Giving to the Writing Program

You can provide support for the Writing Program by selecting from a range of gift options. These include sponsorship through non-restricted funds, which offers you the freedom to contribute to the most needed areas. You can also contribute to funds for faculty professional development (such as publication support and conference travel); to stipends for students doing internships as part of the Professional Writing Minor; or to the Undergraduate Awards fund, used to fund student awards for outstanding writing in some of the Writing Program's many undergraduate courses.

You can also donate to the Ellen Reid Writing Award fund, established in 2017, which supports one student each year who is interested in pursuing a career in writing and publishing. Please write "Ellen Reid Writing Award" in the comments field when you fill out the online form.

For more information about supporting the Writing Program, please contact:

Dana Loughlin, Director of Development, (805) 893-3922,

Karen Lunsford (, Director, UCSB Writing Program.