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Political Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Political Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

The Bernard Kronick Research and Writing Awards

An award is given in each subfield of political science for the best paper, selected by the faculty teaching in that field. Winners will have their names engraved on the Kronick plaque on the second floor of the Arts & Sciences Building.

The Amos Dana Award for Distinction in Public Service

For Political Science students who have excellent performance and personal growth through hands-on public sector experience, potential for success in a career or studies in the public sector, and/or an outstanding research project related to a public sector project.

Clara Colt Endowment

Recipients of this scholarship are to be selected by the department of History/Political Science.

Floyd and Florence E. Turner Memorial Scholarship

Student must be a full-time student, sophomore or higher at the time of application. Must take a minimum of four classes in Political Science in the current year and planning to attend Graduate School.

John Gaus Award and Lectureship

The John Gaus Award and Lectureship honors the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, recognizes and encourages scholarship in public administration.

Gladys M. Kammerer Award

The Gladys M. Kammerer prize is awarded annually for the best political science publication in the field of U.S. national policy. It carries a prize of $1000.

WOMEN AND POLITICS Best Dissertation Award

For the best dissertation on women and politics completed and accepted. To be eligible, a dissertation must be completed and successfully defended in the previous calendar year. Please send a copy of the dissertation to each committee member, along with a letter of recommendation by the Chair of the Dissertation Committee.

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The goal of the fellowship program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The program develops a source of trained men and women who will represent the skill needs of the Department and who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. Fellowships: The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study.

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds, who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship

Purpose: The James Madison Fellowship Program supports future secondary school teachers of American history, American government, or social studies for master's-level study of the roots, framing, principles, and development of the U.S. Constitution. Programs Funded: Information on this page pertains to the Junior Fellowships for outstanding college seniors and college graduates without teaching experience. The Fellowship awards up to $24,000 for tuition, fees, books, and living expenses, prorated over the course of graduate study. Fellows may attend any accredited U.S. university that offers the M.A. in American history or political science, M.A.T. in history or social studies, or a related master's degree in education that permits a concentration in U.S. history, government, social studies, or political science. The program must offer courses, graduate seminars, or opportunities for independent study in specified topics directly related to the framing and history of the U.S. Constitution. Doctoral-level study, law degrees, teaching certificates, and study for a master's degree in public affairs or public administration are not eligible. Eligibility: Candidates must be seniors or recent graduates who are U.S. citizens or nationals with demonstrated records of commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities. They must intend to become secondary American history or social studies teachers. Receipt of the Fellowship confers the obligation to teach American history, government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study funded by the Fellowship. Selection Criteria: Applicants must demonstrate commitment to a career in secondary teaching emphasizing constitutional studies, devotion to civic responsibility, and potential for outstanding classroom teaching. Application Process: Interested students should send for or download an application well in advance of the set deadline date for receipt of applications and all supporting documents. The application requires an essay on the importance of the Constitution and evaluations attesting to the applicant's academic achievements and potential as a teacher.

Douglas McIntyre Political Science Scholarship

College of Social Sciences - Political Science The Douglas McIntyre Scholarship is to include an annual $250 award to the outstanding student in the Master of Public Administration program (as selected by the MPA faculty) with the balance awarded to an undergraduate political science major with a commitment to public service (as selected by the Political Science Department scholarship committee).

Dr. Burton R. Brazil Scholarship Fund

College of Social Sciences - Political Science Applicants must be full time students, either graduate or undergraduate, majoring in political science, with a strong academic record and a commitment to a career in public service, including teaching. Applicants must submit a short statement on their career goals and how the scholarship will assist them in their studies.

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