The Department of Educational Psychology is actively seeking philanthropic support in a wide range of areas. Private gifts provide scholarships that enable us to attract the best and brightest graduate students and provide support for new initiatives in our department. We deeply appreciate the support we receive from loyal alumni and friends. Sending a contribution, whatever its size, is a great way to show your pride. Every gift makes a difference!


Through the generosity of private gifts, the department is able to award multiple graduate scholarships. Each reflects the particular interests of its donor.


Named endowed funds, endowed scholarships, and our ultimate goal of endowed professorships are central to our fundraising efforts. Endowments can provide guaranteed funds to support scholarships, research, and instructional activities. If you have an interest in a named fund, please contact the UW Foundation using the information below.



Incorporate a planned gift to the Department into your will. We suggest the following language:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the University of Wisconsin Foundation, a nonprofit, non-stock Wisconsin corporation with its principal office in Madison, Wisconsin, _____ percent (%) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate (or, alternately, the sum of $___________), to be used in the Educational Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For additional information on how to give, please contact School of Education Development Director Betsy Burns at 608-712-9376 or email