Political Science scholarships are announced in political science classes in February and are awarded in early April each year. Applications are due in mid-March. Eligibility is based in part upon class level, and whether one is a major, minor, or graduate student. Please check the eligibility table below. The figures shown by each scholarship are from the 2015-2016 academic year.
The purpose of the Sue Grebeldinger Scholarship is to provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate political science major or minor, with preference to one who has a career or scholarly interest in legal studies. However, this is not available to a law student or other professional student. Candidates must submit a strong writing sample with a legal emphasis, carry an excellent grade point average, and be a full-time UM student through the year of the award.
The purpose of the James P. and Margaret B. Brennan Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a student studying political science at The University of Montana.
To provide scholarships for deserving students at UM who are majoring in political science. A recipient must be a junior or senior, must have participated in community service and must have demonstrated political involvement. Applicants must submit a resume with the scholarship application.
The purpose of the Thomas Payne Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a political science major who is an upper division student (junior, senior or higher).
The purpose of the Maud and Grover Waldron Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a junior, senior or graduate student majoring in political science or public administration. Preference is given to undergraduates and to applicants who express a career interest in state and/or local government. The recipient's political science GPA must be at least 3.40.
The purpose of the Alan D. Robertson Memorial Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a political science major who is a sophomore, junior or senior at The University of Montana. The recipient must be a Montana high school graduate, carry a grade point average of 3.0 or above and have demonstrated leadership activities on campus or in the community. Applicants must submit a resume with the scholarship application.
The purpose of the Anthony "Tony" Allen Newberry (Doohan) Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a political science major with an interest in international studies. The recipient must have demonstrated academic achievement.
The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship to be awarded to students who are majoring in Political Science and are interested in a career that emphasizes local government, public administration and policymaking.
- The recipient shall have junior, senior or graduate standing during the full scholarship year.
- The recipient shall be selected on the basis of academic achievement, work ethic, interest in public administration and policy making in local government, and financial need. Students must submit an unofficial transcript and a short essay discussing their interest in public administration and policymaking, how their academic and extracurricular activities reflect their work ethic, and how the Hunt Scholarship will help them financially.
- During the scholarship year, the recipient shall complete an internship with Missoula City or County government, or another government body, earning academic internship credit. Political Science faculty will assist the recipient in obtaining an internship and will supervise the academic credits.
Approx. $1,250 each
Recipients of Kain/McKay scholarships shall be selected based on the following criteria: a) Political Science undergraduate major, b) full-time UM student during the entire year of award, c) excellent GPA and high performance in Political Science courses, and d) 15 credits in Political Science (including current registration) at time of application.
The Fund will provide scholarships to University of Montana undergraduate students in the Department of Political Science according to the following guidelines:
- Applicants must have junior or senior standing during the scholarship award year. Qualified applicants will have an interest in government, public administration and/or electoral politics. Preference will be given to an applicant who has, or plans to, work on a political campaign, and who has financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
- To determine interest in the above areas, applicants will be required to submit a short essay and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the Department of Political Science.
Applications are available in the Political Science office or you can download an application.