Department of Biochemistry: Gift Accounts​
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We thank you for considering a gift to the Department of Biochemistry. Donations provide critical resources that support students and enhance the intellectual atmosphere of the department. This page lists opportunities for giving and high priority areas, but if there are special areas that you would like to support, please contact the Head of Biochemistry Clint Chapple or the University Development Office.
 

How to Make a Gift

 
Please make checks payable to Purdue University and send along with a letter stating the intent of the donation (designated account, see below). This can also be noted on the check memo line.
 
Mail To:      Business Office
                    Department of Biochemistry
                    175 South University Street
                    West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2063
 
For online giving, please visit University Development
http://www.purdue.edu/giving/ways_to_give/index.html


Biochemistry Giving


Priority Areas


Bernard Axelrod Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

Bernard Axelrod Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

Established in 2014 by Biochemistry alumnus David Schroeder
(B.S. 1962, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1968) in honor of
Bernard Axelrod, former professor and department head of Biochemistry,
for his many contributions to science and education.
Once fully endowed, the fund will support one or more annual
scholarships for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the
College of Agriculture based on academic merit.


Make a Gift to the Bernard Axelrod Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry


Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Outstanding Teaching Assistant

Established in 1971 to recognize those graduate
students who have shown excellence
in the execution of their responsibilities
as teaching assistants in the Department of Biochemistry. 


Make a Gift to the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award


Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Account

Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Account

This flexible departmental account supports a wide range
of departmental needs including the
undergraduate Biochemistry Club, student and faculty recruiting,
the department seminar series and outreach programs.

*Checks for this account must be made payable to Purdue Research Foundation.


Make a Gift to the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Account


Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry

Established in 2007 by Biochemistry alumnus
David Schroeder (B.S. 1962, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1968)
in honor of graduate alumnus Ray Fuller (Ph.D. 1961)
for his many contributions to science and education.
The endowment supports one or more annual scholarships
for undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the
College of Agriculture based on academic merit.


Make a Gift to the Ray W. Fuller Memorial Scholarship in Biochemistry


The Edwin T. Mertz Memorial Scholarship

The Edwin T. Mertz Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2001 in memory of
Dr. Edwin T. Mertz, professor of biochemistry
from 1946-1976. The endowment supports
one or more annual scholarships for
undergraduates majoring in Biochemistry in the
College of Agriculture based on academic merit. 


Make a Gift to the Edwin T. Mertz Memorial Scholarship


Undergraduate Research Support

Undergraduate Research Support 

Established in 2006 to support independent undergraduate
research projects mentored by faculty members. Our goal is to
support creative student-led research and provide 
flexibility to pursue projects outside the scope
of a faculty member's funded research programs. 


Make a Gift to Undergraduate Research


Other Endowed Accounts


Arnold Kent Balls Award

Arnold Kent Balls Award

This award was established in 1969 to honor the memory of
Professor A.K. Balls (1891-1966) whose scientific achievements
and personal virtues have madebiochemistry a richer discipline. The award is given annually to a graduate
student in biochemistry approaching completion of their predoctoral program who exhibits unusual
potential for significant contributions to biochemical research. The purpose of the award
is to foster among graduate students the spirit of scholarliness, research, and
intellectual curiosity, which was so well exemplified by the many contributions of
Professor Balls. 


Make a Gift to the Arnold Kent Balls Award


Beach Biochemistry Lectureship and Fellowship

Beach Biochemistry Lectureship and Fellowship

Established in 1990 by the Beach family as a tribute to their
enthusiasm for science. This fund supports a distinguished
annual lectureship and, if sufficient income is available, also supports
graduate student attendance at scientific meetings.


Make a Gift to the Beach Biochemistry Lectureship and Fellowship


Bernard Axelrod Lectureship

Bernard Axelrod Lectureship

Established in 1984 in honor of Dr. Bernard Axelrod,
former professor and department head of Biochemistry,
for his leadership and contributions. The endowment
supports an annual lectureship to address the life science
community on a topic at the cutting edge of
biochemical research.


Make a Gift to the Bernard Axelrod Lectureship


Don Carlson Postdoc and Young Investigator Award

Don Carlson Postdoc and Young Investigator Award

Established in 2010 by former members of his laboratory, this award will
be given annually in recognition of Don Carlson's life-time of achievements.
Don Carlson was head of the Department of Biochemistry from
1975-1985. He was a great mentor to many students and postdoctoral fellows
who now are successful teachers and/or scientists. The purpose
of the award is to acknowledge postdoctoral fellows and staff
scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments. 


Make a Gift to the Don Carlson Postdoc and Young Investigator Award


Dr. Henry Moses Endowment for Biochemistry

Dr. Henry Moses Endowment for Biochemistry 

Established in 2008 by Biochemistry alumnus Bradley T. Sheares (Ph.D. 1982)
in honor of Henry Moses, also a Biochemistry alumnus (Ph.D. 1964), who served as
a mentor and professor while Brad was an undergraduate student
at Fisk University. The endowment provides awards to Biochemistry
graduate students to recognize outstanding initial publications.


Make a Gift to the Dr. Henry Moses Endowment for Biochemistry


Henry Weiner Biochemistry Travel Fund

Henry Weiner Biochemistry Travel Fund

Established in 2012 in memory of Dr. Henry A. Weiner,
professor of biochemistry from 1966-2010. The award
is given annually to help defray the costs of a graduate student
or postdoc to attend a scientific meeting. 


Make a Gift to the Henry Weiner Biochemistry Travel Fund


Patrick C. Matchette Scholarship in Biochemistry

Patrick C. Matchette Scholarship in Biochemistry

Established in 2000 to support undergraduates from Lake,
Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Kane or Will counties
in Illinois majoring in Biochemistry in the
College of Agriculture at Purdue. 


Make a Gift to the Patrick C. Matchette Scholarship​

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