The word give written on blackboardYour generosity is appreciated.

The Department of English welcomes private support, which enables us to recruit gifted students and faculty and helps to make ours one of the finest English departments in the nation.

Generosity from donors assists our students in many ways, such as empowering undergraduates to publish their own work in our student-run journal of art and literature, the Long River Review; providing travel funds for graduate students so that they may present their scholarship at national and international conferences; and bringing renowned scholars and eminent authors to the department for readings and one-on-one writing tutorials. Private donations also allow us to offer professional development programs to Connecticut public school teachers in all disciplines and grade levels and to offer publication opportunities for teachers and students. Our resources are stretched in many directions, and we appreciate your commitment and support of the ongoing excellence of the Department of English.

For information about giving opportunities, please contact a CLAS development officer.

Your gift to the department may be made to honor a department member or student, to support an existing fund or scholarship, or to create a new fund for either current needs or the support of programs into the future. Contribute online through the UConn Foundation secure giving page.  Click the search box at the top of the page and type in (or copy and paste) the number and name of one of the following funds that directly benefit the Department of English:


20199—English Fund

20113—Connecticut Writing Project

20188—Wallace Stevens Memorial: Poetry prize

20557—SCF-Robert Stallman Scholarship: Award for outstanding Junior English major with focus on American literature

21793—Edwin Way Teale Nature Writing Award: Prize for undergraduate and graduate students for writing on the human relationship with nature and the environment

22535—Long River Review Fund

30003—Jennie Hackman Memorial Prize: Best short story by an undergraduate

30174—Ken Wilson Library Endowment Fund: To purchase library materials in Medieval English Literature and Applied English Linguistics

30200—Kathleen Gibson McPeek Scholarship in English: Prize for best paper by an English major

30279—Edward R. and Frances Schreiber Collins Literary Fund: To support publication of student literary magazine and award prizes for best undergraduate poetry and prose

30524—Elizabeth Shanley Gerson Irish Literature Program Fund: To bring an eminent Irish writer to campus annually

30994—Bloom Endowment Fund for the Mark Twain Distinguished Author-in-Residence

31050—Timothy F. Moriarty Irish Literature Fund: To support English graduate students involved in Irish literature 

31215—Suzanne Brennan Perella Memorial Scholarship: For a Junior English major or minor

31280—Steblea Family Scholarship: Provides scholarship support for undergraduate English majors

31438—Tribute to English Professors: Fund for Graduate Education: Provides financial support, including fellowships and travel to conferences, seminars, and symposia, for English graduate students in honor or in memory of English professors.