John Rickford Undergraduate Development Fund

John Rickford
John Rickford graduated from UCSC (Stevenson College) in 1971, going on to become one of the most distinguished sociolinguists of his generation and spending most of his career at Stanford University.

The John Rickford Undergraduate Development Fund was set up with two purposes in mind:

  1. to honor John for his distinguished intellectual achievements and for his unstinting commitment to marginalized communities and the languages that they speak, and
  2. to provide new academic opportunities for undergraduate students in the Linguistics and Language Studies majors whose academic performance is distinguished and who have made contributions to the Department's life and sense of community.

Your support to this fund will help to pay for undergraduate research projects, travel for undergraduates who have been accepted to research conferences, undergraduate linguistics club activities.

Give to the Rickford Fund


Through the UCSC Foundation website.


Send a check made out to "The UCSC Foundation" to:

Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077

Please specify on your check that it is a contribution to the John Rickford Undergraduate Development Fund.

Thank you for supporting the undergraduate students in Linguistics!