Chapman University’s Wilkinson College is excited to announce that the Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation has recently donated $100,000 to fund five $20,000 student scholarships for the MA Program in War and Society.

The master of arts program falls under the newly created Center for the Study of War and Society at Chapman. Professor Jennifer Keene, Professor and Chair of the History Department, highlighted the importance of these scholarships. “These fellowships will help us attract top students from across the nation who are ready to lead in their chosen fields once they leave our program.”

Mark Chapin Johnson has been a longtime advocate for and supporter of Chapman University. He spent several decades as an entrepreneur starting and building national businesses prior to becoming a Chapman University Trustee and Professor. He is also the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation, a public benefit foundation active in various philanthropic activities.

“Mark’s commitment to the success of the War and Society program is nothing short of inspiring. His guidance and mentorship have been instrumental to how far we’ve progressed in such a short amount of time. This scholarship is yet another illustration of Mark’s generosity and his leadership in building what is fast becoming a nationally renowned program,” said Gregory Daddis, director of the MA Program in War and Society.

Prospective students interested in learning more about this scholarship can email Allison Devries or call her at (714) 997-6752.