Departmental scholarship and awards
Best Graduate Paper:
For the best paper written for a graduate course in the Department of Political Science, open to both masters and doctoral students in any area of Political Science.
Best Political Science MA Thesis:
For the best Master’s thesis defended in the Department of Political Science, open to any area of Political Science.
Best Political Science Doctoral Dissertation:
For the best Doctoral dissertation defended in the Department of Political Science, open to any area of Political Science.
Michael A. Jensen Memorial Master’s Scholarship:
This scholarship is for a registered full-time student completing an MA in the Department of Political Science.
Students must have completed the first year of the program with a minimum GPA of 3.70 in their first year. Students must also submit a one-page summary of whose actions that reflect a commitment for social justice and equality, engagement within the community and/or participation in political activities.
The value of the Scholarship is $1,500.
Students interested in the award should consult the Department of Political Science. A recommendation will be forwarded to the Graduate Scholarship Office. The recommendation is subject to the final approval of the Graduate Scholarship Committee.
Past winners of graduate departmental scholarships and prizes
Below you will find the winners of our Departmentally nominated graduate paper prizes and scholarships.
- 2017–18 Keith Hickerson
- 2016–17 John Santos
- 2015–16 Michael Walz
- 2014–15 Anna Johnson
- 2013–14 Sean Fleming
- 2016–17 Anna Elizabeth Johnson
- 2013–14 Elsa Piersig
- 2017–18 Mark Stevens Harding
- 2016–17 Mariana Hipólito Ramos Mota
- 2015–16 Adam Cote
- 2013–14 David Snow
- 2017–18 Erica Kunimoto
- 2016–17 Bethany Matchullis