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Giving to Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

An investment in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences is an investment in our department and the students we will send out as stewards of our world's natural resources. Your support contributes to the excellence of our teaching, research, and outreach programs.

For information or to discuss options for making a major gift, please contact the advancement office directly at 217-333-9355 or email


To make a gift, select the amount for the fund(s) you wish to support, then click the “Continue” button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

NRES Fund for Excellence

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences is able to fulfill its commitment to the land grant mission, in part, with gifts to the NRES Fund for Excellence. Gifts to the fund allow department leadership to solve the most pressing needs each year by applying gifts toward the greatest needs. The most common uses of the fund include supplementing the department scholarship and fellowship offerings, enhancing our Extension presence, facility and equipment updates, student study abroad experiences, and individual travel requests for professional conferences at the regional and national level.

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Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Scholarship Fund

The NRES Scholarship fund assists in attracting and retaining the best and brightest students to the department, providing them with a world-class education, and preparing them for success after graduation.

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O'Hara-Brawn Study Abroad Scholarship Fund

The O’Hara-Brawn Study Abroad Scholarship Fund was established by Professor and former Department Head Jeff Brawn to provide study abroad opportunities for students in NRES such as the group study abroad experiences in Africa, Mexico, the Bahamas, and India. These experiences are often life-changing for students and help them decide what careers they want to pursue.

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