Giving To Our Department

A donation of any size makes a big difference in the work we do. Our scholarship funds allow us to compete with other universities to attract a diverse group of students from around the world. Our general endowment fund provides for the activities that enrich the academic environment of our department, the University of Kansas, Lawrence and beyond.

I am pleased to report that the department continues to focus on excellence in teaching and research. In addition to recent awards to individual faculty members in these areas, the faculty of Spanish and Portuguese as a whole received the 2007 Departmental Award for Exceptional Teaching and Learning from the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence. Thank you in advance for your generous support as we strive to continue our commitment to our extended community, a community of which you are an integral part.

Professor Santa Arias

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Please consider donating to our current endowed funds. Many donations made to the KU Endowment Association are tax deductible. You may donate through a variety of ways such as: check or credit card, setting up a recurring gift or an IRA charitable rollover; matching funds from your employer; donating securities; creating a planned gift such as a bequest in your will; or a combination of any of these. You may also consider starting a fund, whether for yourself or in honor of someone. To learn more about your gift options, please contact Victoria Cleary at 785-832-7350 or VCleary@kuendowment.org.

  • General Endowment Fund
    This important fund allows the department to meet unforeseen needs and take advantage of opportunities. For example, it might be used to fund a guest speaker or to support an innovative learning experience for our students. Give now
  • George Woodyard Fellowship
    We are currently raising money for this fellowship, which was initiated by an anonymous donor to honor Professor Woodyard's contributions to Latin American literature. Give now
  • John & Carolyn Brushwood Teaching Assistantship in Spanish & Portuguese
    This fund supports graduate study, helping us to recruit the most diverse, talented group of students possible. Give now
  • José María de Osma Memorial Award
    Funds from this account are used to honor the exceptional work of undergraduate students, as well as to promote graduate study. Give now
  • L. R. Fox Graduate Scholarship
    This scholarship supports graduate study, helping us to recruit the most diverse, talented group of students possible. Give now
  • Roberta Johnson Research Fellowship
    This fellowship supports summer graduate students research at the doctoral level. Give now
  • Vicky Unruh Research and Travel Award
    The Vicky Unruh Award helps outstanding graduate students and undergraduate students doing graduate-level work to travel to research sites in Latin America and Spain. The fund was established by a dedicated group of students who were mentored by Professor Emerita Unruh and wanted to show their appreciation for her years of exceptional dedication. Give now

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