The Department of Geology and Planetary Science depends on generous contributions from our alumni to help us provide grants and scholarships to deserving and eager students, fund research, support lecture series and speaker costs, and fund our current departmental needs as well as help us strategically position the department for future success.
Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the department or feel free to earmark your donation to one of the following:
- Discretionary Departmental Gifts Fund
A general fund that enables us to quickly respond to departmental needs.
- Norman K. Flint Memorial Field Geology Fund
Commemorates Dr. Flint's inspirational teaching career by helping students offset summer field camp expenses. This memorial fund was initiated by family, friends, students, and colleagues of Dr. Flint.
- Francis Dilworth Lidiak Memorial Fund
Supports lecture series and invited speaker costs.
- Henry Leighton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Dr. Helen Leighton Cannon, provides a permanent graduate scholarship awarded on merit and need.
- Samuel B. Frazier (BS, 1949) Student Resource Fund
Established by family and friends in honor of Samuel B. Frazier, the fund provides support for undergraduate educational expenses.
- Harry J. Werner Oil Finder's Fund
Initiated by Francesco Corona (BS, 1977, MS, 1980), the fund provides support for students preparing to meet the challenges of searching for energy resources.
- Alvin J. Cohen Memorial Fund
Supports students conducting basic research in meteoritics, mineralogy, and geochemistry.
- Victor A. Schmidt Memorial Classroom Fund
A memorial classroom fund in honor of Professor Schmidt.
Checks (made payable to the University of Pittsburgh) may be mailed to:
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Geology and Planetary Science
4107 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Or donate securely online.