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English Department Fund

Your donation allows us to keep up the programs and services that enrich our students’ experience of literature and extend it beyond the formal classroom setting. For example, money from donors like you allows us to build the collection of books in our department library, to bring poets and other writers to campus for readings, to sponsor lectures by visiting scholars, to help fund graduate-student travel to conferences, libraries, and archives. Your support also allows the English Undergraduate and Graduate Associations to maintain their activities, in which faculty and students share their interests outside of the classroom in informal conversations, and it gives us the opportunity to provide new technologies for writing, research, and collegial collaboration. If you wish to contribute for general departmental use, please give to:



Fund for the Future of Graduate English Studies at Berkeley

This fund is designated specifically for the support of our doctoral program. It is used, for example, to augment our fellowship packages for entering and continuing students and to offer them funds for attending conferences and conducting research. If you wish to contribute specifically to present or future graduate student support, please give to:


David Corvo Scholarship Fund

This fund will be used to provide scholarships to undergraduate English majors at the University of California, Berkeley, who are entering their final year of study and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the Department as well as the greatest need for financial support. If you wish to contribute to an undergraduate scholarship fund, please give to:


Nicholas Howe Graduate Student Support Fund

This fund will be used to provide a fellowship to an outstanding graduate student in the PhD program of the Department of English, with a declared focus of study in the writings or languages of the medieval centuries in English (to 1476). If you wish to contribute to The Nicholas Howe Graduate Student Support fund, please give to:


Dennis Lamb Fund

This fund, named in honor of Dennis Lamb (class of 1977), will be used to fund the Dennis Lamb Award, given to the author of the best honors thesis in the Department of English each year. As the fund grows, we hope to use it also to provide research grants to undergraduates in the Department of English. If you wish to contribute to the fund, please give to:


The Mary Hutton Sullivan Graduate Student Support Fund in English

This fund will be used to provide fellowships to graduate students in the Department of English, who have demonstrated a high level of academic distinction. If you wish to contribute to the Mary Hutton Sullivan Graduate Fellowship fund, please give to: