The Department of Entomology recognizes that there are marginalized groups that face systemic barriers throughout their academic journeys. Many students from these groups are excluded from research opportunities because they have to simultaneously balance their academic workload while supporting themselves and their families financially. This endowed fund will support entomology undergraduate students who experience social, cultural, and financial barriers and allow them to conduct research in a lab without worrying about financial commitments.
Supporting undergraduates in pursuing entomological research: The funds will be used to provide undergraduate students who experience social, cultural, and financial barriers with a scholarship that will support their ability to participate in laboratory research under the guidance of a Department of Entomology principal investigator. Our goal is to increase the endowment to a level such that multiple students can be supported to conduct research within entomology labs at UCR. All donations are tax-deductible and your support will make a direct impact on the lives of entomology undergraduates.