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2013 Political Science Scholarships - Call for Applications

The Political Science program annually offers three scholarships to on campus or e-campus Political Science majors. Students wishing to apply for any or all of these Political Science scholarships for the 2013 – 2014 academic year must meet individual scholarship criteria and submit completed application materials (one set per scholarship application). Please direct any questions about the application process to the Political Science office coordinator, Betu Case, betu.case@oregonstate.edu, 541 737-5589. Application packets MUST be turned in to the Political Science office in Gilkey Hall 307, faxed to 541 737-2289, or e-mailed as an attachment to Betu Case at betu.case@oregonstate.edu no later than Friday, May 2, 2013, 4:00 PM.

 

I.                    Political Science Centennial Scholarship ($1000)*

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be an undergraduate majoring in Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.
  2. Recipient must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA (documented by an unofficial transcript).
  3. All are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.

 

A complete application consists of:

  1. Applicant’s contact information (name, e-mail, phone number)
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. Two writing samples: 
    1. Paper  previously submitted for a Political Science course that demonstrates student’s academic abilities.
    2. 1- 2 page single spaced essay that summarizes your accomplishments during your undergraduate career (including your previous public service if relevant) and how you plan to contribute to a career in public service at the local, regional, or global level after you leave OSU.

 

*scholarship to be used for tuition and/or books

 

II.                  Sherman Dixon Bloomer Scholarship ($1000)

The scholarship is to assist the education of an undergraduate Political Science major who intends to pursue a career of public service and the development of public policy that promotes the public good.  The goal of the award is to help a student who might otherwise have difficulty completing his or her education and to encourage the pursuit of public service as a career path.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be an undergraduate majoring in Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.
  2. Recipient must have a stated intention to pursue a career in public service through governmental or other agencies.
  3. Recipient must demonstrate record of prior community service or engagement
  4. Recipient must have a completed FAFSA application (which the Awards Committee will verify).
  5. All are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors.

 

A complete application consists of:

  1. Applicant’s contact information (name, e-mail, phone number)
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. 1- 2 page single-spaced essay that summarizes your accomplishments during your undergraduate career (including your previous public service if relevant) and how you plan to contribute to a career in public service at the local, regional, or global level after you leave OSU.
  4. 1 page single-spaced narrative explaining your financial need.

 

III.                Tony and Cindi Williams Political Science Scholarship ($700)

 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate majoring in Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University.
  2. Recipient must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (documented by an unofficial transcript).
  3. Recipient is a graduate of an Oregon high school (documented by a transcript or other verifiable means).
  4. All are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to:
    1. Applicants who have previous, current, or future plans to participate in an internship relating to public service or with an expressed desire to work in the field of public service (government service, NGOs with a public service bent, or politics).
    2. Applicants interested in conservative causes.
    3. Female applicants.

 

A complete application consists of:

  1. Applicant’s contact information (name, e-mail, phone number)
  2. An unofficial transcript
  3. Verification of graduation from an Oregon high school (transcript or other means)
  4. 1- 2 page single-spaced essay that summarizes your accomplishments during your undergraduate career (including your previous public service if relevant) and how you plan to contribute to a career in public service at the local, regional, or global level after you leave OSU. If relevant, please explain how your accomplishments and career goals reflect the preferred criteria for the scholarship.