The Department of Political Science has a number of scholarships for political science majors, public administration majors, and transfer student PO/PA majors and even some for students who are declared “pre-law.” There are scholarships available for students in every stage of their Washburn career, from those who are only freshmen or sophomores and also specific scholarships for juniors and seniors. There are also scholarships for seniors who for various reasons (usually because they are double majoring) may need one more term to complete their studies. And, there are scholarships for pre-law students, regardless of class status. Finally, there are scholarships for students interning with elected officials in Washington D.C. or abroad.
Any full-time Washburn student who has declared political science or public administration as a major. If you haven’t declared yet but would like to please talk to a political science professor about doing so. You can be eligible for a scholarship if your major declaration is “pending.” There are some special awards available for non-major pre-law students. Please ask Dr. Steve Cann about these if you fit into that category.
Since applicants are mostly evaluated relative to other students in their class, students are not “competing” for scholarships against all the political science or public administration majors. This means if you are doing reasonably well in your studies at Washburn and in political science you could possibly receive a scholarship. What is reasonably well? Most scholarship awardees have overall GPA’s of 3.0 or above and usually have higher political science GPA’s. However, involvement in activities related to political science (such as clubs, study abroad, Model UN, Mock Trial, internships, etc.) will also be factored into the decision.
Yes. They are: