Associate professor’s podcast inspires philosophy gift

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Passionate philanthropists David Seiver (UH ’95, UH M.S. ’97) and Helena Seiver (UH M.S. ’00, M.B.A. ’00) have funded scholarships for more than a decade. Their latest gift was inspired by a University of Houston (UH) associate professor with a podcast.

Once fully funded, the David and Helena Seiver Very Bad Wizards Scholarship Endowment in Philosophy will award scholarships to admitted or current graduate students majoring in Philosophy in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. “Education is important and at the same time, financially challenging for many students. We are happy to do this for the students,” said David.

Consistently ranked nationally as a top terminal M.A. program by the Philosophical Gourmet Report, the endowment will help fuel recruiting and retention efforts for the Department. “We are very excited by this generous gift to our nationally recognized graduate program; this kind of support makes a big difference to the lives of our students,” said Dr. David Phillips, professor and chair of the UH Department of Philosophy.

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Awesome stuff. Thank you both for your generosity!


Liberal Arts scholarships are of the utmost importance for quality of life after graduation; most jobs you can land with these degrees are relatively low-paying and being saddled with student loan debt makes it rough.