Ways To Give To Chemistry

Endowed Funds provide a permanent source of income to meet the needs of faculty and students. If you are interested in establishing an endowment, please contact us. The University sets minimum levels needed for various endowment vehicles:

Endowed Funds Minimum Gift
Named Department $5,000,000
Named Endowed Chair $1,500,000
Named Laboratory $500,000
Named Professorship $500,000
Named Post-doctoral Fellowship $300,000
Named Lecture Series $250,000
Named Graduate Fellowship $250,000
Named Endowed Faculty Fellowship $100,000
Named Auditorium $100,000
Named Classroom $50,000
Named Scholarship $25,000
Named Endowed Fund $25,000

Memorial Funds
Commemorate individuals while benefiting the Department of Chemistry. Memorial funds include those honoring Harry & Mary Simrall, Don G. Wright, and L.C. Behr. Donations may be given to the Chemistry Advancement Fund in memory or in honor of an individual, and the college will notify the family that a contribution has been made. See the Online Giving to Chemistry webpage to donate for a memorial fund now.

Chemistry Annual Scholarship Fund
Provide financial support for deserving students who wish to pursue chemistry as a major at Mississippi State University. See the Online Giving to Chemistry webpage to give to the Chemistry Annual Scholarship now.

Direction 2020 Fund
The Direction 2020 Fund provides unrestricted support for all immediate and vital departmental needs, including scholarships, faculty start-ups, student support, and building renovations.

Named Graduate Fellowships.
The Named Fellowship, which honors the donor or an individual designated by the donor, provides full support for a graduate student. It serves to recognize the most promising leaders of tomorrow, while at the same time helping us recruit and retain outstanding students and faculty.

Named Chairs and Professorships.
Chairs and Professorships are critical for recruiting and retaining top faculty. Such appointments provide flexible funds for faculty to explore new areas, purchase a vital instrument, or support undergraduate and graduate students. A gift of at least $1.5M will endow a Named Chair that will support the most accomplished faculty. A gift of $500,000 will endow a Named Professorship used for emerging leaders in chemistry.