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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:

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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George Goodwin, Jr. Scholarship

The George Goodwin, Jr. Scholarship is given annually to an academically strong Political Science major who has expressed and demonstrated an interest in a career in public service. The scholarship was established by George Cole ’56 ‘62G and faculty in the department of political science to honor a great teacher and colleague.

George Goodwin received a BS in Political Science from Williams College in 1943 and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 1958.

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