Alumni Center

Giving Opportunities

Thank you for considering a gift that will help educate the next generation of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students.  You may make your contribution in many ways: see for more details.
Be sure to indicate special instructions for directing your gift. Our sincere gratitude and many thanks for supporting our students!


Dr. Ray Anderson Scholarship is awarded to a student majoring or minoring in political science. Student must have completed at least six semester hours in political science, must be active in partisan or nonpartisan politics at the national, state or local level or in student government. Preference given to students who are or have been involved in environmental politics.

Robert L. Berg Scholarship is awarded to a student in political science who has completed at least 60 credits with 8 credits in political science, has demonstrated leadership ability, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Richard J. and Maurine K. Brynildsen Scholarshipis awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior student with a Political Science major. The student must have an interest in international affairs and be in good academic standing.

Denis P. Hickey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior in the upper 1/3 of the class who shows evidence of leadership capabilities through active participation in school, church, or community activities, and is making satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree as determined by the academic advisor. The scholarship will be renewed for a second year if eligibility continues.

Dominic Svec Family Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in political science. Preference will be given to a student from the Ellsworth area. Preference will be given to a student who may have given serious consideration to working for the federal or state government in some capacity.

Kenneth S. White Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore or junior political science major pursuing pre-law curriculum. After these curriculum are met, the applicant with the highest GPA should be selected.

Charles and Patricia White Scholarship is awarded to students in good standing in the College of Arts and Sciences who are pursuing the Pre-Law curriculum

Lew Garrison Coit Scholarship is awarded to students who have an outstanding academic record, preferably in government or economic-related courses, and have demonstrated leadership ability and satisfactory deportment


Political Science Department Foundation. Contributions to this account may be used to help fund events, correspondence and activities for political science students and alumni. 


The Foundation (Alumni) Office accepts gifts by Check, Visa, Master Card, Securities or Bequests. For more information visit

ONLINE giving: Please specify a scholarship or fund name (from the list above) under "I would like to support" at

If you have questions or would like additional information on giving opportunities to support UW-River Falls, please contact Dan McGinty at, Toll Free 877-258-6647, 715-425-3505 or UW-River Falls Foundation, 410 South Third Street, River Falls, WI 54022.

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