Wilkinson College’s War and Society MA program is excited to announce five new $5,000 graduate tuition scholarships. The scholarships are named in honor of former U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis, a retired United States Marine Corps general.

The Mark Chapin Johnson Foundation established the scholarships after seeing merit in what the War and Society program offers. The foundation supports the program’s goals, through scholarships for students, of asking hard questions about U.S. foreign policy and the costs and benefits of using military force overseas.

“These scholarships matter because with our world in an era of ‘persistent conflict,’ Chapman University’s graduate program in War and Society matters,” said Professor Gregory Daddis, director of the MA in War and Society program. “We need new voices across the nation who understand war’s consequences and how they can help mitigate the costs of war in the modern era.”

This gift goes a long way toward helping the program and the university build a community of diverse scholars committed to working through and understanding the social, cultural, and political consequences of war. These scholarships aim to help bring nationally competitive students who want to immerse themselves the long-term national and global implications of war. 

“Mr. Johnson’s gift is invaluable in assisting with our vision for making Chapman a nationally-recognized institution in a field of study with global impact,” added Daddis.

If you are interested in learning more about this scholarship, please email David Krausman. The deadline for this scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year is February 1, 2021.