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Scholarship & Grant Application

Thanks to generous donors, the Political Science Department has limited funding available for merit and need-based scholarships, internship grants, conference travel grants, and grants for mentored learning and student projects. (Funds are not available for Study Abroad programs without an internship or mentored learning component.)

How do I apply?

Applications are done online through Google Forms. Click on the appropriate link below to apply for a department scholarship or grant.

Academic/Merit Scholarship
Need-based Scholarship
Internship Grant
Conference Travel Grant
Mentored Research/Student Project Grant

If you have problems accessing the application, please contact

Application deadlines are as follows:

Merit and Need-based Scholarships: March 1
Merit and Need-based Scholarships are issued once a year in April. The application portal opens on Feb 1st, and applications are accepted through March 1st. For extenuating circumstances, need-based applications will be considered at other times. Contact Krista Mortensen ( to submit a need-based application outside of the designated application window.

Conference Travel Grants: One month prior to the conference. (Late applications will not be accepted.)

Internships, Mentored Learning and Student Project Grants:

  • Winter Semester: December 7
  • Spring/Summer Terms: April 7
  • Fall Semester: August 7

For additional grant opportunities available from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences: