Scholarships for Government Majors

Majoring in government can lay the groundwork for a range of careers – from being a journalist to becoming an elected official. First, however, you need to figure out how to pay for school. Luckily, government majors – or aspiring government majors – are eligible for a variety of scholarships offered by nonprofit foundations, industry groups, government agencies and other organizations. Some scholarships for government majors are reserved for graduating high school seniors, while others are open to students currently pursuing a degree. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic excellence by maintaining a minimum GPA. In some cases, financial need or membership in an underrepresented group is considered. Also, applicants may be required to submit an essay and letters or recommendation. Learn more about scholarships available to government majors below.

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View Details Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund Coastal Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Medicine|Government|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |San Dieguito High School District|Oceanside High School District|Carlsbad High School District|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was established to support graduating seniors from Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Dieguito High School Districts. Students must be pursuing study in the field of medicine or government. Applicants must demonstrate academic ability and the ability to achieve their goals.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Government|
  • School (K-12): |Milton Union High School, West Milton, OH|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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Robert J. Huffman Memorial Scholarship awards a scholarship worth to a selected student from Milton Union High School. Applicants must be graduating high school senior planning to pursue a 2 or 4-year college or university degree in law or government.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Future Leaders of Washington State Scholarship The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Washington State Attorneys
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Legal|Finance|Government|Politics|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school|
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Offered by The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe, this scholarship is open to high school or college students who are interested in the legal field or a related field such as government, politics, criminal justice, or finance.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details The Ruth Segal Scholarship Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE)
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  • 4,500
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Government Affairs|Urban Affairs|Public Affairs|
  • Career: |Outdoor Advertising (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|College|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The scholarship is founded in memory of Ruth Segal, a long-time member of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) staff, who worked tirelessly to educate federal and state policymakers about the outdoor advertising industry. The scholarship is designed to encourage the study of issues specifically related to outdoor advertising and public affairs.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details James B. Pearson Fellowship Kansas Board of Regents
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  • 2,445
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Foreign Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|
  • School (College): |Public University|
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The James B. Pearson Fellowship is awarded to graduate students from Kansas public universities. Applicants must be resident of Kansas
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Civics|Government|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|Camarillo, CA|
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The Charles K. & Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund was established to benefit graduating seniors from Channel Islands High School or a Camarillo City resident who is graduating from any Ventura County high school. Applicants must be pursuing study in the fields of Civics, Education (Teaching), or Government (Political Science) at an accredited 4-year college or university.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Betty Rendel Scholarship National Federation of Republican Women
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • Jun-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Economics|Government|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Established by National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) in honor of Betty Rendel, the scholarship awards female undergraduates who are majoring in political science, government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Economics|International Affairs|World Trade|
  • Organization: Sigma Chi (Fraternity)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This scholarship was started through a gift from Leona Denton, wife of Earl A. Denton. Brother Denton owned and operated a Chicago-based international trade firm and desired that recipient of this award will have an impact in the area of world trade. This scholarship aims to support students pursuing a graduate degree in the field of International Affairs with an emphasis in World Trade, Economics, Business or Political Science.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Nursing|Elementary Education|Journalism|Civics|Government|Healthcare|Social Work|Secondary Education|International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|Public Policy|Public Administration|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Administration of Justice|Physical Assistant|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|State College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to graduating senior of Ventura County or current college students who have demonstrated interest and involvement in the welfare of the community through their school and community activities and are pursuing a degree or certification preparatory leading to a career in public service at an accredited community college or four-year college or university in the state of California.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
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The scholarship is awarded to graduate students of Texas who are attending public or private, non-profit college or universities and taking a career in public affairs, public service or public administration.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Phillip M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Placer, CA|Yolo, CA|Colusa, CA|Sutter, CA|Shasta, CA|Butte, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year| in |Sacramento, CA|Yuba, CA|
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This scholarship was established to benefit graduating high school seniors in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Shasta, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, or Butte Counties. Students must be pursuing study in the field of Public affairs/administration or political science & government at a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Financial need is required.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details APIASF /Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Public Administration|Government Affairs|
  • Residence: |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian|Pacific Islander|
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The scholarship was established to provide educational to deserving students who are Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity and are planning to pursue a career in in law, public service, or government affair at a 4-year institution as a college junior.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
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The scholarship is established in honor of Jacques Avent who was the first African-American to hold a senior executive position, serving as executive assistant to the City Council and Deputy City Manager with the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is given to deserving undergraduate student of African-American/Black heritage who is enrolled in an academic institution in Arizona and committed to pursuing a career in public administration.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Tari T. Bradford Public Service Fund Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Government|Public Administration|
  • Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
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Tari T. Bradford Public Service Fund
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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