Support Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon

How Do I Give to Ethnic Studies?

Follow the link below for instructions on how to give to the University of Oregon securely, using your credit card or for information on other ways to give. If you want your gift to go directly to support Ethnic Studies, indicate your amount, and write in “DEPARTMENT OF ETHNIC STUDIES” in the Additional Gift Instructions box.

You can add a more specific designation in the box for Additional Comments, such as for the Marion Ballew Thomas Memorial Scholarship in Ethnic Studies (the only scholarship in Ethnic Studies for undergraduates) or to support the Ethnic Studies general fund (to help us direct your contribution to where we need it and to help cover expenses that are otherwise difficult to meet, such as those related to visiting speakers, film series, library acquisitions, student support, etc.).

Give to Ethnic Studies

What Will You Do With My Gift?

Ethnic Studies applies all donations directly toward program development and student support. A few examples include: 

  • Purchasing books and DVDs for the Ethnic Studies library serving all Ethnic Studies students; 
  • Sponsoring student attendance at professional conferences in the way of airfare and registration fees; 
  • Funding the Marion Ballew Thomas Memorial Scholarship: This award supports undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are engaged in social research and have a record of community service. Since 2001, Ethnic Studies has awarded 1-3 scholarships, each in the amount of $500, per academic year; 
  • Growing an endowment: Large gifts can be earmarked as an endowment either to hire new faculty or to support existing faculty initiatives. Please contact us directly or contact the University of Oregon Foundation if you are interested in making a sizable gift of this kind.