The UCF School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs strives to provide excellence in teaching at all levels of higher education to prepare a diverse student body for career and life success as engaged citizens; to achieve national and international prominence for excellence in research and graduate education; and to contribute to the university, community, and profession through service and partnerships and through its affiliated Centers, Institutes and Programs.

All of this is made possible by the generosity of our donors.  With your gifts, our student experience is enhanced through scholarship support, study abroad opportunities, paid internships and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities.

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Capital Building

SPSIA General Fund

Giving to the General SPSIA Fund is a great way to target your gift to the School. Needs change over time but could include anything from recruiting outstanding new faculty members to creating new opportunities such as study abroad programs or awards for students and research support for faculty and students. Your gift to the General SPSIA Fund allows the School to address its most pressing needs.

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Scholarship Funds

Our scholarship funds support our students directly and allow them to focus on their studies or recognize outstanding student accomplishments. Some funds have been established to honor current or former faculty members, while other faculty members have established funds in their name to support current students. Our scholarship funds include:

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  • Bledsoe-Young Award
  • Dwight C. Kiel Endowed Scholarship
  • The Laassel Family Political Science Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Pollock-Ellsworth Endowed Award
  • Dr. Roger Handberg Endowed Scholarship
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Once a Knight, always a Knight

Supporting UCF is a big part of what it means to be an AlumKnight!

More than 100,000 UCF alumni live and work in the Central Florida region, but it isn’t the only place we’re represented. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, boosting UCF’s reputation nationwide. Every gift (big or small) to UCF counts.

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Keeping in touch has rewards

The UCF Alumni Association is a vast network of working professionals. Together, we engage in community service, offer scholarships, and provide discounts on services, tickets to games and cultural events. Visit the UCF Alumni Association Web site to start making alumni resources your own.