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Help Support PPPA!

The School of Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs is committed to excellence in education. We have several endowed scholarship accounts as well as an Excellence Fund that supports visiting speakers, travel and scholarship opportunities for students, provides funding for student research opportunities, and other activities that help to enrich the educational experience overall. Gifts of any size help to support our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students and the department as a whole.

Thank you!

Your generous gifts make it possible for us to continue funding scholarships for deserving undergraduate and graduate students, attracting and retaining top faculty, building world-class facilities and labs, and enabling our cutting-edge research and educational programs to flourish.

Gifts of all sizes play a critical role in sustaining excellence in higher education.

Your support enables us to continue innovating, advancing student and faculty research and scholarship, and providing top-quality programs that prepare students for lifelong learning and success in our complex world.

You can direct your gift to support any number of existing funds or contact us to discuss new opportunities or areas of support.

Below are the funds that offer the most immediate impact to our students & faculty:

School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs Excellence Fund


Political Science Development Fund


Mildred Sherrod Bissinger Philosophy Excellence Endowment


If you are looking for additional ways to support, following are some other established funds that are available:


Mock Trial Team Fund

Supports travel to scrimmages and regional competition for our mock trial team

Carol L. Arends Scholarship in Political Science

Supports scholarships for students in political science.

Harry and Lorinda Silverstein Philosophy Fund


Paul L. Beckett Graduate Fellowship in Public Administration

Supports fellowships to graduate students to assist with tuition, fees, research costs, etc.

H. Paul Castleberry Graduate Fellowship in International Relations

Supports graduate students whose scholarly focus is on cultural diversity.

Charles H. Sheldon Endowed Graduate Fellowship

Provides support to graduate students who have demonstrated financial need.

C. Alan Sumption Scholarship in Legal Studies


Lovrich Graduate Fellowship

Provides support to graduate students who are working in the public administration/policy area.

William F. and Martha A. Mullen Endowment

Supports scholarships to students who have an academic emphasis on U.S. government and politics.
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More ways to support WSU and the School of Politics, Philosophy & Public Affairs

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  • Creating an endowment
  • Matching gifts by employers

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College of Arts and Sciences
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