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2016-2017 Political Science Scholarship Winners

Poster: Political Science Scholarship Winners

Department of Political Science gift giving opportunities

If you wish to make a donation to the Department of Political Science, there are several opportunities from which to choose. Below are details about each fund associated with the department.

UMD Political Science Foundation Department                   

Funding used for departmental support.

The UMD Gerhard E. von Glahn Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to the Political Science sophomore with the best overall GPA.

The UMD Julius F. Wolff Scholarship

Scholarship awarded to the Political Science junior with the best overall GPA.

The UMD Francis H. de Groat Award

Award made to the graduating Political Science Honors student with the best GPA in Political Science courses.

The UMD M. Harry Lease Jr. Award

Two awards are granted annually: one given to the best student in a constitutional law course who has financial need; a second given to a student with a GPA of 3.0 or better who has financial need and showed improvement from the first test of the semester in the constituional law course.

The UMD Diane & Calvin Rudolph Family Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to undergraduate students with need who are studying pre-law or have the potential to be accepted into law school.

The UMD Michael and Carol Berman Mock Trial Fund

Funding to assist in offsetting expenses of the UMD mock trial teams.

The UMD Gerald & Eleanor Heaney Scholarship

Scholarships awarded to undergraduate pre-law students with merit.

The UMD Sally B. & James E. Jernberg Scholarship (NEW for 2008-09)

Scholarships awarded to undergraduate political science students with financial need, demonstrated academic and campus leadership.

The UMD Michael S. and Carol Berman Scholarship (NEW for 2008-09)

Scholarships awarded to undergraduate political science students with financial need, demonstrated academic and campus leadership.

The UMD Gerald Heaney Scholarship

This scholarship will be used to provide assistance for a student on the UMD Mock Trial debate team to ensure continued success in the mock trial competition.

The UMD M. Harry Lease Jr. Scholarship in Political Science

Recipients of this scholarship will be political science majors, show promise in this field, and may not have been previously recognized due to previous performance or poor academic record.

The UMD The Craig Grau John Kress Student Support Fund in Political Science

To support all activities of Political Science students, especially those that promote enrichment related activities that would not otherwise be possible. Including but not limited to travel to conferences, research opportunities, and department related social events.

The UMD Alta Marie Oben Scholarship

This scholarship will provide payments to full-time undergraduate students in the UMD College of Liberal Arts according to the following guidelines: Preference will be given to students majoring in political science or international relations, a plus factor will be given to female students, if that class is under represented at the time of the award, students must demonstrate financial need and high academic achievement.

The UMD Jerry and Carolyn Zanko Scholarship 

Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Political Science; Demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Preference will be given to a student who is a first generation college student.

The UMD Wolff Memorial Scholarship

Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Political Science; 3.0 minimum GPA; demonstrated financial need

The UMD Roland and Evelyn Theisen Scholarship

Full-time, undergraduate student majoring in Political Science; 3.0 minimum GPA; demonstrated financial need

To apply for 2017 scholarships, please use this link:

https://goo.gl/forms/T0WBeJ7nGBxiOxhu1

If desired, you can make a gift on-line. To do so, click here. When the Development Homepage appears, click on Make a Gift, and then on Online giving. You will be redirected to the University’s secure Online Giving site for your personal and credit card information. Simply fill out the information requested, choosing “other” when prompted for which program you would like to contribute and then specifying the program or scholarship/award of your choice.

Otherwise, you can make a gift by contacting Jennifer Berges, directly, by phone at (218) 726-6708 or toll free 1 (866) 726-7110 or by e-mail at meyerj@d.umn.edu.