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.

With sincerest thanks to our undergraduate and graduate program donors and special endowments.

Thank you for supporting the English department here at CU.

Sue Zemka

Department Chair


Department of English

To provide support for the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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Gentian Ascension Scholarship Fund

To provide support for undergraduate scholarship assistance in the Department of English at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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