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There are many ways to support the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia. Financial contributions are most welcome, but we also appreciate our alumni who give their time to speak to our current students and new graduates by providing advice about careers in specific areas. If you are a PBIO grad, please be sure to update your Alumni Profile!

We would love your support

Thank you for your interest in making a gift to the Department of Plant Biology. Gifts from alumni and friends like you play a critical role in our ability to recruit and retain the most outstanding students and faculty and to provide every student with exceptional educational opportunities while they are here. Please see our departmental support funds below.

If donating via check, please make it payable to the UGA Foundation and indicate the specific fund you wish to support. If you have questions about giving, stock transfers, etc., please contact the Franklin College Office of Development at (706) 542-3581 or

Gifts are tax deductible. Thank you for your support of the University of Georgia!

Giving Online to our Funds

  • Plant Biology Graduate Student Award Endowment - Gifts to this account support our efforts to grow our Plant Biology graduate program. The income is used to supplement graduate student stipends based on need and merit. This provides enhanced training to ensure that our students are competitive in addressing national needs in food, health, bioenergy, and environmental security. Please join us in supporting the next generation! *If you would like to name your gift in honor or memory of someone, please specify their name.
  • Plant Biology Research and Education Fund - Gifts to this account will support the research and educational activities of the Plant Biology Department. This includes support for seminar programs, conferences, travel, research, to improve facilities, and for similar activities that support and enrich the research and educational functions of the Department. The Fund also provides support for Plant Biology undergraduate and graduate students through scholarships, fellowships, or other special awards that would enrich their professional development.
  • Russell Malmberg Memorial Scholarship in Plant Biology Fund - This scholarship provides support to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Plant Biology and honors Dr. Malmberg's 32-year legacy at UGA.  Dr. Malmberg was a talented and creative scientist and an award-winning teacher who consistently inspired students in both the classroom and laboratory. During the latter part of his career, Russell also took on, and excelled at, administrative roles within both the Department of Plant Biology and UGA.
  • Michael O. Moore Memorial Scholarship Fund – This scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Michael O. Moore, who served as Curator of the Georgia Herbarium from 1990-1999. It is intended to recognize outstanding undergraduates in Plant Biology with a preference for students who demonstrate a passion for plant diversity, particularly Georgia's native plants such as azaleas.
  • UGA Herbarium Discretionary Fund - This fund supports activities and programming at the University of Georgia Herbarium, a major collection of over 280,000 accessioned plant specimens. Your generous contributions also support student research and training projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, thereby growing the collection and documenting the changing biodiversity of our state.

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We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.

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