Political Science scholarships are announced in political science classes in February and are awarded by April 1 of each year. The scholarships amounts shown on this page are for the 2013-2014 academic year. The deadline for scholarship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year is Friday, March 14, 2014.
Sue Grebeldinger Scholarship $1,000
The purpose of the Sue Grebeldinger Scholarship is to provide an annual award to an undergraduate or graduate student with a 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.
James P. and Margaret B. Brennan Scholarship $800
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.
E. Paul Sliter Memorial Scholarship $2,900
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.
Thomas Payne Memorial Scholarship $1,300
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).
Maud and Grover Waldron Scholarship $500
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 grade point average must be at least 3.40.
Alan D. Robertson Memorial Scholarship $500
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.
Anthony "Tony" Allen Newberry (Doohan) Scholarship $400
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. It is a preference that a different student receives this award each year.
H. David and Joyce E. Hunt Public Policy Scholarship $2,500
The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual scholarship of $2,500 that is to be awarded to help recruit and retain students in the College of Arts and Sciences that are interested in a career that emphasizes local government, public administration and policymaking. The recipient shall be enrolled in the College Arts and Sciences, and be majoring in Political Science. Award payment shall be divided between fall and spring semester each year.
- At the time of application, the recipient shall have junior or graduate standing.
- The recipient shall have an interest in local government public administration and policy making.
- The recipient shall be selected on the basis of (a) academic achievement as indicated on the transcript(s) presented, (b) financial need as established by the UM Financial Aid Office, and (c) attitude (work ethic) and interest in public administration and policy making, as established in a short essay and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of the Political Science Department.
- The selected recipient is required to maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average during the award year to remain qualified for the scholarship. In addition, the recipient must remain in good standing with the policies and conditions set forth by The University of Montana.
Kain/McKay Scholarships (2 available) $1,271 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.
Applications are available in the Political Science office or you can download an application. (This is a Microsoft Word form).