University of California, Riverside

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards

James & Margaret Lesley Endowment

James & Margaret Lesley Endowment


CNAS Dean's Office D01040


Graduate or Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Dr. James Lesley was a professor of Genetics in the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences; his wife Margaret was a Research Associate in the Department of Botany & Plant Sciences. The Lesleys worked together on many projects, including the development of disease-resistant tomatoes and new varieties of peaches. The James & Margaret Lesley Endowment was established 1979 to assist biology and agricultural science students in their research projects. The Lesley Prize is given annually for the best 2- to 3-page report of completed original research by a UCR student in these designated areas. James Lesley passed away in 1982, his wife in 1988.

Selection and Guidelines:

Recipients are selected by the Honors and Scholarship Committee of CNAS.

 Request for Information:

Katie Smith
Academic Advisor
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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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