Make a Contribution

The Department of Government, Public Service, and International Studies encourages alumni and other prospective donors to consider contributing to one or more of the funds and scholarships listed below which provide needed financial support for the department’s students and programs.


Department of Government, Public Service, and International Studies FundThis fund broadly supports the department’s academic programs (political science, public administration, and international studies), faculty, and students.

Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) – This fund provides small grants to students in the department who are participating in experiential learning activities, including professional internships, service-learning, independent research, academic conferences & seminars, and study abroad.  Click here for more information.

Simms McClintock Fund – This fund, which was established in honor of the founder of the Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) program, supports the ongoing AMUN program and the UCA students who participate in Model United Nations activities at UCA.  Professor Simms McClintock, a former faculty member in the Department of Political Science, coordinated the AMUN program from 1966 to 1996, including organizing the annual AMUN Conference for thousands of high school students at UCA during this period.

Mayor Tab Townsell Scholarship for Public ServiceThis fund, which was established in honor of former Conway Mayor Tab Townsell, provides scholarships for UCA students majoring in political science or public administration.  Tab Townsell with a bachelor of science (BS) degree in political science from UCA in 1984 and a masters in business administration (MBA) degree from Texas Christian University in 1986.  Tab Townsell served as mayor of Conway from 1999 to 2016.