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Welcome to the Political Science Department Scholarship Information page.  The awards listed below are scholarships available to declared political science majors. 

If you have questions regarding Political Science scholarships, please contact us at advisor@polisci.wisc.edu

Application Information

You can apply for most Political Science department scholarships that you are eligible for with one application. 

This excludes: 
  • The Stanoch Student Research Program, which requires an essay submission
  • The Suri Scholarship, which is reviewed by the Journalism department
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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This award has been established by Mr. Amed Khan (BA 1991, Political Science) who is president of Paradigm Global Group, Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Khan serves as senior advisor to the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative.
This award has been established by Mr. Amed Khan (BA 1991, Political Science) who is president of Paradigm Global Group, Inc., a private investment firm. Mr. Khan serves as senior advisor to the Clinton-Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative.
Strength of academic award, evidence of commitment to public service. This award is provided to students with financial need and a strong academic record. Preference will be given to students who show interest or experience in public service.
This award was established by Elaine C. Davis, former undergraduate advisor for political science. The award is to recognize a graduating political science major for academic achievement and for service to the campus and/or larger community.
This award was established by Elaine C. Davis, former undergraduate advisor for political science. The award is to recognize a graduating political science major for academic achievement and for service to the campus and/or larger community.
The award is made to a graduating political science major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and record of public service. This award is given to recognize a graduating senior with an outstanding academic record and evidence of public service to the campus and/or community.
This award was established by the children of Prof. Judith Hicks Stiehm, who is an alumna of the political science department and a current member of the department's Board of Visitors. Prof. Stiehm is a recipient of the WAA...
This award was established by the children of Prof. Judith Hicks Stiehm, who is an alumna of the political science department and a current member of the department's Board of Visitors. Prof. Stiehm is a recipient of the WAA Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Preference is for a WI resident. This award is provided to a student with financial need who shows academic promise; if award is to support internship, travel, or research, a statement about the value of this experience to the student's educational goals will be a major consideration.
The Neha Suri Scholarship Fund was established by the Departments of Political Science and School of Journalism and Mass Communication to honor the memory of their dedicated student, Neha Suri. Neha was a beloved 22-year-old journalism and political science major....
The Neha Suri Scholarship Fund was established by the Departments of Political Science and School of Journalism and Mass Communication to honor the memory of their dedicated student, Neha Suri. Neha was a beloved 22-year-old journalism and political science major. In addition to working for Recreational Sports at the Southeast Recreational Facility and writing for The Daily Cardinal, she was also an intern for the Lt. Governor at the State Capitol and was active in the campus arts scene. Neha Suri passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at UW Hospital and Clinics from a rare case of meningococcal disease. She is deeply missed.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the College of Letters & Science. Recipients should be Juniors or Seniors majoring in Political Science or Journalism and Mass Communication. Reflective of Neha's time at the University of Wisconsin, a strong preference is given to those applicants seeking a combined major in both areas of study with a passion for service and/or campus involvement as noted above. While financial need is to be considered when selecting the scholar, preference should be given to applicants meeting the above criteria. This award is renewable in that the same student may receive the award for multiple years as long at their path qualifies for the scholarship terms.
This scholarship is established by UW political science alumnus John Stanoch. Preference is for a student from Minnesota.
This scholarship is established by UW political science alumnus John Stanoch. Preference is for a student from Minnesota.
Strength of academic record, financial need.
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during the summer. The summer is a critical period for students to make significant progress on their research or...
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during the summer. The summer is a critical period for students to make significant progress on their research or engage in parts of their research, extended travel for example, that might not be possible during the academic year due to other commitments.
Students who are political science majors, are in the summer term, and will be continuing in the following fall semester are eligible. The Scholar will be selected on the student's potential to be significantly engaged in the proposed project.
This scholarship supports a non-resident political science major with sophomore of higher standing with financial need.
This scholarship supports a non-resident political science major with sophomore of higher standing with financial need.
Recipients must be currently enrolled political science majors with financial need. A committee of faculty will select the recipient.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.