1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
By giving to the English Department at UW, you help to nurture the intellectual community and challenge we seek to foster in our classes, programs, hallways, and libraries. Among many benefits, your dollars go to bringing internationally known scholars and creative writers to campus, helping our students study abroad, supporting non-traditional students relocate to Laramie, spiffing up the Frost/Mathison Library, subscribing to journals, and giving much needed scholarship money to our highly talented majors. All of these endeavors help students and faculty to grow, learn, and think through literature, through language. Read the words of two recent graduate students:
The graduate student funding provided by UW's English Department enabled me to leave the career position I'd held for eight years, and pursue my dream of continuing literary studies in graduate school. The financial support has allowed me to completely change where I'm heading professionally, bringing me a sense of personal fulfillment. I feel that the funding is channeled even further into the community by enabling me to reach out to undergraduate students at UW through the teaching opportunity it provides.
-Kerry Ceszyk, Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
I received funding to attend a TESOL conference in Colorado. At this conference I learned new teaching techniques that I applied to teaching composition and ESL. I believe that this experience enriched my education and improved my teaching, and without the funding I would not have been able to attend this conference.
-Keri Bjorklund, Graduate Student Teaching Assistant
English General Discretionary: Our most general fund, we use it to foster community. In the past, for example, we have drawn on this fund
English Department Scholarship: This fund goes directly to help our students take advantage of great opportunities or respond to particular needs. For example, we use it to send an undergraduate team to a regional literary conference to present their research, to help support a graduate student with the photocopying or inter-library loan expenses involved in their master's thesis research, and to provide matching funds to help an undergraduate go on the London Semester.
If you are interested in giving to either of the funds described above and have a particular focus in mind, let us know. Similarly, let us know if you are interested in giving to one of our more targeted funds, e.g. one aimed specifically at supporting graduate students, or visiting creative writers, or the recruitment of non-traditional students.
Please use the University of Wyoming Foundation donation form to donate to the English Department and designate our department for your gift.
Give to UW English Department Online.