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To apply, click scholarship title and scroll to bottom of page for scholarship application. All scholarship applications due by Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Title Deadline Dollar Eligibility - Other GPA Major Topic Eligibility - class year
George Goodwin, Jr. Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500-$1500

Strong consideration is given to major GPA.

None Political Science Public Service Junior
Edwin A. Gere, Jr Scholarship March 10, 2017 $600-$1200

Students must demonstrate an academic and professional interest in state and local government and politics. Students who wish to intern abroad in order to learn about state and local governments in other countries are welcome to apply.

None Political Science State/Local Politics Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Feder Family Scholarship March 10, 2017 $1000

Must demonstrate an interest in studying American political thought.

3.5 Political Science American Political Thought Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Nathaniel B. Hill Debating Fund March 10, 2017 $500

Recognizes an outstanding debater. Recipients must be members of the UMass Debate or UMass Mock Trial teams.

None Political Science Student Clubs Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Luther Allen Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500-$800 Must be in good 
academic standing with demonstrated interest in international relations and/or Francophile 
studies, including French-speaking nations and/or provinces. None Political Science Academic Merit, International Relations Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
Paul and Lynn Hohenberger March 10, 2017 $3000 for distribution over two years

Must demonstrate a connection to Holyoke, MA. Strong preference for students who attended Holyoke High or were born in or currently living in Holyoke.

None Political Science, Legal Studies Freshman, Sophomore
Sheldon Goldman Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500-$1000 Demonstrated excellence in Public Law and Judicial Politics. 3.5 Political Science Public Law Junior, Senior
David A. Booth Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500

The scholarship is awarded to an incoming (freshman or transfer) minority student from an urban area of Massachusetts. 

None Political Science Financial Need Freshman
Dennis Crowley Scholarship March 10, 2017 $2000 - 4000

Financial need and a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in criminal justice.

None Political Science Criminal Justice, Financial Need Sophomore, Junior
Tracey Lee Maker Memorial Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500

Demonstrate financial need and exceptional academic merit.

None Political Science Academic Merit, Financial Need Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Jerome M. Mileur Internship Fund March 10, 2017 $1000-$2000

Preference is given to students who have secured internships in Washington DC, especially those with elected officials or political parties.

None Political Science Internships Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Sheldon E. and Joan S. Smith Scholarship for Public Service March 10, 2017 $1500

Demonstrated interest in public service and/or public policy.

3.0 Political Science Public Service Junior, Senior
Robert G. Wilson III Study Abroad Scholarship March 10, 2017 $1000

Preference is given to students who have taken at least 5 political science classes.

none Political Science Study Abroad Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Paul R. Shuldiner Memorial Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500

The scholarship is open to all sophomore, junior and senior Legal Studies majors. 

None Legal Studies American Political Thought, Criminal Justice, Public Law, State/Local Politics Sophomore, Junior, Senior
UWiL Scholarship March 10, 2017 $500

Requirements: A Political Science major who has successfully completed or will have completed (by the end of the current semester) the Umass Women in Leadership program. 

None Political Science Public Service Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Shep Shepard Award March 10, 2017 $250 - 500 3.5 Legal Studies Community Service, Public Service Junior, Senior