Support the Department of American Studies

Thank you for considering a gift to support the Department of American Studies. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and alumni, and want to continue to provide our students with support and opportunities as they pursue their higher education.

Gifts may be directed to the department's general scholarship funds using either the online contribution form or a printable pledge formPDF File Opens in new window to be returned to the department at your convenience.

You may also choose to direct your gift to one of four specific funds, the Brown-Barraza Graduate Student Award, the David Jon Vaca Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship and the Earl James Weaver Graduate Essay Prize.  Each of these awards have no endowment (meaning that when these awards are given, the funding comes out of the account principal).  To date, more than 200 students have been assisted by these scholarships. With your help, we hope to be able to continue this tradition in the department for generations of students to come.

If you would like to donate to our Community Engagement Award, please donate to our general fund and include the following code in the comment box online or in the memo portion of a check: 24AMST. This will ensure that the donation is routed to this specific award.

Thank you again for your generous support of our students and our department. Our department could not exist in its current form were it not for the contributions--intellectual, social, and financial--of our many students, alumni, and other friends and supporters. Should you have any questions about the donation process, feel free to contact the department.