Give to Language

Your donations support our goals.


How to donate


To contribute to the UAF Foreign Languages & Literatures Department, please click on any of the below fund links; these direct you to the University of Alaska Foundation website where you will enter your specified gift amount. Your gift will fund the focused accounts listed.

Click here to search the Engage database for your fund.

A German foreign language class holds class on the campus lawn during a warm autumn afternoon. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

Foreign Language Department Fund

Your gifts create results we see everyday. As stewards of these valuable resources, we are striving to be worthy of investment. When you give to CLA in memory of a loved one, or simply because you care, your contribution is cherished and used to further that most human of endeavors — learning. 


Student Support

Student support funds benefit students outside of scholarship support.

Donations to the Bianca M. Zuckerman Academic Excellence/Programmatic Research Spanish Support fund are used to help offset the cost of a study abroad language experience for one Spanish student.


Students converse in Spanish during the MAYmester class, Si Si! Summer Intensive Spanish Immersion at the Language Lab. | UAF Photo by JR Ancheta

French Club students gathered around a table enjoying food together

Scholarship Support 

Scholarships, Fellowships and student awards have an incredible impact on our Nanook Nation! We believe that enhanced student aid, through restricted or unrestricted gifts, helps retain the most talented of students. 

Donations to the Helen B. Harrel Scholarship fund provide scholarships for University of Alaska Fairbanks undergraduates and graduate students who are seeking a degree offered through the College of Liberal Arts and who have financial need.


Thank you for continuing to support Foreign Languages & Literatures at UAF!

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law; you are not receiving any goods or services in exchange for the money you give.



"If language is intimately related to being human, then when we study language we are, to a remarkable degree, studying human nature."

-Charlton Laird, American Linguist, The Miracle of Language




Department Chair JDavid Henry

Thank you.

In a year with unprecedented challenges, your generosity made more of a difference than ever. Your gift gave the UAF community access to the education, opportunities and tools to not only adapt but also thrive. Thank you for being there when we needed you the most and for inspiring those of us at UAF.


CLA's Gifts at Work

Total Giving: $328,764.54



Replenishes student scholarship funds


Funds faculty and student research

Department Support

Designated to a specific department within CLA

Public Service & Community Outreach

Funding that supports community outreach events

Student Support

Funding that helps students outside of scholarships

College Support

Goes to supporting the College of Liberal Arts




Jon and Jane Aspnes pose on a park bench with their three dogs.

Why I Give

A story of giving from CLA donors Jon and Jane Aspnes.

The Aspnes Story- Love at First Pancake



Become a Donor

Your donation can make a profound impact by providing resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research opportunities. Together, let's foster a vibrant academic environment where creativity, critical thinking, and cultural understanding flourish. Donate today and be a part of shaping the future of liberal arts education at UAF!

For more information on ways to give, visit our UAF Development Office website.

New students on campus jump for a photograph on their way to the MBS complex Tuesday afternoon, August 28, 2012.