NatSci Scholarship Students holding hearts in their hands.
Natural Sciences majors who received scholarships from our generous donors in 2019. Photo by John Froschauer

How to Support the Division of Natural Sciences

Thank you for your interest in supporting Natural Sciences at PLU! There are many great options for designating your gifts to a particular department or area of the sciences. On the Bjug Day of Giving donation page you can click on the “Academics” button to find the Division of Natural Sciences and all our departments, or you can click on the general “Give Now” buttons on the page to make your donation more specific. Just select “Other” in the designation field of your online donation form write the department or program you’d like to support. If you’d prefer to make a general donation to Natural Sciences, please designate the “Natural Sciences Gift Fund.” 

Options for Giving to the Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences Division:

  • Natural Sciences Equipment Endowment Fund
  • Natural Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Program Endowment Fund
    • donations could be further specified into:
      • mentor salaries
      • student researcher fellowships
      • research supplies
      • research travel
      • research equipment
  • Natural Sciences Gift Fund
  • MESA Program (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) helping support K-12 STEM education for underrepresented students

Natural Sciences Departments:

  • Biology Gift Fund
  • Chemistry Gift Fund
    • If you are interested in donating to one of the other named endowed Chemistry research funds, click here for a list.
  • Computer Science Gift Fund
    • PLU High School Programming Contest
  • Environmental Studies Gift Fund
  • Geosciences Gift Fund
    • Brian Lowes Endowment Field Geology Fund
  • Math Gift Fund
  • Physics Gift Fund

William Foege stands in the Rieke lobby.
William Foege '57 standing in the Rieke Lobby in front of a wall featuring one of his quotes. This project was realized with the help of donor gifts.
Professor Munro and her class accept a Bjug Day gift.
Chemistry Professor Andrea Munro and her class accepting a Bjug heart donation for the Natural Sciences.
Students working in the lab
Biology students working in one of the donor-funded renovated lab spaces in 2018.