Every donation fuels transformation-Help power the student experience, environmental research, community education, and the application of proven scientific methods.

Environmental Science General Fund

The general fund is a vital financial resource supporting academic and operational Environmental Science Department needs. It plays a pivotal role in providing funding for student services, faculty salaries, research, facility maintenance, community outreach, and other essential components, ultimately contributing to the overall growth and success of the department.


Dr. Ian Pepper Scholarship Fund

When Ian Pepper arrived in the U.S. in 1970, he hopped on a Greyhound Bus to The Ohio State University to start his graduate work in soil microbiology with only $50 in his pocket. Luckily, a generous loan from a faculty member held him over until his Fellowship kicked in, which Ian says he is extremely grateful for now as an internationally-renowned researcher. 

Dr. Pepper is a UArizona faculty member of over 40 years and is distinguished as a Regents Professor in the Environmental Science department. In 2018, he decided to return the favor he once received by creating a scholarship fund for the department's brightest students who are in financial need. You can meet the past recipients here.

Your support of the Dr. Ian Pepper Scholarship makes an environmental science undergraduate education more accessible by helping us recruit and retain our highest achieving students with financial needs.

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Environmental Science Undergraduate Research Fund

Ignite the future of research! Your contribution fuels the journey of undergraduates exploring research opportunities. This support benefits students engaged in projects requiring operating supplies, travel, or potential salary needs. By empowering these budding scholars, you're not just donating but investing in the growth and exploration of the next generation of researchers.



Donald F. Post Student Travel Endowment

Be a champion of professional growth and exposure by empowering students to engage in hands-on experiences around the world—expanding their knowledge and cultivating leadership skills that will shape their future in environmental stewardship. Money from this fund enables students to travel to attend conferences and meetings, participate in contests, and go on educational field trips.


By Check

Make your check payable to The University of Arizona Foundation and write your gift designation on the memo line, i.e., Environmental Science General Fund, and mail it to:

The University of Arizona
College of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences Development Office
Attn. Nick Pierson
Forbes Building, Room 325
1140 E. South Campus Drive
Tucson, AZ 85721


Contact Nick Pierson for more on how to support the Department of Environmental Science or if you need help donating.

He will work with you and your financial advisor(s) to plan a gift that meets your philanthropic goal(s).

Nick Pierson
Director of Development





Thank You to Our Donors

Your support is ever more critical to the future of Arizona, the nation, and the world. We thank our donors for funding environmental students, impactful research, and community education.