Scholarships

The deadline for the current 2018-19 round of scholarships is 12:00 noon on November 26, 2018.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Questions? Contact Dr. Schulenberg


Current Awards Available:

The Simon Perry Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $1,229.68.

We award the Simon Perry Scholarship to a student who demonstrates excellence in the academic pursuit of knowledge in political science.

Submit an essay (800-1,000 words) detailing your academic (rather than practical) interest in politics and political science. What political ideas, concepts, authors, actors, time periods, etc. are fascinating to you? Why are you a political science major? The recipient must be an undergraduate political science major at Marshall who has completed at least 60 credit hours with a GPA of 3.3 or higher. Applications due at noon on November 26, 2018.

Apply for the Simon Perry Scholarship

The Lawrence E. Bruce, Jr. Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $1,598.60

We award the Lawrence E. Bruce, Jr. Scholarship to a student who demonstrates an international spirit during their time at Marshall.

Submit a cover letter (300-600 words) demonstrating evidence of “international spirit” as determined by: 1) an interest in a career in international affairs, 2) humanitarian service, and/or 3) a concern for children in the developing world. Applicants must also submit an essay (300-500 words) based on research about UNICEF or Lawrence E. Bruce, Jr. and the perpetuation of his spirit. Applicants must have junior or senior standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applications due at noon on November 26, 2018.

Apply for the Lawrence E. Bruce Scholarship

The Harold E. Neely Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $523.78

We award the Harold E. Neely Scholarship to the student who can best explain how an academic work has influenced their academic development.

Submit an essay (500-750 words) in which you discuss a book or article in the discipline of political science that has influenced your academic development. Applicants must be a political science major with at least sophomore standing (30 or more credit hours) and a GPA of 3.5 or above. Applications due at noon on November 26, 2018.

Apply for the Harold E. Neely Scholarship

The Matthew A. Reese, Jr. and Martha Sedinger Reese Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $3,879.94

We award the Matthew A. Reese, Jr. and Martha Sedinger Reese Scholarship to a student who demonstrates a sustained history of activism for social justice.

Submit a biographical essay (800-1000 words) that demonstrates your sustained political involvement in their community on behalf of progressive causes, organizations, and/or candidates concerned with issues of peace, justice, or social welfare. Applicants must be a West Virginia native who has graduated from a West Virginia public high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference given to students whose major student is in the College of Liberal Arts. Applications due at noon on November 26, 2018.

Apply for the Matthew A. Reese, Jr. and Martha Sedinger Reese Scholarship

The Robert “Chuck” Chambers Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $548.68

We award the Robert “Chuck” Chambers Scholarship to a student who demonstrates an interest in government and public service in West Virginia.

Submit an essay (500-750 words) detailing your interest in West Virginia state government and a commitment to public service in West Virginia. Applicants must be full-time students at the junior or senior level with a 3.5 GPA or higher.  Preference given to residents of Mingo county and demonstrated financial need. Applications due at noon on November 26, 2018.

Apply for the Robert Chuck Chambers Scholarship

The Robert R. “Bobby” Nelson Scholarship – Current 2018-19 Award: $1,000.00

We award the Robert R. “Bobby” Nelson Scholarship to a student with a dedicated interest in state and local government.

Submit an essay (600-750 words) detailing your interest in state and local government. Applicants for this scholarship must be residents of West Virginia and full-time political science majors with a 2.5 GPA or higher and in good academic standing. Preference given to residents of Boone and Cabell Counties.

Apply for the Robert R. Bobby Nelson Scholarship