Personal donations are crucial to our ability to our mission of offering the best possible educational experience to our students that we can. The University of Colorado is a public institution that receives little support from the state of Colorado. All of our undergraduate fellowships are funded through the generosity of donors like yourself. Donations also make it possible for us to increase the number of visiting speakers we can bring to campus; these benefit both the academic community and the general public.
Please consider contributing to a specific program area (below) or giving to the general department fund. We greatly appreciate donations of all sizes, as they testify to your faith in us to educate your children – the next generation of business leaders, teachers, parents, artists –in the humane understandings of life that literature conveys.
Thank you for supporting the English department here at CU.
Department of English
To provide support for the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.
English Graduate Student Support Fund
To provide support for graduate students in the English Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. This fund provides essential assistance to MA, MFA, and PhD students for job placement, pedagogy training, and emergency aid for graduate students in crisis.
English Department Entertainment Fund
To provide support for entertainment, donor cultivation, personnel recruitment, and official functions for the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Doug Burger Lecture Series
To provide support for the Doug Burger Lectures in Medieval and Early Modern Literature series in the English Department at CU Boulder.
Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarships to English majors or students enrolled in the Creative Writing Program at CU Boulder. This scholarship fund supports both graduate and undergraduate students.
Curtis Michael Gimeno Memorial Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarships to undergraduate Creative Writing students who wish to pursue a career in writing. This fund was established to honor Curtis Michael Gimeno, his love of writing, and his desire to help young people achieve their educational goals.
Gentian Ascension Scholarship Fund
To provide support for undergraduate scholarship assistance in the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Fund
To provide awards for writing by graduate and undergraduate students in the Creative Writing Program of the English Department at the University of Colorado. This fund is an annual award for undergraduates and graduates with excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose.
Alex McGuiggan Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for an undergraduate English major studying Creative Writing, with a preference for students studying poetry. This fund was established in honor of Alex McGuiggan, an English major at the University of Colorado Boulder who passed away in 2009 at the age of 20 years old.