For over 30 years, BUSP has been made possible through generous financial support from the Genentech Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Development, and UC Davis.

However, outside funding cannot be relied upon forever. If you, your family, or your employer would like to help BUSP continue to assist students achieve academic excellence, please visit the BUSP Undergrad Scholars Fund page.

Rolf Unterleitner Scholarship

Rolf touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people. From 1989 until his recent passing, Rolf  dedicated much of his time and personal commitment to the Biology Undergraduate Scholars Program (BUSP) playing an integral role in its success. He left a lasting impact on the students with which he worked and with the departments and programs he helped to shape.

As a staff member in the Student Academic Success Center, Rolf’s work was an inspiration to his fellow colleagues who share his teaching philosophy and his love for learning. Rolf was committed to helping students open academic doors by developing a deeper understanding of chemistry. His teaching went beyond the classroom, motivating students to be more than they could ever imagine.

The Rolf Unterleitner scholarship will support undergraduate students in the UC Davis Biology Undergraduate Scholars program who meet financial need eligibility and are in good academic standing.

If you wish to donate to this fund, please visit the Rolf Unterleitner Scholarship page.