Stauffer Charitable Trust Challenge Grant
In 2013, the Chemistry Department at University of the Pacific was awarded a $500,000 challenge from the John Stauffer Charitable Trust to enhance the research opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. The grant will match donations of any amount on a 1:1 basis over the course of a five-year period to create a $1 million John Stauffer Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
When the students of Alpha Chi Sigma, Pacific's professional fraternity for chemists, heard about the Stauffer Charitable Trust Challenge Grant, they swung into action. The result? A $20,000 gift that provides undergraduate research oppotunities for future Pacific chemistry scholars. Read more >>
The Department is determined to provide research opportunities for its students so that their practical skills will improve and they will compete favorably in the job market after graduation. With chemistry being the second largest major in the College of Pacific, student interest in conducting research far exceeds the availability of resources to fund stipends and equipment. Once the endowment is fully funded, it will provide 10 undergraduate students with research scholarships in perpetuity.