The CU History Department is the home to award-winning faculty who conduct groundbreaking research into the human past and what it means to our present and future. Our faculty are committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and tools to succeed in their chosen professions and to be thoughtful and involved citizens. Our alumni and other supporters are essential to our larger mission, and we are deeply appreciative for sustaining contributions to our department’s success. Please consider making a gift to the History Department to in one of the following areas:

Undergraduate Studies

One of our current priorities is to increase the available funding for undergraduate student scholarships. Please consider a gift to one of our undergraduate scholarship funds:

Colton G. Erickson Memorial Scholarship Fund  
The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History Department in memory of former student Colton G. Erickson (1994 – 2018), who graduated in 2017 while living with brain cancer. With the support of Colton’s family, $1000 will be awarded to an incoming freshman or current undergraduate student with a major in History who has faced adversity and achieved excellence. 

Virginia and Fred Anderson Endowed History Scholarship Fund  
The Virginia and Fred Anderson Scholarship, named for Emeritus Professors Virginia & Fred Anderson, awards $1000 to an undergraduate History student who displays a strong interest in the history of the Americas, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. Preference is given to students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. The scholarship is awarded annually.

Robert C. Rogers Student Scholarship Fund  
The Robert C. Rogers Scholarship, established in memory of Robert C. Rogers, awards $1000 to an incoming transfer or current first-year transfer student with a declared major in History. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded annually.

For undergraduates, gift funds can also sustain activities such as class outings, visiting speakers, events for majors and minors, or even class dinners with a professor to cultivate faculty-student interaction. If you would like to support these activities, please give to the:

History Department Fund  

Graduate Studies

For graduate students, gift funds can reduce costs associated with research trips to distant archives, attending conferences, and hosting or attending workshops where students network, gain visibility, and receive feedback on their work. Gift funds also allow us to offer recruiting fellowships so that we can attract the most competitive graduate applicants. Please give to the:

Gloria Lund Main and Jackson Turner Main Graduate Fund in History  

Departmental Research & Programing

Departmental research and programing gift funds are crucial to supporting the intellectual life of the department and faculty research productivity. Gift funds can offset faculty research costs and seed new research programs, allow us to invite leading historians to visit the department to give lectures and seminars, support conferences, or fund exciting faculty initiatives in public outreach. If you are interested in supporting these activities, please give to the:

History Department Fund 

If you would like to discuss other opportunities or ideas for supporting the History Department, we will be happy to talk to you about your plans in detail. Please contact the History Department Chair, Marcia Yonemoto, or CU Boulder’s Office of Advancement.