Political Science & Geography Department
Truman Scholarship Competition. Each year, the Truman Foundation awards 75 to 80 $30,000 scholarships to students planning careers public service (i.e., working for the government or at a public policy organization). The application process is a rigorous one (including off-site interviews for the finalists). The best applicants not only have top grades but are also demonstrated leaders who have sought to impact society through their extracurricular activities. If you think you might be a good candidate for this competition, visit http://www.truman.gov for complete information and application forms.
James Madison Memorial Fellowships. Fellowships of up to $24,000 for graduate-level study of the U.S. Constitution. Open to secondary school teachers of social studies or history and those planning to become teachers.
Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships. Scholarships of up to $12,000 awarded to oustanding juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have "a clearly demonstrated interest in the classical liberal/libertarian tradition of individual rights and market economies, and are interested in applying the principles of this tradition in their work."