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Academic: Natural and Applied Sciences
Scientific learning is best achieved by doing science

The Natural and Applied Sciences community is committed to delivering excellent undergraduate programs while providing the opportunity for cutting-edge research in all scientific disciplines. 

In 2018, 41 students looking for summer research opportunities were turned away due to a lack of funding. In order to combat this, a passionate alumni couple began the Undergraduate Summer Research fund and have offered a match. 

On Hope College's Day of Giving, we ask that you consider supporting interdisciplinary undergraduate summer research or one of our departments and programs:   

  • Undergraduate Summer Research
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Computer Science 
  • Engineering 
  • Geological and Environmental Science
  • Hope Software Institute
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing 
  • Physics
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Departments and Programs Leaderboard
Which areas at Hope College do you love the most? The area with the most gifts takes the lead!
Rank Departments And Programs Gifts
1 Hope Fund - Immediate Use 214
2 Hope Forward, Endowment 194
3 Orange and Blue Fund 137
4 Center for Diversity and Inclusion 69
5 Natural and Applied Sciences Summer Research Fund, endowed 48
6 The Future of Work Renovation 34
7 Hope-Western Prison Education Program 28
8 Counseling and Psychological Services 21
9 Phelps Scholars 21
10 Campus Sustainability Project 15
11 Kinesiology 15
12 Psychology 14
13 ExploreHope 14
14 Engineering 14
15 Economics and Business 13
16 Geological and Environmental Science 13
17 Political Science 13
18 Communication 13
19 Campus Ministries 12
20 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career 11
21 Awakening 11
22 Music 11
23 Office of Possibilities 11
24 Disability & Accessibility Resources 11
25 Study Abroad /Off-campus 10
26 Biology 9
27 World Languages and Cultures 9
28 Education 9
29 Nursing 9
30 Dance 9
31 Art and Art History 8
32 History 8
33 Chemistry 8
34 David O. Otai '12 International Student Resource and Activity Fund 8
35 Student Emergency Fund 7
36 Women's and Gender Studies 7
37 Select Other Below 6
38 Theatre 5
39 Vienna Summer School 5
40 Religion 5
41 Van Wylen Library 5
42 Social Work 5
43 Sociology 4
44 Hope Summer Repertory Theatre 4
45 Keeping Hope Student Food Pantry 4
46 Spring Break Immersion Trips 3
47 Global Studies 3
48 Mathematics and Statistics 3
49 Disablity and Accessibility Resources 3
50 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2
51 Kruizenga Art Museum 2
52 Philosophy 2
53 Physics 2
54 Children's After School Achievement (CASA) 2
55 Neuroscience 2
56 English 1
57 Computer Science 1
58 CMS (Center for Ministry Studies) 1
59 COVID 19 Relief Fund 1
60 American Ethnic Studies 0
61 Student Development Program Fund 0
62 Peace and Justice 0
63 Hope Software Institute 0
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Sororities Leaderboard
Which sorority will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your sorority.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Sigma Sigma – Sigmas 27
2 Sigma Iota Beta – Sibs 26
3 Delta Phi – Delphi 22
4 Kappa Beta Phi – Dorians 13
5 Alpha Gamma Phi - Alpha Gams 10
6 Kappa Delta Chi - Kappa Chis 3
7 Alpha Phi Zeta – Aletheans 2
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$2,400
Young Alumni and Student Scholarship Challenge
We are so proud. Thanks to our young alumni and students for stepping up to the challenge. A generous 2019 grad gave an additional $2,500 to student scholarships.
50 / 50 Gifts
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Fraternities Leaderboard
Which fraternity will make the most gifts? Keep checking to see who will win!
Please select your fraternity.
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Phi Kappa Alpha – Cosmo 22
2 Chi Phi Sigma – Arcadian 17
3 Omicron Kappa Epsilon Frater 13
4 Phi Tau Nu – Emersonian 9
5 Kappa Eta Nu Knickerbocker 4
6 Alpha Theta Chi – Centurian 2
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2
Match
Natural and Applied Sciences Undergraduate Research
You did it! An additional $6,000 will go to support the Natural and Applied Science Undergraduate Summer Research Endowed Fund!
$4,404 MATCHED
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$2,500
Early Bird Challenge by Brightformat
Rise and shine, early birds! Why not start your day with gifts to your favorite areas of Hope? If 25 gifts are made from 2 am to 7 am EST, Brightformat, an alumni-owned business, will give $2,500 will be added to the Hope Fund to help support our area of greatest need - student scholarships.
25 / 25 Gifts
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