Gifts to the Department
Dear Alumni and Friends,
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution greatly appreciates your help in strengthening our undergraduate and graduate programs. Your generous donations, regardless of how small or how large, assist us in providing opportunities to our students that would not otherwise be possible. As you know, these experiences help shape and define their personal and professional goals. Donations allow us to provide a level of excellence that we cannot achieve with state funding alone. Thank you for contributing to the success of OSU Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution students!
Botany Excellence Fund
This fund is used to support the PBEE Seminar Series and associated student activities. It also is used to host visiting students so we can recruit them to OSU.
Botany Scholarship Fund
The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution established this fund in 2008 to award annual scholarships to PBEE undergraduates.
James K. McPherson Fund
This fund, set up in memory of the late OSU ecologist Dr. James McPherson, helps graduate students offset their costs associated with fieldwork and travel to conferences.
Betty & Richard Speairs Fellowship
This fellowship is targeted toward undergraduates working in the OSU Herbarium for those who wish to gain experience at herbarium curation and plant identification. The late Dr. Richard Speairs, an OSU alumnus, was Professor Emeritus of Biology at Louisiana State University-Shreveport when he and his wife, Dr. Betty Speairs, Professor Emeritus at Centenary College, first set up this fellowship.

    You can make a donation by check or credit card. Either download the PBEE Gift Form and mail it to the OSU Foundation (address is on the form). Or go to the Foundation Website and complete the information online. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss how your contribution can make the greatest impact in an area close to your heart.

Thank you so much for your support!