The Department of Political Science offers several opportunities for undergraduate students to apply for scholarships. The recipients of these scholarships are selected by a panel of department faculty and offer partial assistance towards the expense of tuition. Each scholarship has its own unique requirements and documents needed to apply. Applications are accepted during the Spring semester each year, and this year the deadline to apply is April 1, 2019


Department of Political Science Scholarships

This scholarship fund was established by the Department of Political Science in memory of Michael Corbett, a faculty member in the department for over 30 years.

Award Amount

varies from $250 to $1,100

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be an undergraduate student majoring in political science
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both their major and overall
  • have taken or be currently enrolled in POLS 210 Political Science Research Methods

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • completed application
  • copy of unofficial transcript
  • letter of recommendation
  • letter explaining their qualifications for the award, as well as their future career plans upon completion of their degree

This scholarship was established in honor of the service, leadership and dedication provided by Dr. Gruenewald

This award is for one semester of tuition for a student serving as an intern.

Award Amount

varies from $500 to $1,100

Criteria

The recipients must:

  • be an undergraduate student major in political science
  • enrolled as an intern
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both their major and overall

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • completed application
  • copy of unofficial transcript
  • letter of recommendation
  • letter describing their goals for the internship, and how it will help them with degree requirements and future career plans

This scholarship was established in honor of Herbert Hamilton, a professor in the Department of Political Science.

Award Amount

varies from $500 to $1,150

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be an undergraduate graduating senior in political science or legal studies
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both their major and overall
  • admitted to law school

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • completed application
  • copy of unofficial transcript
  • letter of recommendation
  • proof of admittance to law school
  • letter explaining their qualifications for the award, as well as their future plans upon entering and completing law school

This scholarship was established by Pat and Leslie Ballard.

Award Amount

varies from $250 to $1,000

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • junior, senior, or graduate student
  • pursuing a major within Political Science with an emphasis on international studies

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • completed application
  • copy of unofficial transcript
  • letter of recommendation
  • letter explaining their qualifications for the award, as well as their future career plans upon completion of their degree

This scholarship was established by the Department of Political Science

Award Amount

varies from $250 to $1,000

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be an outstanding junior or senior undergraduate student
  • majoring in political science or legal studies
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both their major and overall

How to Apply

Applications must include:

  • completed application
  • copy of unofficial transcript
  • letter of recommendation
  • letter explaining their qualifications for the award, as well as their future career plans upon completion of their degree

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