What your donation can support

Donations to the department are vital to ensure a strong future for its graduate and undergraduate education programs. You may focus your gift on a specific area or program, or make a gift to be used in the area of greatest need.Please click on the “Donate Now” button to make a donation to one of these programs.

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Graduate Support

World-class graduate students need support to devote their full efforts to their dissertation research. In addition, each year we honor an outstanding advanced graduate student with a Bartholomew Award to support field biology research.

George A. Bartholomew Endowment for Graduate Student Fellowship in Field Biology: Generously endowed by Ruth Bartholomew and George Bartholomew, our distinguished Professor Emeritus, the George Bartholomew Field Biology Fellowship provides a summer fellowship and research support for the top advanced graduate student in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or conservation biology whose research has a significant field component.

Undergraduate Support

Motivated undergraduates want to participate in the Field Biology and Marine Biology quarter, unique and transformational courses. We want to provide financial support so that any interested undergraduate has access to these important programs.

Currently the area of greatest need in undergraduate support is for fellowships for students who want to take field biology and marine biology courses. Outstanding undergraduates who want to participate in these courses, but require financial assistance, will benefit from these funds. Help make our life-changing capstone Field Biology Quarters and Marine Biology Quarters accessible to UCLA undergraduates by donating to support these programs.

Field Quarter

Field Biology Quarter Fund: This fund allows the field biology quarter to be accessible to a broader range of students by subsidizing the student costs and reducing the overall cost of trips. To read more about the Field Biology Quarter see

Marine Biology Quarter Fund: This fund allows marine biology quarter to be accessible to a broader range of students by subsidizing the student costs and reducing the overall cost of trips. To read more about the Marine Biology Quarter see

Joseph Epperson Memorial Scholarship: Due the generous donations of friends and family, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers a scholarship to an outstanding student with financial need who wishes to participate in a field biology course. Joseph Epperson (Class of 2007) who recently passed away, majored in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution and considered his field biology course one of the highlights of his undergraduate experience.

Chair’s Discretionary Fund

Gifts to this fund allow the department to allocate additional resources as needed to the fellowships and academic programs described above, helping both graduates and undergraduates to achieve their goals.

Help us educate the next generation of scholars, professionals and citizens for the biological, environmental and biotechnological challenges of the future.