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Connect your passions and interests with opportunities that make a difference.

Create a last legacy supporting what matters to you. You can make a difference for the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world by supporting the people and programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Plan for today through:

  • Securities
  • Real Estate
  • IRA Rollovers
  • And more!

Plan for tomorrow through:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • And more!

"With our philanthropy, our aim is to support exceptional institutions undertaking cutting edge work, while enjoying a personal and streamlined giving experience. The College of Agricultural Sciences offers all three. The College has been an outstanding partner for us, welcoming our desire to support our particular passion, the Center for Private Forests at Penn State, and sharing expertise about the various giving vehicles available that might be appropriate for our unique circumstances. We are glad for the opportunity to support the innovative and important work being done within the College." — Tony and Jeanne Riley

Impact Opportunities

All of those options, and more, can be used to support Professorships, Chairs, and Scholars; Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships; Undergraduate Scholarships; Program Endowments; and other opportunities where you can make a lasting impact.

Professorships, Chairs, and Scholars

Professorships

The College of Agricultural Sciences has approximately 20 named faculty positions recognizing excellence in entomology, avian biology, forestry, food sciences, entrepreneurship, and other fields. Named faculty positions are one of the greatest indicators of institutional strength and help the college attract, retain, and honor world-class faculty.

Current and future endowed positions strengthen our research enterprise, increase the impact of our extension and outreach programs, and ensure educational excellence. They also attract top students by giving them the opportunity to work with leaders in their fields.

Endowed faculty positions exist in perpetuity, reflecting the passions and interests of the generous philanthropists who create them.

Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships

Where a top-notch student chooses to pursue his or her graduate studies is a decision made based both on the caliber and reputation of the program, as well as the availability of graduate fellowships. Graduate fellowships and scholarships offer tuition assistance or remission, a stipend, and medical insurance, giving graduate students the ability to focus exclusively on their work and research. The funds also provide valuable opportunities for students to attend conferences and industry meetings, and conduct research at home and abroad.

Increasing the number of graduate fellowships and scholarships in the College of Agricultural Sciences is a high priority. With generous philanthropic support, the college can recruit and retain bright individuals pursuing groundbreaking research, who will mentor undergraduate students, will help elevate the reputation of the college, and bring new perspectives and innovative ideas.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

The College of Agricultural Sciences has one of the largest and most successful scholarship programs at Penn State. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we support one out of every four undergraduate students in the college with financial aid through scholarships. 

Our goal is to make sure each student, regardless of background or financial well-being, has access to a timely degree and a true Penn State experience. Undergraduate scholarships open doors for bright and ambitious students—many of whom have financial need—to be able to fulfill their dreams and make an impact in industry, research and education, agriculture, the community, and the world.

Program Endowments

Program Endowments

Match your interests and passions with the priorities of the college by making a College of Agricultural Sciences program your philanthropic priority. You can help the college respond to our rapidly changing world by endowing a new program or supporting an existing program. Program support can provide funding for research projects; support entrepreneurship and innovation; create a lecture series; update lab equipment; create opportunities for connections between business, industry, and government with our students and faculty; support Penn State Extension’s research-based educational programs; and much more.

Additional Opportunities to Give

Facilities

In addition to retaining and recruiting top-notch faculty and students, one of the integral ways the college can strengthen its programs is through facilities upgrades. Upgrades provide opportunity for departmental growth, new state-of-the-art laboratory space, office and classroom space, and greater flexibility in space utilization.

Naming opportunities are currently available for the newly renovated Agricultural Engineering Building, which reopened in the fall of 2018, and the Animal Science and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Building, which is slated to open in 2021. For additional opportunities, please contact agdevelopment@psu.edu.

Other Opportunities

Regardless of where your passions and interests may lie, we are here to help you make an impact and build a legacy supporting the programs and the people in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Contact a member of our team today!

Office of Development

Address

240 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office of Development

Address

240 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802