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At the College of Liberal Arts, we are educating a generation of leaders. Our emphasis on critical thinking and research prepares students for careers — and lives — that will require them to solve problems thoughtfully and communicate effectively.

Faculty members throughout the college have worked to create opportunities for our students to learn inside the classroom and beyond. Through seminar programs and internships, CLA students have a variety of options when it comes to building vital real-world experience. Our faculty members also continue to build on their own outstanding research, improving our campus and our city.

To fulfill our mission, we rely on the annual support of alumni and friends. Your gift — no matter the amount — can make a big difference at CLA.

Your gift can benefit a variety of areas at the college. Please consider supporting one of the following areas of particular need this year.

  • The College of Liberal Arts Annual Fund supports CLA’s greatest needs throughout the academic year.
  • The College of Liberal Arts Facility Improvement Fund supports building and infrastructure improvements at the college.
  • The College of Liberal Arts Faculty Support Fund provides funding for faculty research and participation in academic conferences and forums.
  • The College of Liberal Arts Graduate Fund for Excellence directly supports the college’s graduate students.
  • The College of Liberal Arts Student Assistance Fund offers support to students at the college who are at risk of discontinuing their education due to financial duress.
  • The College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad Fund directly supports students who might otherwise not have the opportunity to study outside of the United States.

New Fund to Support CLA’s Veterans

The Dr. Alfred M. Sellers Veterans Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. Alfred Sellers, a decorated Army Veteran of WWII and the Battle of the Bulge, whose studies at Temple were disrupted by the war. Dr. Sellers served with a combat engineering unit before becoming a medical corpsman in the Army’s 4th Armored Division where he eventually earned a bronze star for valor. A practicing physician for 55 years, Temple formally awarded Dr. Sellers his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012. The scholarship is awarded to support veterans who are returning to the College of Liberal Arts to pursue their undergraduate degrees.

To support this fund and to learn more about Dr. Sellers’ extraordinary life and his belated graduation ceremony, click here.

New Scholarship to Support Graduate Students

The College of Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the establishment of the Stephen Couvillion Scholarship. Founded by his friends and family, the scholarship honors Stephen’s memory and his passion for humanity. The scholarship will be awarded annually to outstanding students entering the graduate program in African American Studies. Preference will be given to those students who are returning to graduate study after an absence of at least five years.

New Fund to Support CLA Students

The College of Liberal Arts 57 Cent Fund honors the legacy of Temple University founder Russell Conwell and the dedication to education of one of his most determined students. In his moving sermon, “The History of Fifty-Seven Cents,”  Conwell memorialized Hattie May Wiatt, a child whose dying contribution of 57 cents toward the building of a new Sunday school inspired thousands of dollars in subsequent donations and led to the eventual construction of the Baptist Temple. Our 57 Cent Fund carries on in the tradition of helping students maintain critical access to education. The fund directly supports students facing unforeseen and catastrophic life events.

To support this fund, click here. Select “College of Liberal Arts” from the first drop-down menu and enter “57 Cent Fund” in the “other” field.