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 three 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). At this time, the funds for the scholarships are depleted to the point that the American Studies Department may soon be unable to award them in the future. To date, more than 80 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.

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.