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Connecticut Writing Project

Gifts to this fund support Connecticut Writing Project programs including the Connecticut Writing Project Summer Institute and Connecticut Student Writers. 


Connecticut Writing Project Summer Institute Fellowships


As one of the oldest sites of the National Writing Project, the Connecticut Writing Project at UConn has been providing quality professional development and graduate education to thousands of teachers for more than 35 years. The National Writing Project's proven model of teacher-centered professional development and learning serves about 15 teachers from all disciplines and grade levels each summer at UConn. These teachers then return to school energized and equipped to positively impact dozens of more teachers and hundreds of students every year.


A gift of $5,000 would cover a Fellowship for one teacher to attend the four-week institute and earn 6 graduate credits in English with a focus on the teaching of writing. A similar gift would also pay the summer salary of a co-teacher or a graduate assistant.


Learn more about the Summer Institute


Connecticut Student Writers


In its 30th year, Connecticut Student Writers is the oldest and largest writing contest for K-12 students in the state of Connecticut, and its popularity has grown dramatically in recent years. About 1,700 students from 400 teachers in more than 200 schools submit their poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to CSW each year. Dozens of teachers and students studying to be teachers volunteer their time to read and judge the submissions. Six students per grade level will be published and approximately another 400 students will receive honorable mention. We publish the writing (and some art!) of 78 students, and the names, teachers, and schools of all the honorable mentions in Connecticut Student Writers magazine, and hold a Student Recognition Night in Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in May, where up to 1,000 students, teachers, and parents listen to students read their work and also hear a talk from a famous author. This year it will be Newbery-Caldecott winner Matt de la Peña. Publication is a transformative experience for students and teachers alike, and your gift will help us to defray some of the many costs of printing the magazine and holding the Recognition Night.



UConn Gives Leaderboard Challenge
Help the cause you are passionate about rise to the top of the leaderboard! The project that receives the greatest number of unique gifts during UConn Gives will receive additional funds: first place will receive a $5,000 award, second place will receive a $3,000 award, and third place will receive a $2,000 award.
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1 $5,000 Natural Resources Conservation Academy 228
2 $3,000 100% UConn Law Challenge 170
3 $2,000 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 134
4 UConn General Scholarships 127
5 Accounting 116
6 The Fund for UConn 109
7 Husky Annual Scholarship Fund 94
8 Homer Babbidge Library 93
9 Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry 71
10 School of Pharmacy 63
11 Marching and Pep Bands 58
12 Plant Science and Landscape Architecture 50
13 Digital Media and Design Program 45
14 School of Business Dean's Fund 44
15 Department of Animal Science 44
16 Neag School of Education 37
17 Human Rights Institute 37
18 School of Nursing 36
19 4-H Centennial Fund 35
20 Honors Program 33
21 UConn Avery Point 31
22 Law School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund 29
23 Students First Fund 29
24 Women Transforming Women Scholarship Fund 25
25 Benton Museum 24
26 FYP & LC 24
27 Stethoscope Program 21
28 UConn Men's Basketball 18
29 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans 17
30 UConn Law Funding for Student Travel 16
31 Women's Center 15
32 Nutmeg Summer Theatre Festival 14
33 Stamps Scholars 13
34 Health Disparities Clinical Summer Research 12
35 UConn Women's Basketball 12
36 School of Dental Medicine Summer Research 11
37 Connecticut Brownfields Initiative 11
38 3-D Equipment for MSE 11
39 Department of Kinesiology 11
40 Primary Care Incentive Program 10
41 The Parents Fund 10
42 UConn Stamford 10
43 School of Social Work Scholarships 10
44 Art & History Department 10
45 UConn Hartford 9
46 The Paul Zelanski Award of Excellence Fund 9
47 Buy a Raspberry Pi 9
48 Campus Sustainability Fund 9
49 UConn Recreation 9
50 Center for Academic Programs 9
51 UConn Education Abroad 9
52 CAHNR Dean's Fund 9
53 The All-Steinway School Fund 9
54 Jorgensen Outreach for Youth Program 8
55 Dental Clinic Naming 7
56 4-H Sports and Nutrition Program 7
57 Scholarship for Advancing Diversity 7
58 School of Medicine Summer Research 6
59 The Werth Institute 6
60 Great Explorations in Science 6
61 Glycogen Storage Disease Research 6
62 Connecticut Writing Project 6
63 Department of Allied Health Sciences 5
64 Asian American Cultural Center 5
65 Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work 4
66 Close to Home 4
67 BiteScis 4
68 Opera Fund 3
69 UConn Waterbury 2
70 Weidemann Student Emergency Fund 2
71 Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2
72 International Field Placement 1
73 Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) Discretionary Fund 1
74 Aetna Health Professions Partnership Initiative 0
75 The Center of Excellence for Vaccine Research 0
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