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The Department of English at the University of Georgia is a rich, rewarding place to study and teach, thanks to the gifts of alumni and friends. Our generous donors sponsor departmental awards for teachers and students, fund visiting speakers, and support student and faculty research. With your help, we can expand our intellectual vibrancy and make the University of Georgia the South's literary center. Honor those who helped shape your love of literature by making a gift today!

To donate to the department by credit card, please follow the links below. To donate by check, please mail to: UGA Foundation, 394 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30602-5582 and specify which fund. You can also contact Wendy Aina, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 706-542- 3581 or aina@uga.edu

 

English Department Fund

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The purpose of the fund shall be to underwrite the Martha Munn Bedingfield Teaching Award. The Award shall recognize Department of English faculty (of Full, Associate, or Assistant rank) for the pursuit of excellence in teaching. A faculty member should be selected who has made a distinct difference in the intellectual lives of students through effective and creative instruction and/or course development.

 

Jane McMullan Academic Support Fund

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To be used by the head of the English department for incidental expenses incurred entertaining official visitors to the University, emergency student loans and honoraria for visiting lecturers, purchase of equipment, supplies and books, travel money for English faculty and other expenses related to the department's research, instruction and public service.

Martha Munn Bedingfield Teaching Award

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The purpose of the fund, named in honor of Jane McMullan, is to provide support for the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in the English Department, including funds for conference travel and registration, research costs, visiting lecturers and entertainment, student training and other appropriate expenses.

Jane Appleby Fellowship in English Fund

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Jane Appleby Fellowship in English Fund - To establish a fellowship for a graduate student(s) in the Department of English.

Rodney M. Baine Lecture Fund

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Rodney M. Baine Lecture Fund - To create a lecture fund to enrich the department of English of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Joshua David Brown Memorial Scholarship

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Joshua David Brown Memorial Scholarship - To provide a scholarship to the most outstanding rising Junior in the English department. Selection will be made by a committee appointed by the head of the department and will be based on academic merit.

Kilgo-Sapelo Creative Writing Fund

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Kilgo-Sapelo Creative Writing Fund - To provide monetary support to students and faculty associated with the creative writing program for expenses that shall include, but not be limited to, honoraria, entertainment, educational materials, software, supplies, travel, and participation in writers conferences and retreats.

Raven I. McDavid, Jr. Fund

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Raven I. McDavid, Jr. Fund for the Linguistic Atlas Project - To support research and projects dealing with American Linguistic Geography.

Robert E. Park Memorial Fund

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Robert E. Park Memorial Fund - Established in 1961 to honor the former head of the English Department by the Class of 1912 under the leadership of Mr. Marvin B. Perry. The Fund supports a prize given each year to the author of the best course paper submitted that year by a graduate student in English. The fund is also available for any project that benefits the academic program in English.

Virginia Rucker Walker Scholarship

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Virginia Rucker Walker Scholarship - To establish a scholarship in the English Department. The scholarship shall be based on merit and the recipient shall be selected by a committee appointed by the Head of the Department. The Fund will also support a yearly poetry prize to the student who submits the best poem as judged by a committee appointed by the Department Head.

Robert H. West Scholarship Fund

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Robert H. West Scholarship Fund - To provide scholarship support for outstanding students in the English department.

Calvin S. Brown and Edwin M. Everett Award

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Calvin S. Brown and Edwin M. Everett Award - To present award(s) to graduate students in the English department. These awards shall be used to attend scholarly and professional meetings.