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Shep Shepard Award

The Shep Shepard Award was established in honor of Claude L. "Shep" Shepard; his spirit, energy, humanity, wisdom, and his contributions to the development, enhancement and preservation of the department of Legal Studies. One or more juniors or seniors in Legal Studies will receive the award for achievement of academic excellence and contributions to the community. 

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.

Sheldon E. and Joan S. Smith Scholarship for Public Service

The Sheldon E. and Joan S. Smith Scholarship for Public Service was established by Grant ’81 and Melissa (Smith) ’80, ’85 MPA Peacor. It is designed to provide assistance to a deserving junior or senior year student majoring in political science who is interested in pursuing a career in public service at the federal, state, or local level. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and preference is given to a student with active involvement/volunteer work at the University or in his/her community and who has interests in public policy.

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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.

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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