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. We’re currently participating in PLU’s Bjug Day of Giving, a big-hearted annual tradition named after PLU’s bearded founder, the Rev. Bjug Harstad. During Bjug Day, Lutes across the world come together to celebrate and invest in what they love about PLU.

If you’d like to support the Natural Sciences and our students, you can select Division of Natural Sciences or Other and specify a certain department, program, or fund on your online donation form. You can elect to give one time or set up monthly recurring gifts. Below you’ll find a list of the incredible programs and funds under the Natural Sciences umbrella.

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

Give to what you Love
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.