Scholarships for Political Science Majors

Political science majors have a variety of career options: politician, journalist, public policy – the list goes on. Before you start thinking about running for office, however, you’ll need to think about how you’re going to cover the cost of your education. Scholarships can help you to do so, and you may be eligible for one or more. Some scholarships available to political science majors are offered by organizations, such as the American Political Science Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution, while others are offered by individual colleges, such as the University of California Berkeley and Western Michigan University. To apply, students may be asked to submit an essay, letters of recommendation or transcripts. To learn more about scholarships for political science majors, continue reading below.

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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
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  • 35,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Art History|History|American Studies|Political Science|Literature|Music History|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|
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Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society offers the Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship. The scholarship is provided to scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate. The program aims to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. The awardee will receive a $35,000 twelve-month stipend.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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 Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Law|Nursing|Medicine|Physical Therapy|School Administration|Biology|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |High School|Holly Grove Christian School, Westover, MD|Washington, MD|Crisfield, MD|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Technical School|accredited Trade School|Accredited Business School|
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The Wade & Helen Sue Ward Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school senior from Crisfield High School, Holly Grove Christian School, or Washington High School.
  • 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 Larry and Cindy Acker Scholarship Wayne County Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Business|
  • School (K-12): |Wooster High School, Wooster, OH|Norwayne High School, Creston, OH|Norwayne Elementary School, Creston, OH|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Two-year|Four-year|College|
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Larry and Cindy Acker Scholarship is a scholarship offered to graduating students with at least 3.0 GPA. Eligible applicants whould be from Norwayne High School and Wooster High School, in Wayne County, Ohio and must be enrolled or enrolling a college degree in the area of business, education, or political science.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Education|Public Policy|Public Administration|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Portage, MI|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
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This scholarship was started in honor of Dr. Kevin Hollenbeck for his service on the Portage Board of Education. The scholarship aims to benefit graduating Portage Schools seniors planning to pursue degrees in Education, Public Policy, or a related field such as public administration.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Village of Lake Delton Scholarship Wisconsin Dells Educational Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Business|Social Work|Government Administration|Parks and Recreation|
  • School (K-12): |Wisconsin Dells High School, Wisconsin Dells, WI|
  • Residence: Live in |Lake Delton, WI|
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The scholarship is given to all graduating seniors of Wisconsin Dells High School who are planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical school and intending to pursue a degree in the fields including but not limited to education, business, social work, parks and recreation, government administration or utilities. Applicants must be residents of Lake Delton, WI and must demonstrate involvement in community service, church, and/or school activities.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Geography|Urban Studies|Urban Planning|Environmental Studies|Urban Policy|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically Black College|Historically Black University|
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The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship was established to promote the profession of urban planning among Black students and build a community of Black planning professionals who supports one another.
  • competition 2.5
  • 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
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
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Month-long residential fellowships to encourage the scholarly use of the Library's Resources awarded to qualified post-doctoral researchers and Ph. D. candidates since 1985.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Academic Scholarships 2017 (Undergraduate) Organization of American States (OAS)
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  • 30,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Economics|Tourism|Science|Environmental Studies|Social Development Studies|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|Panama|Antigua and Barbuda|Argentina|Barbados|Belize|Bolivia|Brazil|Chile|Colombia|Costa Rica|Cuba|Dominica|Dominican Republic|Ecuador|El Salvador|Grenada|Guatemala|Guyana|Haiti|Honduras|Jamaica|Nicaragua|Paraguay|Peru|Saint Kitts and Nevis|Saint Lucia|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|Suriname|The Bahamas|Trinidad and Tobago|Uruguay|Venezuela|
  • School (College): |Mexico|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (Country|Bahamas|
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Established in 1983, this program grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens or permanent residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname. Applicants must pursue undergraduate studies within the eight (8) OAS priority areas.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • July 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Business Administration|Political Science|Business|Accounting|Public Policy|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian|Asian-American|
  • School (College): |any california college|any california university|
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Established in honor of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, the scholarship strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in the field of public finance.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Natural Resources|Environmental Studies|Ecology|Zoology|Hydrology|Conservation Biology|Environmental Law|Environmental Policy|
  • School (College): |Institutional Member of Environmental Consortium|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Established in the name of the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc (TGF) founders, the scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. Applicants shall be U.S. citizens and shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Grace Molineaux Memorial Scholarship Kalamazoo Community Foundation
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg High School, Vicksburg, MI,|
  • School (College): |US Accredited Institution|
background
The scholarship was created in memory of Grace Molineaux. It is open to graduating seniors of Vicksburg High School who are accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning and will enter a public service-related occupation.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
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
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Urban Planning|Public Policy|Public Administration|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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Public Administration and Public Policy Degrees Graduate Level Scholarship is provided to a student pursuing a graduate degree in Public Administration or Public Policy. The awardee will receive $500 fund to support their education.
  • 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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