USU's College of Science is well-positioned to advance the educational experience of future scientists. Our faculty's commitment to providing students with hands-on research opportunities creates an inspired atmosphere of learning and discovery. But we face keen competition for talented students and faculty. Our campaign to raise $10 million by 2010 will secure our tradition of excellence at the most critical levels: learning and teaching.
Attracting top students and faculty requires accommodating two needs: alignment of academic interests and providing competitive financial incentives. Our vision is to distinguish Utah State University on the basis of our academic strengths, making USU an institution of choice by future students and faculty.
As builders of our tradition, we hope you value the academic training and inspiration you received at USU, and we urge you to support our campaign effort. Please review the list of opportunities for securing our tradition below and contact us with your interests. No contribution is too small; we are grateful for every gift we receive. Your partnership is the key to our success.


How to give...

Following are descriptions of ways you can help the College of Science advance its mission. You can make a gift to the college using our secure giving link at https// (Simply select the "College of Science" from the pull-down link at the right of the page.) You can also make gifts by phone, mail and other methods -- click here for information.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss these ideas for giving with you further. If I can provide further information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Joseph Jenkins

Development Director



Ways You Can Help Us

Annual Fund

Your support at any level immediately benefits students and faculty. Ways your support can make an immediate difference:

Summer research award $2,500
Outstanding scholar award $1,000
Greatest need or scholarship Any amount



Endowments represent a transforming and enduring investment in the lives of our students and the careers of our faculty. They can be funded over a period of up to three years or through a charitable trust or estate gift. Planned gifts may offer tax and income benefits for the donor.


Faculty Excellence: Endowments support our most talented and inspiring teachers and help us attract and retain teachers who shape the lives of hundreds of students.

President's Endowed Dean's Chair $3,000,000
President's Endowed Chair $2,000,000
Endowed Chair $1,500,000
Professorship $1,000,000
Faculty Fellow $500,000
Teaching Excellence $100,000

Graduate Studies: Graduate students elevate the diversity and quality of research and learning across the college. Building our endowed fellowships is a critical aspect of our campaign effort.

Graduate Fellowship $250,000
Summer Research Fellowship $100,000

Undergraduate Scholarships: More than 70 percent of USU students work full or part time to fund their education. Your support helps motivated students focus on learning and realizing their academic potential.

Distinguished Scholar $100,000
Discovery Scholar $25,000
Departmental Unrestricted $10,000

Undergraduate Research Fellowships and Awards: Your support will match our most talented students with a faculty mentor to partner in hands-on research. Such opportunities position students to present at conferences, co-publish research and secure prestigious post-graduate fellowships.

Undergraduate Research Fellowship $100,000
Undergraduate Research Award $25,000


Foundation and Corporate Support

Many foundations and corporations support our students and faculty through grants, sponsored research, scholarships and matching gift programs. We are deeply grateful for this support and welcome your inquiries.