The JMU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to excellence in undergraduate education, to active student participation in research and to mentoring students to help them reach their personal and professional goals.  To accomplish this, we rely on contributions from our alumni, parents, faculty and friends to support our teaching and research activities which benefit current and future JMU students.

To make a gift to a particular account, please click on a fund below or go to the Give to JMU page and choose either the secure online or mail-in form.  For Gift Designation, select “Other” and write in "Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry” and the fund (see below). Please contact Linette Watkins to discuss giving options.

Giving Options

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Fund aims to secure our long-term future as a premier undergraduate department by directly supporting student research. Money given to this fund covers travel expenses for students to present their research at national and international meetings as well as financial support for students participating in summer research experiences. This fund will help guarantee that future students have the same opportunities.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry General Fund provides the department flexibility to support its mission. Contributions to this fund provide support for faculty and staff development, travel to meetings, instrument purchase and maintenance, special invited speakers, and more.

The following Award and Scholarship Funds have been established in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in honor and in memory of current and past faculty members.

  • D.S. Amenta – This award recognizes a junior or senior student with qualities of leadership, citizenship, self-sacrifice, and a commitment to working with others.
  • Liberty Casali – Students who are excelling in Physical Chemistry I may apply for this scholarship.
  • J.W. Chappell – This award and scholarship recognizes an outstanding junior and senior student planning a career in the health professions or in education.
  • D. Havey (in process)
  • F.A. Palocsay – This award recognizes an outstanding undergraduate research student.

Thank you very much from the students, faculty and staff.  We greatly appreciate you partnering with us to support student research and faculty development, offer more scholarships, and maintain the quality of our program.  

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