Make an Impact

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The Department of Environmental Sciences' focus is donor-centric, mindful of what the donors and the department's constituents want to accomplish with their money. We recognize the importance of donors' intentions and facilitate the necessary interactions to support the department and Rutgers.

Scholarships for undergraduates, fellowships for graduate students, and awards help cover tuition and research, which allows us to attract and retain the best students to the Department of Environmental Sciences and continue our mission of providing instruction in the classroom, field, and laboratory, and opportunities for experiential learning on and off campus.

Support for research and faculty enables the Department of Environmental Sciences to enhance research projects, instrumentation, facilities, and other research expenses.

Some opportunities to make an impact include:

  1. Meteorology and Physical Oceanography Research Fund
    Help students learn how to forecast the weather and how to understand climate change.
  2. Dr. Melvin Finstein Scholarship Fund
    Dr. Finstein was an environmental microbiologist who helped develop the science of modern composting and initiated the funding of this award. Support for an upper class undergraduate student studying Environmental Sciences. The scholarship is based on merit.
  3. John H. Weber, Jr. Memorial Fund
    Award given annually to a graduating senior majoring in Environmental Sciences.
  4. Raymond M. Manganelli Award
    This award honors an early member of the Environmental Sciences faculty who recognized the importance of air pollution and developed academic and training programs on that topic. Support for juniors or seniors majoring in Environmental Sciences. The award is based on student academic performance and scholastic ability.
  5. SEBS Scholarship Endowment Fund
    Gifts to the endowment generate scholarships for student in perpetuity.
  6. SEBS Educational Assistance Fund
    The Educational Assistance Fund supports students on a rolling basis when they need additional resources to continue their studies.

Thank you for making an impact for the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.