World Languages & Cultures

Make your senior gift today!

Dear December 2020 and May 2021 Graduates,

The Senior Class Giving Campaign is a unique opportunity for seniors like you to pay it forward to the next generation of Seahawks by giving back to the area of campus closest to your heart.

A gift of $20.21 to the Department of World Languages and Cultures can help provide funding for:

· Scholarships

· Student Conference Travel

· Scholarly Events and Lectures

Make your gift today to World Languages and Cultures and support the success of future Seahawks!

Giving to World Languages and Cultures

The activities and courses offered by the WLC department help our students to think globally and critically. Your support is greatly appreciated and will help our future generation to be global citizens.

There are four opportunities that donor can contribute:

World Languages Department Fund

The purpose of this fund is for miscellaneous use not covered by regular departmental operational budget, travel/research. This money would support pedagogical /research/other needs (unrestricted)

World Languages Cultural Events

The purpose for this fund is for inviting scholars/speakers: paying for honorarium, travel, lodging, food, advertisement, and operational costs specific to the Cultural Event.

World Languages Scholarships

Scholarship for undergraduate students:

  • Lapaire-Stites French Studies Scholarship
  • The Edward and Esther Bloedorn Scholarship in German
  • The Eunice T. and Marguerite B. MacRae Scholarship in French
  • Department of World Languages and Cultures Academic Scholarship
  • Helena R. Cheek Scholarship
  • Text Book Scholarship

For more information about each scholarship click here

Scholarship for graduate students:

  • Nieka 'Sean' Wright Memorial Scholarship For more information about the scholarship click here

For those interested in creating a Named Scholarship/Lecture Series/Endowed Professorship, please contact the department chair, Dr. Derrick Miller, for more information.


How to give:

Online credit card gift

Click Senior Class Giving Campaign

On the online form under “Choose Area To Support,” please list “World Languages and Cultures Department” in the “Search for an Area” box.

Mailing a check

Please fill out the hard copy giving form. Check "I prefer to make a restricted gift designated to" and next to "Other" write:

  • "World Languages Department," or
  • "World Languages cultural event," or
  • "World Languages” followed by the name of the scholarship.

We thank you so much for your contribution for our students and faculty to make a difference!

First-Time Senior Donors

As a token of appreciation for making your first gift to UNCW, you will receive:

  • Invitation to the Senior Toast
  • VIP parking pass to commencement (passes are extremely limited and only available to the 1st 500 donors)
  • Class of 2017 commemorative glass

If you have any questions about making your gift, email Keith Fraser ( or contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures at (910) 962-3340.