About the Endowment


Rachana Rajendra Neotropical Migrant Bird Sanctuary Endowment

The RRNMBS Endowment Fund was established to encourage education, training, and research in the area of neotropical migrant birds. Dr. and Mrs. Rajendra, along with family and friends, established this endowment in memory of Rachana Rajendra.

How Funds from the Endowment are Used

This endowment has been used to: (1) provide fellowship funding for Fisheries and Wildlife students who are interested in avian species; (2) develop maps and educational materials about neotropical migrant birds in the Rajendra Sanctuary at Michigan State University; and (3) provide undergraduate awards to improve trails, entrances, and educational signs at Baker Woodlot and the Rajendra Sanctuary. 

Undergraduate Award

Undergraduate scholarships are periodically awarded in Rachana Rajendra's name to honor students with a keen interest in avian conservation. The award is presented at the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Awards Banquet. Recipients of the scholarship have their name engraved on a plaque that is on display in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Undergraduate Advising Center (Room 40 Natural Resources Building).

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For more information about the endowment, please contact:

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

        Office of the Chairperson
        480 Wilson Rd., Room 13
        Natural Resources Bldg.
        East Lansing, MI 48824
        Phone: 517-355-4478
        Fax: 517-432-1699

University Advancement

        Spartan Way
        553 Chestnut Rd., Room 300
        East Lansing, MI 48824
        Phone: 517-884-1000 or 800-232-4678