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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 by check, please mail to: UGA Foundation, 394 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, Georgia 30602-5582 and specify which fund. To donate to the department by credit card please follow the links below.

If you'd like to set up a recurring gift, download the linked authorization form. This option allows donors to make regular payments through EFT from their banking institutions or by way of credit card charges. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Aina, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at 706-542- 3581 or aina@uga.edu

English Department Fund

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The English Department Fund provides essential support to the department’s endeavors relating to research, instruction, and public outreach.

The Paul Douglas Hale Learning Enhancement Fund in English

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Named in honor of Paul Douglas Hale, this fund supports the academic mission of the Department of English.

Rodney M. Baine Lecture Program

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Named in honor of former faculty member Rodney M. Baine, this fund supports lectures delivered by visiting scholars to the Department of English.

Ruppersburg Stillpoint Literary Magazine Endowment Fund

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Established by retired faculty member Dr. Hugh Ruppersburg, this fund provides supplementary financial support to the Stillpoint Literary Magazine.

The Leighton M. Ballew Lecture Series in English

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Named in honor of a former UGA faculty member, this fund supports lectures and readings by visiting scholars and writers.

The Diann Blakely Visiting Poet Fund

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Named in honor of Diann Blakely, this fund supports a visiting poet’s short-term residency in the Department of English.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Jane McMullan Academic Support Fund

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Named in honor of Jane McMullan, this fund supports the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of English.

Jane Appleby Fellowship in English

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Named in honor of Jane Appleby, this fellowship supports graduate study in the Department of English.

R. Baxter Miller Award in African American and Multicultural Literature

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Named in honor of faculty member Dr. R. Baxter Miller, this fund provides monetary awards for excellence in African American and Multicultural Literature by graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of English.

Joshua David Brown Memorial Scholarship 

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Named in honor of a former UGA undergraduate English major, this fund supports an annual award to the most outstanding rising junior in the Department of English.  

Robert E. Park Memorial Fund

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Established by the Class of 1912 in honor of Robert E. Park, former head of English, this fund supports a prize given each year to the author of the best essay written for a graduate course in the Department of English.

Alice C. Langdale Graduate Award in English

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Named in honor Alice C. Langdale, this fund supports an award that recognizes the outstanding work of graduate students within the Department of English.

Virginia Rucker Walker Scholarship

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Named in honor of UGA undergraduate Virginia Rucker Walker, this fund supports an annual scholarship in the English Department, as well as a yearly poetry prize.

Robert H. West Scholarship

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Named in honor of Robert H. West, former department head and faculty member, this scholarship supports the work of outstanding students in the Department of English.

Calvin S. Brown and Edwin M. Everett Award

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Named in honor of Calvin S. Brown and Edwin Everett, former UGA faculty members, this fund supports graduate student travel to scholarly and professional meetings.

The H. Grady Hutcherson Memorial Georgia Access Scholarship in English

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Named in honor of former faculty member and undergraduate advisor Dr. H. Grady Hutcherson, this fund supports undergraduate students in the Department of English

Kilgo-Sapelo Creative Writing

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Named in honor of former faculty member James Kilgo, this fund provides monetary support to students and faculty associated with the English Department’s Creative Writing program for expenses incurred when participating in writers’ conferences and retreats.

Anita Morrison Thomas Essay Award Fund

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Named in honor of English alumna Anita Morrison Thomas, this fund supports an award to the student author of the best essay devoted to a culturally diverse and/or female author.

English Department Graduate Award

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This fund supports stipends to outstanding graduate students pursuing study within the Department of English.

FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Martha Munn Bedingfield Teaching Award

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Named in honor of Martha Munn Bedingfield, this fund supports a teaching award that recognizes Department of English faculty for excellence in teaching.

Kilgo-Sapelo Creative Writing

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Named in honor of former faculty member James Kilgo, this fund provides monetary support to students and faculty associated with the English Department’s Creative Writing program for expenses incurred when participating in writers’ conferences and retreats.

Raven I. McDavid, Jr. Fund for the Linguistics Atlas Project

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Supports research and projects associated with the Linguistic Atlas Project, which is housed in the Department of English and directed by Dr. William Kretschmar.

Hugh Kenner Research and Travel Award Fund

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Named in honor of former faculty member Hugh Kenner, this fund supports interdisciplinary travel by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of English.