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Scholarships

The Political Science program offers three scholarships annually to on campus or e-campus Political Science majors. Students wishing to apply for any or all of these Political Science scholarships 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 advisor, Andy Edwards, at Andrew.Edwards@oregonstate.edu. 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, February 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM Oregon time.

 

Our 2012-2013 scholarship recipients can be seen here.  Congratulations to all of them!   >>click here

 

 

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).

 

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 addresses the following:

      Often events in the real world shape one’s academic interests. Discuss the event or trend that triggered your interest in political science and explain how you plan to use your political science expertise to contribute to the local, regional, or global community 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).

 

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 addresses the following:

    Often events in the real world shape one’s academic interests. Discuss the event or trend that triggered your interest in political science and explain how you plan to use your political science expertise to contribute to the local, regional, or global community after you leave OSU.

  4. 1 page single-spaced narrative explaining your financial need.

 

III.                Tony and Cindi Williams Political Science Scholarship ($1000)

 

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 addresses the following:

Often events in the real world shape one’s academic interests. Discuss the event or trend that triggered your interest in political science and explain how you plan to use your political science expertise to contribute to the local, regional, or global community after you leave OSU.  As part of this essay, if relevant, please explain how your accomplishments and career goals reflect the preferred criteria for the scholarship.