Neil Allison Campbell Endowed Research Award


CNAS-Schol/Gifts/Endow D01335


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

The Neil Allison Campbell Endowed Research Award was created by Rochelle Campbell in 2004 to honor her husband's memory. The Campbell Award provides financial support through internships to undergraduate students in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Students selected for the Campbell Award will be a Dean's Fellows for either a summer undergraduate research internship, or an academic term internship.

Dr. Neil Campbell earned his doctorate in plant biology at UCR in 1975. He taught at Pomona College, Cornell University and San Bernardino Valley College before returning to UCR in 1989 where he worked in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences as a specialist in biology education.

Dr. Campbell was known internationally for his biology textbooks, including "Biology" which is the most widely used English-language scientific textbook in the world, having been translated into eight languages. For his distinguished history of scholarship and philanthropy, Dr. Campbell was named UCR's Distinguished Alumnus by the UCR Alumni Association in 2001.

Dr. Campbell passed away in October of 2004 at the age of 58.

Selection and Guidelines:

Neil Campbell Research Award - At the direction of the Dean of the College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences, this fund will provide financial support to undergraduate students in CNAS.

Criteria and Selection Process
Eligible students must:
- be sophomores, juniors or seniors;
- submit a personal essay;
- submit letters of recommendation from a UCR or community college faculty member.

It is the Donor's preference that the students selected have attended a community college.

The Financial Aid Office will disburse the Funds. More than one award may be awarded each year.

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