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Named Endowments

An endowment is a restricted gift to OTS, which accumulates interest annually. A percentage of the interest is spent each year on the stated purpose of the gift, with the principal remaining intact. The OTS fellowship program, education program, and field stations provide excellent opportunities for supporting existing endowments or establishing a new endowment.

Station Endowments

Station endowments are critical to the operations of the three OTS Research Stations in Costa Rica and the newest station in Skukuza within Kruger National Park, South Africa. Naming opportunities exist. Please contact the Development office for more details.

  • La Selva Endowment in celebration of the Station’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
  • Las Cruces and the Wilson Botanical Garden Endowment
  • Palo Verde Endowment – operational support for the station within Palo Verde National Park.
  • Skukuza Leadership Center Endowment in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Established Undergraduate Scholarship Endowments

  • The Christopher Davidson and Sharon Christoph Scholarship
    Established to provide tuition assistance to U.S. Minority or Latin American students.
  • The Roger Perry Minority Scholarship
    Established to provide financial assistance to U.S. minority students seeking support for semester and summer programs in Costa Rica.
  • Ravi Thackurdeen Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Established by OTS to honor Ravi Thackurdeen, Spring 2012 Global Health, to provide financial support to OTS undergraduates who demonstrate Ravi’s passions and aptitude, especially in the areas of ethnobiology and global health.

Established Graduate Scholarships Endowments

  • Jay Savage and Rebecca Papendick Scholarship Fund
  • Donald E. Stone Memorial Graduate Scholarship Endowment
  • Joan Slatkin Barton Scholarship Fund
  • The Rowe Family Scholarship Fund
  • The Andrew Starrett Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Luis Diego Gomez Scholarship Endowment in Tropical Biology

Graduate Endowed Research Fellowships

Other Designations

  • Thomas Bishop Binoculars and Scientific Equipment Endowment

Endowments, Scholarships, and Fellowships OET

Named Endowments

An endowment is a restricted gift to OTS, which accumulates interest annually. A percentage of the interest is spent each year on the stated purpose of the gift, with the principal remaining intact. The OTS fellowship program, education program, and field stations provide excellent opportunities for supporting existing endowments or establishing a new endowment.

Station Endowments

Station endowments are critical to the operations of the three OTS Research Stations in Costa Rica and the newest station in Skukuza within Kruger National Park, South Africa. Naming opportunities exist. Please contact the Development office for more details.

  • La Selva Endowment in celebration of the Station’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
  • Las Cruces and the Wilson Botanical Garden Endowment
  • Palo Verde Endowment – operational support for the station within Palo Verde National Park.
  • Skukuza Leadership Center Endowment in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Established Undergraduate Scholarship Endowments

The Christopher Davidson and Sharon Christoph Scholarship

  • Established to provide tuition assistance to U.S. Minority or Latin American students.

The Roger Perry Minority Scholarship

  • Established to provide financial assistance to U.S. minority students seeking support for semester and summer programs in Costa Rica.

Ravi Thackurdeen Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Established by OTS to honor Ravi Thackurdeen, Spring 2012 Global Health, to provide financial support to OTS undergraduates who demonstrate Ravi’s passions and aptitude, especially in the areas of ethnobiology and global health.

Established Graduate Scholarships Endowments

  • Jay Savage and Rebecca Papendick Scholarship Fund
  • Donald E. Stone Memorial Graduate Scholarship Endowment
  • Joan Slatkin Barton Scholarship Fund
  • The Rowe Family Scholarship Fund
  • The Andrew Starrett Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • The Luis Diego Gomez Scholarship Endowment in Tropical Biology

Graduate Endowed Research Fellowships

Other Designations

  • Thomas Bishop Binoculars and Scientific Equipment Endowment