• JMU Giving Day 2022

JMU Giving Day 2022

In this year's #JMUGivingDay is on Tuesday February 22, 2022.  In prior Giving Days, our department’s employees, students, and alumni gave our department one of the highest participation rates at JMU. It would be great to extend that momentum this year. Gifts of any size help our department and we can win challenge gifts for high levels of participation by first-time donors. 

This year, the Department of Political Science is encouraging its donors to give to the JMU Washington Semester Program FUND via the Giving Day website link below OR to make a donation by phone to either the Political Science Deparmtent FUND or the European Union Policy Studies FUND


Go to https://bit.ly/Wsem2022 to give to the Washington Semester need-based scholarship fund. You can then provide quickly the other information regarding your online donation.

Gifts to the WASHINGTON SEMESTER FUND help students meet the cost of interning & studying in DC

Gifts to the JMU Washington Semester Program Fund will support the Washington Semester scholarship program that provides need-based assistance to at least one student per semester. Washington Semester students pursue a full-time internship while completing upper-level coursework. Because participants intern full time for the entire semester, they are in a good position to get the most out of their internship experience. Yet because of the significantly higher costs in terms of housing, transportation and meals, Washington Semester participants spend an estimated $4,500 more than they would during a normal semester. Click to read about the impact these scholarships have had on students.

Gifts can also be made by phone to support the department's undergraduate programs & the MPA program (via the POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FUND) or to support the European Union Policy Studies graduate program (via the EU POLICY STUDIES FUND)

Beyond the online Giving Day challenge this year for the Washington Semester program, people can also support the department's programs and have gifts count toward JMU Giving Day by donating by phone (which takes about 2 minutes).

  • THE POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FUND -- Gifts made to the department’s account support student enrichment activities such as the Moot Court team, study-abroad experiences, transfer-student scholarships, and professional conference presentations by our MPA students.
    • Make a phone call to (855) 568-4483 and ask to donate to the POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT FUND.

  • THE EUROPEAN UNION POLICY STUDIES FUND -- Gifts made to this graduate program support interactions with European Union and trans-Atlantic affairs specialists during this distinctive one-year graduate program in Florence, Italy.
    • Make a phone call to (855) 568-4483 and ask to donate to the EU POLICY STUDIES FUND.

In addition to making a donation, you can support our online campaign by following the Political Science Alumni Board (FacebookInstagram, and Twitter), liking/sharing/retweeting/reposting our content, and inviting other Dukes to do the same.

Share your giving story with your network to promote the Washington Semester program, our Department, and our EUPS program (be sure to use #JMUGivingDay #WhyJMUinDC and #paintDCpurple).

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