Support UCA Biology

The Biology Department at UCA offers a variety of endowments, scholarships and funds which are supported by contributions from friends and alumni of the University. If you would like to contribute to the Biology Department and partner with us in our educational mission, your help would be very much appreciated! All donations should be made to the UCA Foundation and should include clear directions as to which fund your donation is intended to support. More information about the UCA Foundation can be found by visiting the Foundation page at www.uca.edu/foundation or by phoning (501) 450-5859.

Any inquiries about contributing to the Biology Department may be directed to Dr. Brent Hill, Chair of the Department of Biology (bhill@uca.edu) or Aimee Poynter, Director of Development – College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (apoynter@uca.edu)

For your convenience you can donate online at “Ways to Give”
When completing your credit card transaction be sure to include in the “Comments” section the name of the UCA Foundation administered through the Department of Biology you wish to support.  If you are sending your donation in the form of a check, please make it payable to UCA Foundation, again noting the Fund you wish to support, and mail to:

UCA Foundation

201 Donaghey

UCA Box 4986

Conway, AR 72035


The following endowments, funds and scholarships are currently offered through the Biology Department. We also welcome working with you in establishing your own endowment or fund to support the students in the UCA Biology Department.

Dr. Neal Buffalo Endowment (for support of science education)

Biology Department Development Fund (for support of special activities of the department)

Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Fund (for support of preservation and enhancement of the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve)

Ed Griffin Award Fund (for support of the student who presents the outstanding project at the State Science Fair)

H. Fred Dalske Scholarship Fund (for junior or senior science students who plan to pursue master’s and doctorate degrees)

Brandon Kersh Scholarship Fund

Jewel Moore Biology Scholarship Fund (for support of student research or classes taken in remote field stations)

Biology Education Scholarship Fund (for students enrolled in Bachelor of Sciences in Education degree program)

Biological Sciences Scholarship Fund (for students enrolled in a biological sciences degree program)

Advancement of Undergraduate Research in the Sciences Fund www.aursfund.org/home (to fund undergraduate student research projects in biology, chemistry, geography, physics, mathematics, and computer science)