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Doc Farber

The Farber Fund was started on May 8, 1976, upon the retirement of Dr. William O. (Doc) Farber. Dr. Farber had been associated with USD since the fall of 1935 and had served as chairman of the Department of Government (later Political Science) for 38 years.

Now totaling approximately $4.5 million, the Farber Fund provides more than $170,000 each year for Political Science, Criminal Justice and International Studies majors to attend conferences, participate in study tours, complete internships, travel abroad and conduct research. We know of no other university in the nation with this amount of money available in a single department for students. 


Find information on Applying for Farber Funding. The Farber Fund is possible through the generous support of alumni.

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ContactUs  Farber Fund Director
William D. Richardson
(605) 677-5702