foundation, we have been able to establish named funds and endowments in honor, or, in memory, of friends, alumni, and faculty. Through the growth of these funds we are able to enhance support for our students and programs including; travel expenses for student research, or for travel to present a poster or paper at a national or international meeting; support for student research under the mentorship of a faculty member in their laboratory; purchase of specialized equipment; improvement of facilities, inviting academics from outside OSU to lecture in our seminar series and to meet students. These are just few of the enhancements that make the quality difference for our students’ experience in this department.
For Alumni and Friends of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology wishing to support our many programs and research projects, the OSU Foundation has an easy to use "Make a Gift Online " page.
To direct your gift to the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, under "I Want to Give to" select "Other Departments and Programs." In the pop up select the drop down next to College of Agricultural Sciences, then check the box next to Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. To specify a particular program in the Department, you may add the name of one of the funds below in "Comments or Special Instructions".
Alternatively, you may download a form, and send it directly to: OSU Foundation, 850 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
This fund was created to hold smaller endowments established in memory, or to honor the retirement of particular individuals. Gifts can be made to the Botany and Plant Pathology Endowment Fund in Honor and Memory of Alumni and Friends in the name of any of the memorial funds. Learn more about the endowments.
The endowment provides one or more annual scholarship awards to Oregon State University Students who have declared Botany as a major and whose exceptional academic achievement and leadership demonstrate the potential for promising careers in Botany. A proportion of the interest from the fund may be directed to support undergraduate research projects in Botany. Learn more.
The Bonnie Hall Student Activity Endowment Fund is named in 2004 in honor and memory of Bonnie Hall's contributions to the department. This fund was originally established in 1993 after the sale of Bonnie's artwork to benefit student group trips. The endowment will be used to support group activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more.
The goal of this program is to increase the level of diversity among students who enter Ph.D. programs to pursue careers in university teaching and research by providing research opportunities to undergraduates that have been underserved. Learn more.
The fund supports undergraduate education in the department and is used either to directly support undergraduate students, their research efforts, or to support teaching efforts on behalf of these students. Learn more.
The Georgia Mason Herbarium Fund was established in 1978 by a gift which was invested to provide funds for a student worker to participate in the day-to-day operating activities of the Herbarium and its programs. Learn more.
Drs. Mary L. and Robert L. Powelson Endowment was established to support research, extension and outreach, and/or teaching programs in plant pathology conducted by assistant professors or similar early career state-funded faculty. Learn more.
The annual proceeds of the endowment will be used to support travel of graduate students within the area of Botany and Plant Pathology. It is the wish of the donors that these funds be used by graduate students for attendance at professional meetings where the recipient has a specific responsibility such as presenting a poster or paper, or participating in a discussion as an invited participant. Learn more.
Dr. Bonnie C. Templetonwas a generous friend to the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. She made three separate gifts that will benefit our programs in perpetuity. In 1989, she established an endowment to provide support for graduate student research in systematics. Shortly thereafter, she created a second endowment to help support maintenance of our teaching greenhouse collection.
Her very generous gift in 1997 has made possible the creation and furnishing of the Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton Conference Room, the expansion and furnishing of the Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton Herbarium Preparation Room, and in 2002, the creation of the Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton Imaging Room. The remainder of this gift was used to establish The Dr. Bonnie C. Templeton Lectureship Endowment . Learn more.