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Scholarships

 

The department offers several scholarships annually.  Scholarship amounts vary depending on the investment earnings for the money donated to scholarship funds.  Most undergraduate scholarships tend to be in the range of $500 to $1,000 though some are larger. 

Applications for 2018-19 scholarships, along with all supporting materials, are due in the department office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018.  Funds are available as early as July 1.

All scholarship applicants should have an EMU faculty member submit a letter of recommendation directly to the award committee on their behalf.  Required essays must be typewritten and double spaced. 

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John Barson Fellowship in Public Administration

Eligibility

Graduate students studying in the area of Public Administration in the Department of Political Science.

Selection Criteria

  • The student must be admitted to the Master of Public Administration program within the Department of Political Science. The recipient must have demonstrated high scholarship and leadership skills. Recipient must demonstrate a commitment to the field of public administration through undergraduate study, volunteer work, or life experience. Scholarship applicants specializing in Management of Public Healthcare services shall be given special consideration. However, all graduate students are eligible for consideration.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a short letter of interest and to include a letter of recommendation from an EMU faculty member who is knowledgeable about their work or efforts.

2018-2019 recipient: 

Learn more about John Barson


 James H. Brickley Scholarship

Selection Criteria

  • A scholarship to be awarded to a student in the Political Science Department who has demonstrated a potential for academic excellence, with preference to be given to students who are majoring in, or have taken classes in, Public and Nonprofit Administration.”
  • Please also include a letter of intent explaining how the award will be used towards a Public Administration activity or education enrichment.

Learn more about James H. Brickley


David Hortin Scholarship in Public Law

Selection Criteria

  • Undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and interest in Public Law or Mock Trial.
  • Applicants are asked to submit an essay of NO MORE than two typed pages describing how this scholarship will help further their public law interests and public law co-curricular activities.

2018-2019 recipient:

Learn more about David Hortin


Richard Fierens Memorial Scholarship in Public Law

Selection Criteria

  • Awarded to a junior pre-Law student involved in Mock Trial and whose major is in the Political Science Department.
  • Applicants must demonstrate dedication to leadership and service to fellow students.

2018-2019 recipient:

Learn more about Richard Fierens


Dr. James Donald Johnson Scholarship

Eligibility

Undergraduate student in any major in the Department of Political Science.

Selection Criteria

  • Overall GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Preference given to student with financial need as determined by the EMU Office of Financial Aid.

2018-2019 recipient:

Learn more about Dr. James Donald Johnson


Robert O. McWilliams Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility

Undergraduate students in any major in the Department of Political Science.

Selection Criteria

  • Overall GPA of at least 3.5.
  • Preference given to student with financial need as determined by the EMU Office of Financial Aid.

2018-2019 recipient:

Learn more about Robert O. McWilliams