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Our faculty and alumni's scholarship and teaching have been recognized internationally. We are usually ranked among the top four American studies graduate programs in the nation, along with Harvard, Yale, and Brown. Our graduates take jobs in outstanding research universities and liberal arts colleges in the United States, Japan, England, and Norway.
We are committed to increasing diversity in our graduate program. We are innovators in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and are currently in a confederation with the Chicano, American Indian, African American & African studies, and the Asian American studies programs.
Your tax-deductible contribution provides our students with encouragement and vital financial support. It gives our faculty resources for enlarging knowledge and understanding. It helps to build and sustain a distinguished reputation for the department.
What Your Gift Can Do
Your contribution allows us to ensure
- Distinguished faculty: Creating endowed chairs and professorships and supporting interdisciplinary research centers and programs will help us recruit and retain outstanding faculty.
- Excellence and competitiveness of our graduate program: Faculty choose institutions that attract the best graduate students. We need to ensure the excellence and competitiveness of our graduate programs so that we may compete for the best faculty and brightest students.
- Diverse and engaged undergraduate student body: Although we are attracting better students than ever before, too many other outstanding students choose other institutions—often for financial reasons. Merit and need-based scholarships are needed to recruit many outstanding students.
Choose a Fund
There are a number of ways your gift can help support graduate and undergraduate students—the next generation of leaders and thinkers—in the Department of American Studies:
- American Studies Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for outstanding undergraduates majoring in American studies at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, who have both academic merit and financial need.
- William C. Nelson American Studies Scholarship Fund
This scholarship supports students majoring in American studies who could not otherwise afford to attend the University of Minnesota.
- David Noble Graduate Research Fellowship
Created in honor of Professor Noble's over 50 years of teaching service to the Department of American Studies, this fellowship supports graduate students working in the department.
- Mulford Q. Sibley Scholarship Fund
This scholarship provides tuition, fees, and money for research and related expenses for both undergraduates and graduates working in the Department of American Studies at University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.