Department of Philosophy


The Department of Philosophy offers a variety of courses in traditional areas of philosophical study, including ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, and the history of philosophy. Through a collaborative study of these topics, our faculty helps students develop skills that we value as a department, such as active reading, critical thinking, analytic writing, and effective speaking.



Your gift this year will be matched 1-to-1, doubling our capability to fund scholarships for students majoring in philosophy. Because of donors like you, the Department of Philosophy is able to award the following three scholarships each year to outstanding philosophy majors:

  • Downing-Montague Scholarship for Philosophy and Healthcare and Technology ($1,500)
  • Paul J. and Rebecca Ann Olscamp Philosophy Scholarship ($1,000)
  • Philosophy Tuition Waiver Scholarship ($1,800)

Since the Philosophy Tuition Waiver Scholarship ($1,800) may be awarded to multiple outstanding students, your generous 1-to-1 matched gift extends the award amount to help us reach more of our great philosophy students, truly making this gift one that keeps on giving!

Thank You For Considering Supporting Philosophy Students! 


New Grad Challenge!
Thank you! Generous gifts from new grads have unlocked an additional $3,000 in funds!
$3,000 MATCHED
Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 WWU Volleyball 132
2 $1,000 Ice Hockey 127
3 $1,000 Accounting Department 106
4 $1,000 Men's Rowing 102
5 $1,000 Marketing Program 93
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