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.
Santa Arias, Chair
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. For information on other ways to give, please visit the KU Endowment web site.
- Vicky Unruh Research and Travel Award
The Vicky Unruh Award helps outstanding graduate students (and undergraduate students doing graduate-level work) 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.
- 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.
- General Endowment Fund
This important fund allows the department to meet unforeseen needs and take advantage of opportunities. It might be used to fund a guest speaker, for example, or to support an innovative learning experience for our students.
- Jose M. Osma Memorial Award
Funds from this account are used to honor the exceptional work of undergraduate students, as well as to promote graduate study.
- 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.
- L. R. Fox Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship supports graduate study, helping us to recruit the most diverse, talented group of students possible.