Give to Philosophy

It’s an exciting time for the Department of Philosophy. Our faculty are receiving national recognition for the quality of their research and the excellence of their teaching. And our students are taking their place on the national stage – presenting papers at the national conference, receiving prestigious scholarships, and finding new ways to connect their learning with the world around them.

Your generosity makes this vital work possible. Alumni and friends support every aspect of Department life, making it possible for us to deal with present needs, and to plan for the future. Here is how you can help us.

  • build our program,
  • attract and retain outstanding students and faculty,
  • enhance quality teaching and research,
  • fund special projects,
  • bring distinguished speakers to campus.
Give to Philosophy Online 

Andrew Altman Social Justice Scholarship

Supports the mission of the Department by seeking to increase diversity in its MA program. Once endowed, applicants for the Altman Scholarship, who may have interests in any area of philosophy, should demonstrate how their experiences and background will promote diversity in the program.

Sandra L. Dwyer Fund

Supports a scholarship for a graduate student for excellence in teaching, given annually, selected by the faculty on the basis of teaching reviews, student evaluations, student performances, and innovative course design, etc.

Arlene and Alvin Altman Scholarship

Supports a scholarship for an undergraduate major based on academic excellence and economic need. Preference is given to students from segments of American society whose members historically have been denied equal educational opportunity due to prejudice and discrimination.

Ralf F. Munster Fellowship

Supports a scholarship for a graduate student, given annually to a student finishing the first year, selected by the faculty on the basis of academic excellence.

David C. Blumenfeld Philosophy Faculty Support Endowment

Defrays costs incurred by faculty during the course of their departmental duties, when those costs are not covered by the normal departmental budget or other funds.

Philosophy Foundation Fund

Covers departmental expenses not covered by state funds, including student prizes, refreshments after colloquium talks, dinners for visiting departmental guests, and so forth.