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We hope that you will consider supporting American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of North Carolina.  We currently have two means through which you can do so.

The American Indian Studies Fund was established in 2011 to support the education and research objectives of faculty members working in the field of American Indian Studies.

The Henry Owl Fund was established in 2011 to promote the study of Cherokee history, language, and culture.  The Henry Owl Fellowship, which enables a graduate student to enroll in an intensive Cherokee language course offered by the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina, served as the impetus to establish the Owl Fund.  The recipient then serves as the teaching assistant for Cherokee language courses at UNC.

Click on the following links to learn more about Henry Owl [add hyperlink to “Henry Owl” leading to History section of website], our three-semester Cherokee language [add hyperlink to “Cherokee language” leading to AMST site with info on Cherokee language] sequence, and history doctoral candidate Brooke Bauer, the first recipient of the Owl Fellowship.

It is easy to make a one-time contribution or to set up a recurring monthly or quarterly donation.

1. Click here to go to the “Make a Gift to the College” page of the College of Arts and Sciences website.

2. Fill out the form–for “Gift Designation” select “other.”

3. For “Department or Fund” write in “American Indian Studies Fund 60110” or “Henry Owl Fund 60111.”


If you would prefer not to use the Internet, you can:

1. Contact Margaret Costley, the Associate Director of Capital Gifts at the Arts and Sciences Foundation, at (919) 843-0345, or

2. Send a check made out to “Arts and Sciences Foundation” with either “American Indian Studies Fund 60110” or “Henry Owl Fund 60111” in the “For” line to:

Margaret V. Costley, J.D.

Associate Director, Capital Gifts

Arts and Sciences Foundation

134 East Franklin Street

CB 6115

Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514


Thank you for supporting American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill!