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Apply by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the information page of your preferred scholarship. Paper applications are not available and not accepted. Application deadlines are listed below as well as on each application’s information page. Late applications are NOT considered. Please note that the number of awards given out per scholarship are subject to change and depend on the availability of funds each year. Completely answer the essay prompt. Applications with essays that do not address the prompt will not be considered. All recipients are expected to attend the scholarship awards ceremony in May. (Exceptions will be made for students studying abroad).
Title Deadline Dollar Eligibility - Other GPA Major Topic Eligibility - class year
George Goodwin, Jr. Scholarship Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 00:00 $500-$750

Strong consideration is given to major GPA.

None Political Science Public Service Freshman, Sophomore
Edwin A. Gere, Jr Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $500-$1100

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
Daniel and Mary Feder Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $1000

Must demonstrate an interest in studying American political thought.

3.5 Political Science American Political Thought Freshman, Sophomore
Nathaniel B. Hill Debating Fund Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 12:00 $500 None Political Science Student Clubs Freshman, Sophomore
Luther Allen Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $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
Paul and Lynn Hohenberger Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $1300

Must demonstrate a connection to Holyoke, MA, with strong preference for students born or currently living in Holyoke.

None Political Science, Legal Studies Freshman, Sophomore
Sheldon Goldman Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $500-$1000 Demonstrated excellence in Public Law and Judicial Politics. 3.5 Political Science Public Law Junior, Senior
David A. Booth Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $500

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

None Political Science Financial Need Freshman
Jean S. Briggs Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $1500

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a continuous record of community service to his/her home community, Amherst, and/or the University.

3.5 Political Science Academic Merit, Community Service, Financial Need Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Dennis Crowley Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $1500

Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in criminal justice

None Political Science Criminal Justice Junior, Senior
Tracey Lee Maker Memorial Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $500 None Political Science Financial Need Sophomore, Junior
Jerome M. Mileur Internship Fund Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $500-$1500

Preference is given to students who have secured internships in Washington DC.

None Political Science Internships Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Sheldon E. and Joan S. Smith Scholarship for Public Service Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $1300

Demonstrated interest in public service

3.0 Political Science Public Service Junior, Senior
Jack Street Memorial Scholarship Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $5000

Participation in Debate, Mock Trial, or Model UN.

3.0 Political Science, Legal Studies Student Clubs Junior
Robert G. Wilson III Study Abroad Scholarship Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 05:45 $3200

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 Monday, February 15, 2016 - 12:00 $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 Monday, February 15, 2016 - 00:00 $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 Monday, February 15, 2016 - 00:00 $500 3.5 Legal Studies Community Service, Internships, Public Service, Student Clubs Senior