Support History

The gifts and support of our history alumni and friends broaden opportunities, enrich experiences, and enhance the quality of academic life for our students.‚Äč To contribute online, please use Central Michigan University's secure online giving form. If you prefer to contribute by mail, you can make checks payable to "Central Michigan University," denote the specific fund on the memo line of the check, and mail it to:

University Advancement
Carlin Alumni House
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Tel: 800-358-6903

Fund descriptions

History Development Fund
To assist history faculty and staff in their mission to deliver quality education to their students and to support faculty and student scholarly and creative activities.

History Joint Graduate Program Development Fund
To assist history faculty and staff in their mission to deliver quality education to their students and to support faculty and student scholarly and creative activities.

G.M. Blackburn Endowment
The income from this endowment funds an annual lecture series in American history (focusing on the Civil War and Reconstruction) in honor of George Blackburn, a greatly admired teacher and scholar during his thirty years as a member of CMU's history faculty.

Duane Mark Bouliew History Prize
Scholarship awarded to a junior or senior with at least 12 credits in history completed at CMU. 

William T. Bulger Endowment
This lecture series funds a lecture series in the field of American biography in honor of William T. Bulger, a long-time former member of the CMU history faculty.

Gabriel Chien Memorial Fund Essay Prize
This fund was created to honor the memory of Gabriel Chien, a former CMU history professor. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student for a written essay that focuses on an aspect of Chinese culture, Sino-American relations, or a comparative study of China.

Mae Teeters History Prize
Prize awarded annually to a CMU student majoring in history.

Dennis Thavenet Study Abroad History Award
This is an annual award that provides financial assistance to a junior or senior history student studying abroad, with some preference given for study in the Netherlands. The award is named in honor of Emeritus Professor Dennis Thavenet, who has been very active in promoting the benefits of study abroad experiences for students.

Dennis Thavenet Study Abroad Scholarship
This is an annual scholarship that provides financial assistance to a junior or senior history student studying abroad, with some preference given for study in the Netherlands. The award is named in honor of Emeritus Professor Dennis Thavenet, who has been very active in promoting the benefits of study abroad experiences for students.