Why Give

Student Support

Students who answer the call to public service cannot expect the same level of financial compensation as those who enter the private sector. President Bush established the philosophy that students of the Bush School should graduate with little or no additional student debt so they have the financial ability to pursue careers in public service. It is our goal to provide every Bush School student with a fellowship to help offset the cost of attendance.

The total cost of attendance for Bush School students is approximately $26,000 per year, and our average fellowship currently provides approximately $5,000 in annual support.

The Bush School is seeking funds to expand endowed fellowships in ways that will enable us to recruit the best and brightest students who are capable of meeting the urgent needs of society through public service.

Faculty Support

The hallmark of a great academic institution is its distinguished faculty. The Bush School competes with the most prestigious schools of public and international affairs for its fine scholars and practitioner teachers. As the Bush School grows, we face the compelling need to provide faculty support for a larger cadre of scholars. We are committed to continually increasing the quality of our school, and this can only be achieved by attracting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty.

Program Support

The Bush School’s philosophy is based on the belief of its founder, President George H.W. Bush, that public service is a noble calling. This belief shapes all aspects of our curriculum, research and programmatic offerings. In addition to the Master of Public Service and Administration degree and the Master of International Affairs degree, the Bush School also houses three research institutes, a popular graduate certificate program and an expanding universe of internationally recognized programs. Many of our departments, degree tracks and programs are available for endowment and naming.

Facility Support

To accommodate our growth and continue to attract the best and brightest students and faculty, construction and maintenance of our facilities is critical. Several naming opportunities exist in and around our current facility, and plans are being made to expand into additional space in the near future.

Development Publications
2016 Spring Donor Gala Booklet