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. On behalf of our faculty and students, thank you for generous support as we continue our commitment to our extended community, a community of which you are an integral part.

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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

  • 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
  • The Silvia de Armas de Fueyo Graduate Student Support Fund
    The Silvia de Armas de Fueyo Graduate Student Support Fund has been designed to provide “direct financial support for graduate students in the Spanish and Portuguese Department at the University of Kansas. Support may include, but is not limited to, scholarships, awards, summer stipends, fellowships, travel, conference registration and teaching or research assistantships.” Vivian Fueyo established this fund in memory of her mother Silvia. Vivian and Silvia both attended KU. Vivian chose the Department of Spanish and Portuguese because her mother’s fondest memories at KU were the courses she took in the department. Among other faculty, Silvia took classes from Prof. George Woodyard. In summer of 2021, four graduate students were assisted by the support funds.
  • 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