The department of Political Science has a number of scholarships and awards that are available to students each year. The application for each award is due on the first Friday of March by 4pm in the Political Science main office. Decisions are announced before the end of the spring semester.
Please click on the award name in the descriptions below for full application instructions.
The Political Science Department Writing Award is an award of up to $250 given to a student with a Political Science, Public Policy and Administration, or International Studies major or a Political Science, Public Administration, International Studies or Legal Studies minor.
The Dr. John F. Kozlowicz Scholarship in Legal Studies is a $500 scholarship awarded to a student interested in pursuing a career in law or legal studies. Applicants must be a Political Science or Public Policy and Administration Major with a Legal Affairs emphasis. Additional requirements include a minimum 70 credits at time of application, a minimum of 15 units in Political Science coursework at UW-W, and a minimum 3.5 GPA in Major and 3.3 combined GPA overall.
The Daniele D. DiPiazza Political Science Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to declared political science majors who will have junior or senior status at the time of the granting of the award and who possess an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher and who show evidence of financial need.
The Paul A. Miller Family Endowed Scholarship in Political Science is a $400 scholarship awarded to a full-time student who is majoring in Political Science or a related program and who has demonstrated progress toward completion of their degree. Winners must have graduated from a high school in Wisconsin and priority is given to graduates from Racine County. Winners must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
The John C. Oh Political Science Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to declared political science majors who will have junior or senior status at the time of the granting of the award and who possess an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher and who show evidence of financial need.
Institute for Democracy and Civil Engagement
The Institute for Democracy and Civic Engagement provides grants and awards to our students who are engaging in scholarship and/or co-curricular activities that enhance democratic values and civic engagement. Recipients in the past include students who are studying and interning through The Washington Center program in Washington D.C., students who are studying abroad at universities that include civic engagement or democracy enrichment in their programs, and students participating in Model United Nations. If you have questions regarding this fund, please contact the department chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kenneth Penzkover and Johanna Klay are inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha.
Karyn Durkin accepts the UW-W Political Science Department Writing Award sponsored this year by Ms. Linda Long.
Karyn Durkin accepts the Dr. John F. Kozlowicz Scholarship in Legal Studies Award.
Award Recipients from left to right: Kenneth Penzkover, Dr. John C. Oh Political Science Scholarship; Johanna Klay, Daniele DiPiazza Political Science Scholarship; Karyn Durkin, Dr. John F. Kozlowicz Scholarship in Legal Studies and UW-W Political Science Department Writing Award; John Jensen, Paul A. Miller Family Endowed Scholarship in Political Science; and Carrie Wojcik, Scholarship for Academic Achievement in Political Science