The Criminal Justice Studies Program continues to provide an excellent education to our over 200 current majors.  We are most grateful for gifts from alumni and friends whose contributions allow the Program to thrive in these difficult economic times.  Your gifts can enhance several worthwhile funds that have been established to benefit criminal justice majors.  There are two scholarships available to criminal justice majors, the Sherry Lyons-Williams Scholarship and the Kenneth McCarthy Scholarship.  In addition, the William Bush Fund was established in memory of one of our alumni. The Bush fund provides opportunities for professional development and allows us to bring in criminal justice speakers.  Also, a recently endowed fund is the Tommy Morris Fund whose purpose is to aid students during the internship semester, during which they cannot be employed.  There is also a fund in honor of our long-time Director, the late Professor Susette Talarico.  Monies donated to Dr. Talarico’s fund help to defray costs associated with the annual lecture in her memory.  Finally, the Criminal Justice Discretionary Fund allows us to provide opportunities not specifically stated in the above mentioned funds.  All contributions are very much appreciated.  

Checks made payable to the UGA Foundation may be mailed to the Criminal Justice Studies Program:

Criminal Justice Studies Program
221 Baldwin Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

or to:

Director of Development
School of Public and International Affairs
Candler Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

or to:

The University of Georgia Foundation
394 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, GA 30605

William Bush Student Professional Development Fund

The Will Bush Fund was established to honor William Christopher Bush III who died on August 7, 2001.  Prior to his death at age 21, Will was a student at UGA where he enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 1997.  A native of Warner Robbins, Will was an enthusiastic criminal justice major and a fervent Bulldog.  Suffering from cancer for his entire academic career, Will was an active student when he was enrolled at UGA and even when illness forced him to return home prior to his death.  Will was an incredible young man – bright, enthusiastic and witty.  He fought cancer with a courage beyond his years and was an inspiration to both UGA faculty and students.  After his death, Will’s family asked that donations be made to UGA and in particular to help support student professional development, something that Will specified before he died.   Will was awarded a posthumous AB degree in Criminal Justice.  In July 2003 a fund was established in his name through the Criminal Justice Studies Program and the University of Georgia Foundation to enhance the professional development of our cj students.  With monies from the Will Bush fund, we have sponsored speakers and seminars.   Donations may be made in memory of Will Bush. Checks should be clearly marked as "For the William Bush Fund" and made payable to the University of Georgia Foundation.

Susette M. Talarico Fund

Susette Talarico was  the longest serving Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Program and a driving force in its rise to become a highly regarded interdisciplinary undergraduate program here at UGA. Checks should be clearly marked as "For the Susette M. Talarico Fund" and made payable to the University of Georgia Foundation.


Criminal Justice Studies Discretionary Fund

Donations to this fund are used to help underwrite activities that can not be supported by allocated student fees or appropriated funds. The discrectionary fund helps subsidize and minimize the cost to students of the annual graduation banquet and provides support for  the Federal Employment workshop and as well as the alumni luncheon and other such events.