Department of Entomology



Supporting UCR Entomology

UCR's Entomology Department thrives, in part, because of generous gifts made by its many supportive alumni and friends. These gifts supplement state and federal funds to enhance the training of graduate and undergraduate students and postgraduate researchers, and they are also used to invite preeminent speakers to the Department's seminar series.


3 Ways to Make a Donation

By Credit Card: Click here to access UCR's secure website. Be sure to specify in the comments section that your donation is for the Entomology Department, noting the specific fund to which you want to make your gift.

By Check: Make checks payable to the UC Riverside Foundation, note the fund to which the donation should be made, and mail to:

UCR Department of Entomology
Development Office
Riverside, CA 92521

General Campus Giving:

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Currently Targeted Funds in Need of Support

  • Distinguished Speakers Endowed Fund in the Department of Entomology
  • Entomology Fund for Excellence This fund allows the department to fund any aspect of the graduate and undergraduate academic programs.
  • Harry Scott Smith Scholarship Fund This scholarship, established in 1957, supports students studying the field of biological control.
  • Ian and Helen Moore Marine and Aquatic Entomology Scholarship Fund  This scholarship, established in 1983 in honor of Ian Moore, supports graduate students pursuing research on aquatic insects especially insects associated with marine and saline environments.
  • Francis A. and Jane Davies Gunther Scholarship Fund   This scholarship, established in 1987 by the Davies-Gunther family in honor of Francis A. Gunther, supports graduate students in financial need who are pursuing research in pesticide chemistry. 
  • Anderson Immature Insects Scholarship Fund  This scholarship, established in 1992 in honor of Lauren Anderson and his wife Mildred, supports graduate students studying immature insects.
  • Harry Shorey Scholarship Fund This scholarship, established in 1998 in honor of Harry Shorey, supports graduate students who are pursuing research on pheromones in entomology. 
  • Carl Strom Western Exterminators Scholarship Fund   This scholarship, established in 1998 by Carl Strom Western Exterminator Company, supports graduate and undergraduate students working in urban entomology on projects of interest to the structural pest control industry in California.
  • Dr. Mir S. Mulla and Lelia L. Mulla Endowed Scholarship Fund   This scholarship, established in 2007 in honor of Dr. Mir S. Mulla and his wife Lelia, is merit based and supports graduate and undergraduate students in Entomology or in related fields of Bioagricultural and/or Biomedical Sciences.  The award is given out by the CNAS Scholarship Committee.  
Note: These are all endowed funds, meaning that donations are invested by the UCR Foundation, allowing the body or corpus of the fund to grow while the department uses only the interest generated by the corpus. This is an excellent way to donate if your intent is to provide a long-term benefit. If, however, you wish to donate so the department can use your entire gift immediately, or if you wish to discuss your unique giving preferences, contact the department Chair, Richard Redak, by email at richard.redak@ucr.edu or by phone at (951) 827-7250.

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Riverside, CA 92521
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