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UWiL Scholarship

UMass Women into Leadership is a professional development program, networking opportunity. Designed to provide hands-on training and practical preparation for a career in public leadership, UWiL is organized around four central components:

Robert G. Wilson III Study Abroad Scholarship

The Robert G. Wilson III Scholarship was started by alumnus John Wilson to honor his father Robert Wilson, who fully supported John in his study abroad while at UMass. John is pleased to offer other UMass students a similar opportunity and experience through this scholarship.

The Scholarship supports an undergraduate Political Science major who has been accepted into a study abroad program for the upcoming fall, spring, or summer semester. Students of all class years are eligible to apply, and no GPA requirement exists.

Jerome M. Mileur Internship Fund

The Jerome M. Mileur Internship Fund was established in honor of Political Science Professor Emeritus Jerry Mileur’s retirement. It is designed to support undergraduate students majoring in Political Science who pursue internships in Washington, D.C., especially internships with elected officials or political parties.

David A. Booth Scholarship

The David A. Booth Scholarship was established in memory of Political Science Professor David. A. Booth. The scholarship is awarded to an incoming (freshman or transfer) minority student from an urban area.

David A. Booth was born in 1930 in London, England and educated at Wycliffe College and the London School of Economics. He received a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1953 and a doctorate in political science in 1957.

Luther Allen Scholarship

The Luther A. Allen Scholarship is named in honor of Political Science Emeritus Professor Luther A. Allen, who taught at UMass from 1952 until his retirement in 1985. It supports undergraduate students in good academic standing with demonstrated interests in international relations and Francophile studies, including French-speaking nations and/or provinces.

Edwin A. Gere, Jr Scholarship

The Edwin A. Gere, Jr. Scholarship for the Study of State and Local Government was established by Steve Etkin ’81 in honor of Political Science Professor Emeritus Ed Gere, an outstanding professor of public administration and state and urban politics and a heroic pilot in WWII and the Berlin Airlift. It recognizes students with academic and professional interests in state and local government and politics. Students who wish to intern abroad in order to learn about state and local governments of other countries are welcome to apply.

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Feder Family Scholarship

The Feder Family Scholarship was established by Daniel ’84 and Mary ’85 Feder to support political science students interested in studying American political thought or who wish to conduct research with political science faculty in the areas of American politics or American political thought. Recipients must have a GPA of 3.5 or greater.

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Paul and Lynn Hohenberger

The Paul and Lynn Hohenberger Scholarship was established by Paul ('87) and Lynn Hohenberger to support Political Science or Legal Studies majors with connections to Holyoke, MA. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and be eligible for university financial aid. Preference is given to students who reside in or were born in Holyoke, but students who have interned or volunteered in the city, currently work there, or have demonstrated an interest in the city in some other way are encouraged to apply and explain their connection to the city in their essay. 

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