Arts and Sciences Giving Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences is the heart of undergraduate education at UAB. We teach every undergraduate on campus via the core curriculum or through one of our 31 majors and 46 minors.

Your support is invaluable in ensuring that our students receive the quality education that, regardless of their course of study, will set them on the path to success.

  • Excellence Fund

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    The College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund provides funding directly to our students. Our goal is to maximize learning opportunities and improve their college experience by providing students with unique training and experiential learning that make them leaders in their fields.

    Gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences Excellence Fund play a crucial role in funding our highest priorities—enhancing student engagement and deepening academic excellence.

    Edward H. Atchison Endowment Fund for Scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts

    The Edward H. Atchison Endowment Fund for Scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts was established through the generosity of Edward H. Atchison to provide critical funding to deserving students in the area of visual and performing arts. Your gift to this scholarship will allow countless students to set aside their financial concerns and focus on their educational goals while continuing to devote their time to their art.

    Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship

    The Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman IV Endowed Scholarship is named in memory of Gladys Davies and George F. Brockman, IV. Dr. Brockman made significant contributions as an earth science faculty member and both Dr. and Mrs. Brockman were longtime supporters of UAB. Your gift to this scholarship will support students enrolled in a degree-granting program in natural sciences and/or mathematics.

    God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship

    The God at the Speed of Light Endowed Scholarship is named after Dr. T. Lee Baumann’s book on quantum physics which focuses on the study of the nature of light and Dr. Baumann’s theory of science and spirituality. Your gift to this scholarship will support students enrolled in a degree-granting program in natural sciences and/or mathematics.

    InfraGard Birmingham Gary Warner Scholarship

    InfraGard Birmingham has made generous gifts for the purpose of creating the InfraGard Birmingham Gary Warner Scholarship, in honor of Gary Warner the founder of InfraGard Birmingham. This scholarship is used to provide financial assistance to students interested in pursuing careers in the computer forensics industry.

    Jane White Mulkin Endowed Scholarship

    The Jane White Mulkin Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of Jane Mulkin, Department of English alumnus. Jane is widely respected through her community and supports many community-sponsored programs, events and organizations. Your gift to this scholarship will support deserving non-traditional students who are enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granted program in the arts and humanities and are attending school while working and caring for their families.

    Lauren McLellan Sanders Endowed Scholarship

    The Lauren McLellan Sanders Endowed Scholarship is named in memory of Lauren McLellan, daughter of Steve and Julie Sanders. This scholarship was established to perpetuate the memory of Lauren’s life and is used to create unique and lasting support for deserving students whose lives and careers will be influenced by its receipt. Your gift to this scholarship will support deserving students enrolled in or admitted to a program in the social or behavioral sciences.

    Life-Long Learning Endowed Scholarship Honoring Ruth J. and Robert J. Colvin

    This scholarship was established to honor Ruth J. and Robert J. Colvin and to recognize their commitment to the advancement of education. Your gift to this scholarship will assist students enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program in the Department of English, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures or the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education.

    The Mickey Smith Endowed Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences

    The Mickey Smith Endowed Scholarship is named in memory of College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Dr. Mickey Smith. Your gift to this scholarship will support deserving students enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granting program in the College of Arts and Sciences, with preference given to female students pursuing a career in the medical field.

    Ted C. and Gretchen E. Fogas Endowed Scholarship

    The Ted C. and Gretchen E. Fogas Endowed Scholarship was established as a long-standing reminder of their inspiration and commitment to their family. Your gift to this scholarship will support deserving students who are enrolled in or admitted to a degree-granted program in the College of Arts and Sciences, with preference given to veterans.

    Tennant and Susan McWilliams Endowed Scholarship

    The Tennant and Susan McWilliams Endowed Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Tennant S. and Mrs. Susan L. McWilliams to pay tribute to the life and work of Tennant and Susan McWilliams and their countless contributions to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, UAB and the Birmingham community. Your gift to this scholarship will support deserving students enrolled in or admitted to a program in social and behavioral sciences.

  • John S. Jemison, Jr. Visiting Professorship in the Humanities

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    The John S. Jemison, Jr. Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is named in honor of Dr. John Jemison, Jr., longtime supporter and friend of UAB. The fund is used to bring visiting scholars, writers, and professors to the humanities departments at UAB to enrich the academic and intellectual life of the entire UAB community and the City of Birmingham.

    Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas

    The Michel de Montaigne Endowed Prize in the History of Ideas is named in honor of a great humanist writer Michel de Montaigne who pioneered achievements in Western philosophy and his portrayal of the human condition. This endowment awards and honors UAB College of Arts and Sciences professors’ scholarly work, rewards clever research projects and essays and advances our understanding of humanity and the history of ideas.

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    No public or private university in this day and age could possibly function, let alone thrive, without philanthropic support. For us to provide the quality education and opportunities that we provide for our students, we must have support of donors.

    We invite you to partner with us. There are a number of naming opportunities within the new College of Arts and Sciences Building to recognize or pay tribute to individuals or companies.

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    Gifts from you create a secure, concrete foundation for our future success. They benefit not only students and faculty but also the community as a whole.

    All College of Arts and Sciences giving funds can be found here. If you don’t see the fund you are looking for, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Departmental Giving

Gifts to one of our 19 departments support priorities such as faculty and graduate student research and travel expenses; undergraduate student projects; events and programs; lectures and guest speakers; and other financial needs that arise during the year.

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Ways to Give

Endowments

When you create an endowment, you touch the lives of future generations. Your gift is immediately invested and, when fully funded, produces annual income to support the endowment’s purpose for years to come.

Planned Gifts

Shape the future of UAB and leave your legacy by choosing to make us part of your estate plans. Talk to one of our legacy giving experts to accomplish your goals and leave a lasting impression at UAB and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gift of Stock

UAB accepts gifts of publicly traded securities including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. This type of gift may be transferred electronically or delivered in certificate form.

For additional information regarding gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact Camille Epps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 996-2154.

We thank you for your support.