Undergraduate Giving Opportunities

Graduate Student Giving Opportunities

Student Experience Support

Faculty Support

Operational Support

The Government and Politics Fund, which provides operational support to the Department of Government and Politics. Give to the Government and Politics Fund.

The Government and Politics Alumni Board Student Worker Gift Fund, which provides a stipend for an undergraduate student to assist the Board. Give to the Government and Politics Alumni Board Student Worker Gift Fund.

The Government and Politics Graduate Program Support Fund, which provides scholarships for graduate students in the department who demonstrate great potential. Give to the Government and Politics Graduate Program Support Fund.

The Government and Politics Undergraduate Program Support Fund, which provides scholarships for undergraduate students in the department who demonstrate great potential. Give to the Government and Politics Undergraduate Program Support Fund.

The Center for American Politics and Citizenship (CAPC) Fund, which supports the operations and advancement of the Center. Give to the CAPC Operating Fund.

The Maryland Mock Trial Gift Fund, which supports the students and activities of the Maryland Mock Trial team. Give to the Maryland Mock Trial Gift Fund.

The Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy Fund, which was established to support a professorship in the department to promote research, writing and teaching on innovative political-economy strategies. Give to the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy Fund.

The Roger H. Davidson Award in American Politics Fund, which provides annual award for the graduate student who writes the best paper in the field of American Politics. Give to the Roger H. Davidson Award in American Politics Fund.

The Conley H. Dillon Memorial Award Fund, which provides an annual award for a deserving doctoral student in the department. Preference is given to doctoral students conducting research in intergovernmental relations, American government, public administration or American public policy. Give to the Conley H. Dillon Memorial Award Fund.

The Dr. Brian M. Gardner Memorial Fund, which provides an annual award to an undergraduate student in the department who demonstrates a commitment to a public service career in local or state government. Give to the Dr. Brian M. Gardner Memorial Fund.

The Greenstein Family Scholarship Fund, which provides an award to a freshman student who has applied as a government and politics major, is not a resident of the state of Maryland and who has exhibited financial need. Give to the Greenstein Family Scholarship Fund.

The Dr. Horace V. and Wilma E. Harrison Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Politics Fund, which supports a Distinguished Professorship within the department. Give to the Dr. Horace V. and Wilma E. Harrison Distinguished Professorship in Environmental Politics Fund.

The Paul S. and Lisa M. Mandell Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides a two-year scholarship for the highest achieving undergraduate sophomore majoring in government and politics. The scholarship is awarded during the student’s junior and senior years. Give to the Paul S. and Lisa M. Mandell Endowed Scholarship Fund.

The Wayne V. McIntosh Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Government and Politics Fund, which provides annual support to a government and politics major with an outstanding academic record and who has demonstrated financial need. Give to the Wayne V. McIntosh Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Government and Politics Fund.

The Don C. Piper Fund, which provides an annual award to a graduate student in the department for the best conference paper or journal article. Give to the Don C. Piper Fund.

The Elmer Plischke Annual Faculty Research Award in Political Science Fund, which recognizes an outstanding book, monograph or article in a professional journal produced by a faculty member in the department. Give to the Elmer Plischke Annual Faculty Research Award in Political Science Fund.

The Joe A. Oppenheimer Scholarship Fund, which provides an annual scholarship award for an undergraduate student who has demonstrated academic merit and financial need, and who has an expressed an appreciation for scientific methods and their applicability to the social sciences. The recipient is a GVPT major who has plans to teach or pursue a career in public service. Give to the Joe A. Oppenheimer Scholarship Fund.

The Press Ahead et al Scholarship Fund, which provides undergraduate assistance for single parents in the department. Recipients must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate financial need. Give to the Press Ahead et al Scholarship Fund.

The Bruce Russett Award Fund, which is awarded annually to the student in the department who writes the best scholarly article, as determined by the editor of The Journal of Conflict Resolution. Give to the Bruce Russett Award Fund.

The Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development Fund supports the Sadat endowed chair and research program through the Center for International Development and Conflict Management, which is housed in the department. The chair’s incumbent develops and coordinates programs to conduct research, teach students and provide recommendations on matters of peaceful development in the Middle East and other key regions of the world. Give to the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development Fund.

The Sadat Art for Peace Program Fund, which was created to enhance the Sadat Lecture for Peace and support the Sadat Art for Peace Program. Give to the Sadat Art for Peace Program Fund.

The Jean Elizabeth Spencer Fund, which provides an annual award to an outstanding female graduate student in the department who demonstrates the potential to make a professional contribution in the areas of state and/or local government or American politics. Give to the Jean Elizabeth Spencer Fund.

The Kenneth G. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Government and Politics Fund, which provides support for junior and senior students in the department. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and qualifications, financial need, demonstrated leadership and community skills, and commitment to the field of government and politics, with preference given to residents of Prince Georges County, Maryland. Give to the Kenneth G. Vaughn Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Government and Politics Fund.

The Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Memorial Fund, which provides annual scholarships and fellowships for student leaders who are involved with the Center for American Politics and Citizenship. Give to the Rosalie Reilly Gubernatorial Memorial Fund.