Political science students can apply for numerous scholarships. Some students earn enough scholarships and grant money to pay their entire way through earning a political science degree in college. You just have to know where to look for the best scholarships and grants, and how to successfully apply for them.
The American Political Science Association (APSA) offers a scholarship for Latinos who study political science in the U.S. The Fund for Latino Scholarship’s primary purpose is to encourage and support the recruitment, retention, and promotion of Latino political scientists. There are 3 travel grants available for $550 each and one institutional grant of $1,000.
Another national level political science scholarship is the “Charles B. Rangel Fellowship” that provides fellowships of up to $32,500 annually for students completing a 2 year master’s degree in international affairs or a related subject (political science counts).
Political science scholarships vary by school. We will show you the scholarships that some particular schools offer for political science students.
The University of Florida’s Department of Political Science offers two undergraduate scholarships and six graduate scholarships. The undergraduate level scholarships are for “Best Undergraduate Student Thesis Award” for $500 and the “Best Undergraduate Student Paper Award” for $500.
The graduate level political science scholarships are the “Dr. Barbara Noreen Roth Memorial Award” for $500, the “Douglas Price Memorial Award” for $2,000, the “Manning J. Dauer Fellowship” for $8,000 to $10,000, “The Honorable Walter ‘Skip’ Campbell Leadership Award” for $500, the “Best Graduate Student Paper Award” for $750, and the “Best Graduate Student Teacher Award” for $750.