Please find Political Science Department scholarships below.
As a Legal Studies major you may be eligible for these scholarships AND MORE.
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Application deadline: March 8, 2018
Legal Studies Scholarships
Jean S. Briggs Scholarship
The Jean S. Briggs Scholarship recognizes an academically worthy individual who is a full-time matriculated student with demonstrated financial need and pursuing an undergraduate degree majoring in either political science or legal studies and or one of the music programs in the Department of Music and Dance. Eligible students must be at least a sophomore (by credits), possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater, a demonstrated continuous record of community service to his/her home community, Amherst and its environs, and/or the University.
Sheldon Goldman Scholarship
The Sheldon Goldman Scholarship was established to honor Professor Goldman for his nearly 50 years of teaching, service and research in the Department of Political Science and to celebrate his promotion to Distinguished Professor. It is designed to provide assistance to a Political Science and Legal Studies junior or senior who has demonstrated excellence in Public Law and Judicial Politics. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.5.
Nathaniel B. Hill Debating Fund
The Nathaniel B. Hill Debating Fund was established in honor of Nathaniel B. Hill, Captain of the 1934 Debate Team, to recognize an outstanding debater each year. Recipients must be Political Science and Legal Studies majors and members of the UMass Debate or UMass Mock Trial teams.
Paul and Lynn Hohenberger Scholarship
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.
Paul R. Shuldiner Memorial Scholarship
The Paul R. Shuldiner Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of Paul R. (“Randy”) Shuldiner ’75 by his family, this scholarship supports legal studies students with an interest in legal research and writing, as demonstrated through an original commentary on an article about civil liberties and civil rights. This scholarship is open to sophomores, junior and senior Legal Studies majors.
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.
UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) is a professional development program and networking opportunity, designed to provide hands-on training and practical preparation to woman for a career in public leadership. This scholarship is given to a top performing Political Science or Legal Studies major who has successfully completed the UWiL program. Students currently in good standing in the program are also eligible to apply.