Undergraduate Scholarships

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2019

By simply completing one application (the OneApp), you will be considered for ISU Office of Student Financial Aid scholarships, LAS College scholarships, and department scholarships. There are many scholarships that consider academic achievement, financial need, major, career interest and other factors. Just remember — you only need to complete the OneApp to be considered for any of these scholarships. https://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/ You will have a department scholarship opportunity recommended to you that you must apply to within the OneApp system in order to be considered for department scholarships.

The Ross Talbot Outstanding Graduating Senior Scholarship Award

Awarded to honor the academic and personal achievement of a graduating political science major. Students eligible to be considered for this award must have achieved over four years an overall minimum 3.5 GPA in all academic courses at Iowa State University.

Amount: $500

Submit a one-page written statement formally applying for this scholarship including your name, address, e- mail address, phone number, overall GPA, and political science GPA with a list of the specific courses taken in political science at Iowa State. In 1-2 paragraphs of the statement, discuss your immediate and long-term career goals that you intend to pursue following your graduation this May from Iowa State. Please attach a resume to your application.

Don Hadwiger Working Student Scholarship Award

Awarded to an undergraduate political science major who works part-time to support the costs of attending
ISU. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, be an undergraduate major in political science with at least sophomore standing, and show evidence of working to earn part of college expenses.

Amount: $500

Submit a one-page written statement formally applying for this scholarship including your name, address, e- mail address, phone number, overall GPA, list of courses and grades in the Dept. of Political Science, and a brief description of outside work activities to support college expenses. Please attach a resume to your application.

Young W. Kihl Scholarship

Awarded to a junior or senior political science major with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 who has demonstrated excellence in the field of international politics.

Amount: $500

Submit a one-page written statement formally applying for this scholarship including your name, address, email address, phone number, GPA, a list of relevant courses in international politics and grades received in them, and a summary of your interest in or other activities related to international politics. Please attach a resume to your application.

Sonja Carlsen Egenes Scholarship

Awarded to a student majoring in Political Science. This scholarship shall be made available to students regardless of class standing.

Amount: $750

Submit a written statement formally applying for this scholarship including your name, address, email address, and phone number. Please attach a resume to your application.

Robert J. Waters Memorial Fund

Applicants must be seeking an internship in any congressional office in Washington DC for summer 2018, fall
2018 or spring 2019 term. The recipient of this award is responsible for arranging and completing the internship within one year of being selected for this scholarship.

All awards will be for one semester (summer, fall, or spring) and may not be renewed. Selected internship cannot exceed six months.

Award: $1000

Criteria:

  1. Majoring in Political Science and shall have completed a minimum of 30 hours toward their degree.
    Student needs to hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  2. Recipients shall have an interest in and commitment to government service and shall demonstrate an interest in furthering the following progressive issues: universal and high quality health care, human or civil rights, anti-poverty efforts, and environmental protection and a strong system of accessible public education.
  3. Applicants shall complete a short essay (200-500 words) indicating how an internship in the prospective congressional office would help the student in pursuing an interest described above.

Whitaker-Lindgren Scholars in Political Science – 2 awardees

Awarded to a junior or senior political science major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. Recipients shall have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Amount: $1,000 (for each awardee)

Submit a one-page written statement formally applying for this scholarship including your name, address, e- mail address, phone number, overall GPA, list of courses and grades in the Dept. of Political Science. Include a brief essay of how this scholarship will benefit you. Please attach a resume to your application.

Serge Garrison Scholarship

Awarded to a student who will be a junior or senior political science major by Fall 2018 (students graduating prior to Spring 2019 are not eligible).

Criteria:
1) Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2) The recipient shall demonstrate leadership ability and excellence in campus and extra-curricular activities as evidenced by such things as: active participation/leadership role in a recognized student organization, active participation/leadership role in a professional organization, honors and awards received and/or active participation/leadership role in community service as determined by the awarding authority.
3) First preference shall go to applicants from North Dakota or Iowa.
4) Second preference shall go to applicants who demonstrate pre-law interests, as determined by the awarding authority.
5) As a provision of receiving the scholarship the 3rd House requests that the scholarship recipient attend
the annual reception sponsored by the 3rd House.

Submit a written statement formally applying for this scholarship including name, address, e-mail address, phone number, overall GPA, and a list of extra-curricular activities that demonstrate leadership ability and excellence in campus and extra-curricular activities (e.g. participation/leadership role in a recognized student organization, active participation/leadership role in a professional organization, honors and awards received and/or active participation/leadership role in community service).

Amount: $1,000.00

The 3rd House Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student who will be a junior or senior political science major by Fall 2018 (students graduating prior to Spring 2019 are not eligible).

Criteria:
1) Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
2) The recipient shall demonstrate leadership ability and excellence in campus and extra-curricular activities as evidenced by such things as: active participation/leadership role in a recognized student organization, active participation/leadership role in a professional organization, honors and awards received and/or active participation/leadership role in community service as determined by the awarding authority.
3) Preference shall go to applicants from North Dakota or Iowa.
4) Second preference shall go to applicants who demonstrate pre-law interests, as determined by the awarding authority.
5) As a provision of receiving the scholarship the 3rd House requests that the scholarship recipient attend
the annual reception sponsored by the 3rd House.

Submit a written statement formally applying for this scholarship including name, address, e-mail address, phone number, overall GPA, and a list of extra-curricular activities that demonstrate leadership ability and excellence in campus and extra-curricular activities (e.g. participation/leadership role in a recognized student organization, active participation/leadership role in a professional organization, honors and awards received and/or active participation/leadership role in community service).

Amount: $1,000.00

Inquiries:
Mack C. Shelley
Department of Political Science
503 Ross Hall 294-1075