Scholarships in Political Science, General

Bo & Gloria Ginn Scholarship

Award: $1,200, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be an incoming freshman student with a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 1200 (minimum composite ACT score of 27) and majoring in Political Science.

Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Award: $30,000, Deadline: January 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a Ph.D. from a U.S. or Canadian institution.

Fund for American Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 15 (summer); July 31 (fall); November 15 (spring)

Applicant must plan to attend one of three seven-week summer institutes or 16-week semester institute.

Frank Educational Fund

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 1 (fall); October 1 (spring)

Applicant must submit description of project (related to field of study), writing sample, transcripts, and list of courses planned to be completed.

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley College who plans further study. Preference is given to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

Fellowship on Women and Public Policy

Award: $9,000, Deadline: September 1

Applicant must be enrolled at a college or university in New York state, have completed at least 12 hours of graduate work, and demonstrate interest in improving the status of women through studies, research, employment, or volunteer work. Fellowship includes work at the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society and at either the New York state legislature, a state agency, or a statewide advocacy organization in Albany, N.Y.

Department of National Defense Security and Defense Forum (The Forum)/Ph.D. Scholarship

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and hold a master's degree prior to award. Preference given to applicants at the dissertation stage, when course work is completed. Knowledge of both official languages required.

Department of National Defense Security and Defense Forum (The Forum)/M.A. Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident and hold an honors bachelor's degree or equivalent prior to award. Knowledge of both official languages required.

Charles L. Hebner Memorial Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 12

Applicant must be a legal resident of Delaware and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. Applicant must have a minimum SAT score of 1350 and rank in the upper half of their high school class. Applicant must major in the humanities or social sciences. Preference will be given to political science majors.

Islamic Development Bank Loan Program

Award: $15,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is under the age of 24 and has confirmed admission into a professional degree program. Applicant must be majoring in one of the following areas of study: agriculture, dentistry, economics, engineering, food technology, forestry/fishery, media, medical technology, medicine, nursing, nutrition, pharmacy, political science, social science, or veterinary medicine. High academic achievement and financial need are required. Recipient must not be in receipt of any other loan.

Department of National Defense Security and Defense Forum (The Forum)/Internship Program

Award: $35,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and hold a master's degree prior to award. Knowledge of both official languages required. Award is to assist recent M.A. graduates in obtaining work experience in security and defense studies by working for a year in this field in the non-governmental or private sectors. Internship must be related to current and future Canadian national security and defense issues, including their political, international, historical, social, military, industrial, and economic dimensions.

Arnold J. Lien Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be an entering freshman student who plans to pursue an undergraduate major in African and African-American studies; American culture studies; anthropology; archaeology; economics; education; environmental policy; international and area studies; philosophy-neuroscience-psychology; political economy; political science; psychology; urban studies; or women, gender, and sexuality studies.

Reid-Baskin Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a resident of Newberry or York counties, S.C. and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Cortez A.M. Ewing Public Service Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: December 15

Preference is given to students expecting to return to the U of Oklahoma campus in the fall following the summer congressional internship.

D. Paul Fansler Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must have a high promise of achievement in international affairs.

M. Brenn Green Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a first-time freshman who is majoring in one of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, health administration, political science, social psychology, social work, or sociology.

James C. Carlisle Endowment in Liberal Arts

Award: $1,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must qualify for membership in his/her discipline's honor society and have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Abe Slann Memorial Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Congressional Fellowship

Award: $35,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicants must have an interest in Congress and public policy. Recipient must agree to work as a legislative aide on Capital Hill. Three professional letters of recommendation, 500-word statement on "Why do you want to be in this program?", portfolio, resume, and writing sample required.

Legislative Fellowship

Award: $33,000, Deadline: April 28

Applicant must be a U.S. Selection is based upon maturity, research and communication skills, and interest in planning, policy, and government. Program is designed to provide talented and skilled students with intimate knowledge of New York State government, fostering an understanding of the governmental system, and to attract those able students to public service careers from a variety of academic disciplines. Placement is to the office on an elected member of the Senate.

Tilman M. Bishop Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and must agree to serve as an intern with the Colorado State Legislature, preferably with the senator from the district serving Mesa County, Colo.

John B. Wolf Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Political Science Scholarship

Award: $250, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be active in the department and politically. Two letters of recommendation required.

Brookshire Politics Scholarship

Award: $100, Deadline: February 15

Essay required.

Bruce B. Melchert Scholarship

Award: $575, Deadline: May 18

Applicant must be a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon who is a full-time student and has a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicant should demonstrate leadership within his chapter as a rush chairman, Prytanis, or other major office, be a leader in IFC or other campus organizations, and plan to serve people in a political or governmental service position.

Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: Late February

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident and must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Eskimo/Aleut, Hispanic, Indian.

Political Science Alumni Award

Award: -, Deadline: November 1 (Priority)

Applicant must be an outstanding student.

Manning J. Dauer Fellowship

Award: $8,000, Deadline: January 15

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council Internship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must submit resume and letter of interest.

ARS Graduate Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be of Armenian ancestry. Selection is based upon scholastic qualifications, financial need, and involvement in the Armenian community.