Private gifts are increasingly important to maintain a quality program in Political
Science. Support from alumni, family and friends will make a difference in academic
opportunities we can offer to our students and faculty. Our funding needs include
Political Science Enrichment Fund
We will use these funds to provide additional opportunities for our students, such
as research travel funds and additional undergraduate and graduate scholarship support.
These funds will also help us attract and retain high-caliber faculty members through
such things as supplementing research travel or the purchase of specialized data sets
or computer software.
Gary Carman Memorial Fund
The Gary Carman Merit Award was established to honor the memory of Gary Carman. Gary
placed great importance upon serving the department and the university, and was widely
known for his friendliness and his willingness to help wherever and whenever needed.
He viewed students, faculty and staff as part of his extended family. In 2007, he
passed away after an intense struggle with cancer and the department decided to pay
tribute to him by creating an award that recognizes a student, who demonstrates a
strong commitment to excellence in service to the Department of Political Science
and The University of Memphis. The long-term goal of the department is to endow this
Mock Trial Team Fund
We will use these funds to provide travel support for our Mock Trial Team to compete
in national tournaments. Members of our Mock Trial Team have gained invaluable experience
by competing against strong national competition and participation of our students
in this program will help prepare them for careers in the field of law.
How to Support Us
To donate to our Funds, please follow these instructions:
- Click on the 'MAKE A GIFT' link provided below.
- Choose "College/School/Department/Other"
- Find "Scholarship" at the bottom of the list and type either "Political Science Enrichment
Fund," "Gary Carman Memorial Fund," or "Mock Trial Team Fund" into the box next to
- Tab over to designate your gift amount
- Proceed as directed to complete your donation.