The Department of History is extremely grateful to all who have contributed to the History Associates fund and to the various funds that help our terrific undergraduates and graduate students, faculty, and visitors.

How to Give

The Check Writing Approach

You may make out a check for your tax deductible donation to "KUEA" (KU Endowment Association) and mail it directly to:

KU Endowment Association
West Campus - University of Kansas
1891 Constant Avenue
Box 928
Lawrence, KS 66044-0928

In an accompanying note or on the check itself, you should specify that you want the money to go to the History Department, and you may specify further whether you want the money to go towards one of the funds listed below.

The Online Approach

You may give online by using the buttons below. Online giving is secure, speedy and simple. Click the area you would like to support and you will be redirected to the website of KU Endowment, the non-profit fundraising organization that supports KU.

If you would like more information on which funds could use your money the most, or on how to use your money to create a new fund altogether, please get in touch with the Department of History’s Development Coordinator, Ashley Durkee ( or (785) 864-9438).

History Associates Development Fund (general purposes)
This fund provides an invaluable source of support for faculty and graduate travel to professional conferences after the University's limited funds have run out. Occasionally, the fund is used to entertain visitors and purchase supplies and equipment not provided by state funds.
Give to the History Associates Development Fund
Pivotal Events in History
This fund supports annual events devoted to particular historical turning points. These events will be open to our alumni, friends, students, and general public to attend. They will be held annually, usually in the fall, and will be generally devoted to a historical event which has an important anniversary.
Give to the Pivotal Events in History Fund
Grant Goodman Fund (entertainment)
This fund, created by the generosity of Professor Emeritus Grant Goodman and sustained by several others, serves primarily to assist the Department in holding the annual Fall Convocation and the Spring Awards Banquet, at which we award prizes, make announcements, and generally engage in collegial conviviality. It is also used to supplement very limited state funds provided for entertaining visiting speakers and candidates. These tasks are far from trivial, and we are far from whooping it up with the money.
Give to the Grant Goodman fund
Graduate Scholarships and Awardsexpand
George L. Anderson Memorial
This is fund to provides an award for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation, or for an outstanding undergraduate Honors thesis.
Give to the George L. Anderson Memorial fund
Oswald P. Backus Memorial
This fund provides an award for an undergraduate or graduate student in Russian or East European studies, and supports visitors in those fields.
Give to the Oswald P. Backus Memorial fund
Lila Atkinson Creighton Scholarship
This fund supports two students each year, usually one undergraduate and one graduate, on the basis of both excellence and need.
Give to the Lila Atkinson Creighton Scholarship fund
Arthur and Judith McClure Graduate Scholarship in History
This fund goes to support graduate students in History.
Give to the McClure Graduate Scholarship fund
Donald R. McCoy Dissertation Research Award
This fund goes to a student who has completed the comprehensive examinations for the Ph.D.
Give to the Donald R. McCoy Dissertation Research Award fund
Robert and Andrea Oppenheimer Family Award
This fund goes to two graduate students, one in Latin American History, and one in Latin American Studies.
Give to the Robert and Andrea Oppenheimer Family Award fund
Saricks Family Scholarship
This is an endowed fund providing a graduate fellowship.
Give to the Saricks Family Scholarship fund
Undergraduate Scholarships and Awardsexpand
Edith Clarke Scholarship
This fund supports an undergraduate U.S. History major.
Give to the Edith Clarke Scholarship fund
Robert L. Greaves Award
This fund goes to an outstanding senior history student.
Give to the Robert L. Greaves Award fund
Anne Stewart Higham Book Award
This is an endowed fund that provides a prize for book purchases by an outstanding student.
Give to the Anne Stewart Higham Book Award fund
John E. Longhurst Memorial
This fund provides an award for the best undergraduate research paper in an area outside of United States history.
Give to the John E. Longhurst Memorial fund
James C. Malin Memorial Scholarship
This is an endowed fund to provide a scholarship to support an undergraduate History major.
Give to the James C. Malin Memorial Scholarship fund
W. Stitt Robinson-Phi Alpha Theta Award
This fund provides an award to an outstanding graduating senior History major.
Give to the W. Stitt Robinson-Phi Alpha Theta Award fund
Maria Palij Memorial
This is an endowed fund supporting Ukranian studies, and also bringing lecturers and other visitors in this field to campus.
Give to the Maria Palij Memorial fund
Jerry Stannard Memorial
This fund provides provides money for library book purchases.
Give to the Jerry Stannard Memorial fund
Unrestricted Fund
Your gift can be made as an unrestricted fund contribution to the department, simply specify it go to History.
Give to the Unrestricted fund

Questions? Call Ashley Durkee (785) 864-9438 or email her at

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