Giving to Middle Eastern Studies
We invite all individuals who are interested in Middle Eastern Studies to support our program. Our goal is to increase the strength of our interdisciplinary program and language program by facilitating teaching and research enabling students to become active members of their community. Contributions will allow us to develop new courses, provide scholarships for students, increase research opportunities, strengthen library holdings, sponsor university and public programs, expand the offerings of our publications and outreach programs, and more.
We welcome the opportunity to meet with potential donors for larger scale projects to discuss mutual interests.
You can participate in UT’s Annual Giving campaign; consider making a planned gift; or providing an outright gift. These giving programs often carry special tax incentives and can support the development of an endowment. Please visit the College of Liberal Arts for more information.
The Avraham Zilkha Scholarship Fund
In May 2009 we bade farewell to Avraham Zilkha, who retired after forty years of service to UT—thank you, Avraham, and best of luck! A scholarship has been established in Avraham's name. If you wish to contribute, please contact Esther Raizen.
You may make a one-time gift online by clicking on one of the following links:
Make a gift to the Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies houses the interdisciplinary BA and MA programs in Middle Eastern Studies, along with six dual master's degree programs with professional schools. The Center provides scholarships and fellowships for students throughout the university who study the moderm Middle East. The Center also publishes scholarly works, monographs and literary translations, and has an active educational outreach program that works extensively with the community and K-12 schools.
Make a gift to the Department of Middle Eastern Studies
The Department of Middle Eastern Studies houses the Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and Islamic Studies majors, as well as the Israel Studies and Turkish Studies programs. The Deparrtment offers scholarships and fellowships that encourage advanced learning of language and specialization in these fields of study to produce students who can communicate at the Superior level on the scale developed by the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
If you would like to make a one-time gift by mail, please mail your pledge to:
Kathleen Aronson, Assistant Dean for Development
College of Liberal Arts
The University of Texas
1 University Station, G6300
Austin, Texas 78712
Checks should be made payable to "University of Texas at Austin," and should clearly indicate that it is a gift for either the Center or Department of Middle Eastern Studies.