Created in 2001, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) boasts award-winning faculty and students, and is ranked as the 4th best public affairs graduate school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. We seek to recognize our past achievements, but we also look to the challenges of the future. SPIA contributes to a better world through cutting-edge research on domestic and international policy and politics, and through teaching and mentoring the next generation of leaders in public service. Private funding is essential to sustain a high level of educational excellence at SPIA. We ask our proud alumni, donors and friends to contribute to SPIA in support of our outstanding educational and research efforts.

To sustain innovative academic programs for the next generation, SPIA relies heavily on the support of private donors. Your gifts provide direct support for students and faculty, programs and research, and facilities that advance our mission.  Every gift and commitment of support has an immediate and lasting impact! There are a number of ways to make a financial gift to the School.

SUPPORT THE SPIA GENERAL FUND

SPIA General Fund: General gifts make a difference in the student experience offering immediate support for student organizations, student-centered events, and special lectures.
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SUPPORT A DEPARTMENT OR CENTER
  • International Affairs Department Fund
    Benefits the International Affairs Department within the School of Public and International Affairs; includes equipment, graduate student stipends, supplies and books, travel and events.
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  • Political Science Department Fund
    Supports the Political Science Department within the School of Public and International Affairs; includes equipment, graduate school stipends and supplies
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  • Public Administration & Policy Department Fund
    Benefits the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia; includes awards, graduate student stipends and supplies
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  • GLOBIS Fund
    Benefits the activities of The Center for the Study of Global Issues
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  • CITS Fund
    Benefits the Center for International Trade and Security; includes travel, awards, equipment and other expenses
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SUPPORT A SPECIFIC FUND
  • Altria Legislative Internship Fund
    Provides two or more fully-funded internships for SPIA students interning at the Georgia State Capitol
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  • Applied Politics Program Support Fund
    Provides support for the Certificate in Applied Politics and Public Affairs Communications in the Department of Political Science.
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  • Bertsch Directorship of the Center for International Trade and Security
    Supports the director of CITS to further the mission of the Center
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  • Charles S. Bullock III Experiential Learning Fund
    Provides experiential learning support for undergraduate students including internship stipends and study abroad scholarships
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  • Charles S. Bullock III Graduate Scholarship Fund
    Aids in the recruitment of academically superior graduate students to the political science department
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  • Christopher S. Allen Student Award Fund
    Provides awards for outstanding undergraduate students studying European politics in the Department of International Affairs
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  • Clute – Nigro Fund
    Supports graduate research projects in the SPIA; includes travel expenditures and general supply expenses
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  • Earl F. Ziemke Graduate Fellowship Fund
    Provides support for an outstanding graduate student interested in applying history to peace and conflict, national security, or intelligence research
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  • Emerging Leaders Internship Fund
    Provides internship and travel stipends to undergraduate students in the Emerging Leaders Program
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  • Golembiewski Family and Friends Endowment for Research Assistants
    Provides support to graduate research assistants studying public administration and policy
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  • Eugene Miller Memorial Fund
    Provides academic awards for graduate students and guest speakers in the Department of Political Science
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  • Felix A. and Edna H. Nigro Memorial Award
    Supports doctoral students in the Department of Public Administration and Policy by providing stipends for travel to professional conferences
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  • Georgia Legislative Outlook Fund
    The SPIA Alumni Board hosts this annual event to raise funds for a study abroad scholarship and an MPA internship.
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  • Getzen Lecture on Government Accountability Support Fund
    Supports an annual lecture on government accountability hosted by the Department of Public Administration and Policy
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  • Han S. Park Professorship
    Provides funding to endow a professorship to support teaching, scholarly research and activities in international affairs in honor of Dr. Han S. Park.
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  • Human Rights Initiative Support Fund
    Provides support for Globis’ work on human rights including events, projects, and travel
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  • Ione Wells Hanly Endowment Fund
    Benefits international student organizations, such as Model United Nations
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  • James T. “Tommy” Morris, Sr. Award Fund
    Provides an internship stipend to a criminal justice student with financial need
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  • Jerry Griffin Endowment for Public Administration and Policy
    Supports graduate students in the Master of Public Administration program
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  • Jerry Legge Graduate Student Support Fund
    Supports graduate students in the Master of Public Administration program
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  • John Haire Study Abroad Scholarship
    Provides a study abroad scholarship to an undergraduate student with financial need
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  • John Wildman Scholars Program in Middle East Fund
    Supports students with academic and career interests in the Middle East by providing funding for study abroad programs, internships, or externships in the region
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  • J. Thomas Askew Graduate Scholarship Fund
    Provides a scholarship to graduate students studying American Government and/or State and Local Government in the Department of Political Science.
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  • Kenneth M. McCarthy Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund
    Provides scholarship support for students in the Criminal Justice Studies Program
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  • Korean Alumni Graduate Student Support Fund
    Supports the professional development of graduate students in the Department of Public Administration and Policy
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  • Master of Public Administration (MPA) Graduate Student Fund
    Provides support to graduate students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration program
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  • Morris E. and Francis Williams Minority Student Assistance Fund
    Supports under-represented students in the Master of Public Administration program
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  • Parthemos Memorial Lecture Support Fund
    Funds the annual Parthemos Memorial Lecture hosted by the Department of Political Science
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  • Peter Mekis Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Provides scholarship support to a student studying political philosophy in the Department of Political Science
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  • Public Administration and Policy Doctoral Student Support Fund
    Supports doctoral students in the Department of Public Administration and Policy
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  • Reed Graduate Fellowship Fund in Political Science
    Supports graduate students studying in the Department of Political Science
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  • Rusk Scholarship/Assistantship in International Relations
    Provides support to a student studying international politics, East-West trade, and US relations with Russia
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  • Senator Sam Nunn Security Leadership Fund
    Provides assistance to students participating in the Center for International Trade and Security’s Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program
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  • Sherry Lyons-Williams Scholarship in Criminal Justice
    Supports students in the Criminal Justice Studies program with preference given to disadvantage students
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  • Shelton Faculty and Student Support in Public Finance
    Provides support to faculty who specialize in public budgeting and fiance as well as graduate assistants
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  • Shelton Student Support Fund
    Supports master’s and doctoral students in the Department of Public Administration and Policy
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  • SPIA Alumni in Support of Excellence Fund
    Supports the initiatives of the SPIA Alumni Board which include undergraduate study abroad scholarships, internship stipends for students in the Master of Public Administration program, and the Certificate of Applied Politics program
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  • SPIA Alumni Board Study Abroad Scholarship
    Endowed fund to support a study abroad scholarship for a SPIA undergraduate student
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  • SPIA Faculty Support Fund
    Provides support to recruit and retain outstanding faculty members
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  • SPIA General Student Organization Support Fund
    Supports SPIA’s student organizations including Mock Trial, Moot Court, SPIA Student Union, and Model UN
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  • SPIA Graduate Student Support Fund
    Provides general support of graduate students in SPIA
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  • SPIA Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
    Provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in School of Public and International Affairs for participation in a study abroad program within the School.
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  • SPIA Survey Research Center Support Fund
    Supports the activities of the SPIA Polling Center
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  • Susette M. Talarico Fund
    Supports students and faculty studying Criminal Justice and Political Science within SPIA and the Franklin College; funds the Susette M. Talarico Teaching Award.
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  • Terry A. and Margaret P. Mathews Study Abroad Scholarship
    Provides a study abroad scholarship for an undergraduate student with financial need
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  • Thomas P. and M. Jean Lauth Graduate Fellowship Fund
    Provides private support to enhance a state-funded graduate assistantship in the School of Public and International Affairs.
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  • Will Bush Student Professional Development
    Supports professional development activities for students in the Criminal Justice Studies Program
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  • Willson Endowment for International Relations
    Provides support to the faculty and students in the Center for International Trade and Security
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  • W. Tapley Bennett, Jr. Scholarship
    Provides a needs-based graduate scholarship for a student in the Department of International Aaffairs
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  • Zell Miller Scholarship for Public Leadership
    Supports graduate students in SPIA who are interested in pursuing careers in public leadership
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