Political Science

Scholarships

 

Listed below are those scholarships specifically available to Political Science majors. Check the criteria to see if you qualify. The awards vary from $500 to $2500.  Scholarship Application

Evelyn and Stuart Symington Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Political Science major at the junior level or above (must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of political science coursework). The amount of award depends on the judgment of the Department’s Undergraduate Committee and the availability of funds. The award is made in the spring for the fall semester.

Jan Frantzen Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Political Science major at the junior level or above (must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of political science coursework). The amount of award depends on the judgment of the Department’s Undergraduate Committee and the availability of funds. The award is made in the spring for the fall semester.

Political Science Academy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Political Science Academy and is awarded based on the availability of funds raised by the Academy. To be eligible, the student must be a Political Science major at the junior level or above (must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of political science coursework. The award is made in the spring for the fall semester.

Political Science Alumni Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding Political Science major at the junior level or above (must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of political science coursework). The award is made in the spring for the fall semester.

Politics in America Scholarship
This scholarship is supported by a gift from Professor Lance T. LeLoup, a former member of the Department of Political Science. The award is for an outstanding Political Science major, particularly one who has excelled in the study of American politics. The award is made in the spring for the fall semester.

Bruce T. Sommer Scholarship in Political Science
This scholarship is named for civic leader and UMSL political science alumnus, Bruce Sommer. The $2,500 scholarship award will be given to one or two full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 hours) majoring in Political Science. Through extra curricular activities, recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, community collaboration and leadership. They must demonstrate financial need as determined by having a valid FAFSA on record in the Financial Aid Office. This scholarship is renewable.

Davis-Johnson Family Scholarship
This endowed scholarship is funded by a substantial gift from Patrick Gadell (BA, 1973), a  St. Louis attorney, and his wife Marietta Abele.   The $1,600 scholarship award will be given on a full-time undergraduate student (minimum of 12 credit hours) majoring in Political Science.    Recipients must qualify for federal financial aid.  Preference will be given to a student graduating from Lutheran North High School, St. Louis University High School, or Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Political Science students are eligible for other scholarships on campus. Contact the College of Arts and Sciences for details for details about the Eugene J. Meehan Scholarship.