University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

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A full list of College of Liberal Arts scholarships also is available.

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Academic Achievment Award in Political Science
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: The award is given to a student who is a senior political science major who ranks among those with the highest GPAs in the major as well as a high GPA overall. (The members of the department discuss the potential candidates and select the eventual winner by majority vote.) Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ann & Matthew Hanka Political Science Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Political science major who has attained 30 credit hours (sophomore standing), minimum GPA of 3.5, application must include 500 word essay discussing how the political science major will help the student succeed in his/her college career, and how coursework in the major will prepare the student for a career or for graduate school. Recipient selected by political science faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ann & Matthew Hanka Public Administration Graduate Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at the time the award will be used. The scholarship will be based on the best paper on a topic in the field of public administration. Recipient will be selected by the MPA program faculty. Submission deadline is February 1, 2014. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Barbara and Howard Trockman Pre-Law Scholarship
1
$450
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Sophomore or junior student planning to attend Law School who demonstrates financial need to be used during junior or senior year. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable if criteria is still being met. Student Financial Aid must validate.
Brooks Inns of Court Pre-Law Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Top student with 4.0 GPA or higher preparing for a career in law. Award to be made in student's junior and senior year (student selected after 3 semesters and announced at Honors Week) Financial Need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Aid must validate.
Chad J. Fetscher Scholarship
1
$250
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: History or political science. For student that has graduated from the Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law & Social Justice. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Josephine D. & D. Bailey Merrill Scholarship
1
$950
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Political science major who has attained 60 credit hours, minimum GPA of 3.5, application must include 500 word essay discussing how their coursework has prepared them for a career or graduate school. Award determined by political science faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Students may reapply.
Petranek Non-Traditional Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a non-traditional student who is at least 25 years old or older who is majoring in sociology, psychology, political science or history and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship to be used during junior or senior year and is not renewable, but may be applied for and awarded for a second year. Preference will be given to students with financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Aid must validate.
Scott Michael Carr Political Science Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a USI Political Science student who has or will volunteer in a local campaign race. Recipient must be enrolled during the academic year of selection and during the coming academic year in order to receive the scholarship. Not renewable.
USI Political Science Club Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time Political Science major with a 3.3 GPA after 63 credit hours. Demonstrate interest in clubs, organizations, and community involvement. Chosen by Political Science Department Faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Wallace C. & Kathleen Wardner Memorial Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a resident of Southwestern Indiana, have a high school minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA, a record of participation in extracurricular and community activities, and whose majors falls within the Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or Philosophy) May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA.

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