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Political Science Undergraduate Awards and Scholarships

Below are the criteria for scholarships and awards given by the Department of Political Science. Applications are accepted annually for each award, due by the posted deadline. If a deadline has passed, applications may not be submitted, and applicants will have to wait until the following year to apply.

For more detailed award descriptions, including past recipients, simply select "Scholarship/Award Information" below each award title. To submit your application, simply select "Apply" below each award title.

Questions regarding the Scholarship Universe platform should be directed to ScholarshipUniverse@stonybrook.edu. Other questions may be directed to polisci_admin@stonybrook.edu.

Scholarship/Award Name Scholarship/Award Criteria Scholarship/Award Amount

2023-2024
ALUMNI PRE-LAW SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Information

 

Deadline: February 19, 2024

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  1. Must be a Junior (U3) or Senior (U4).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for at least two years for SBU coursework.
  3. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  4. Demonstrate intent on attending law through one or more of the following, and supported by a reference:
  • Be an active participant in one of the Pre-Law student clubs on campus.
  • Take law related courses.
  • Work in the legal industry before or during attendance at Stony Brook.

Recipient must maintain criteria for scholarship eligibility.

$1,000

$1,000 disbursed in  Spring 2024.

2023-2024
DAVIDSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Information

 

Deadline: Application will be available spring 2024.

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  1. Must be a Junior (U3) or Senior (U4).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for SBU coursework.
  3. Preferably majoring in Political Science.
  4. Veteran of the armed forces of the United States or Coastguard that has served on active duty, as verified by the Office of Veterans Affairs.

Recipient must maintain criteria for scholarship eligibility.

$4,000

$4,000 disbursed in  Spring 2024.

2023-2024
Mark Herzinger Scholarship in political science

 

Deadline: February 19, 2024

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  1. All class standings eligible (U1-U4).
  2. Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  3. Must be a POL major, or have completed POL coursework at SBU.
  4. Demonstrate high academic achievement.
  5. Be in good academic standing.

Recipient must maintain criteria for scholarship eligibility.

$4,000

$4,000 disbursed in  Spring 2024.

2023-2024
PATRICIA A. GRAMER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Information

 

Deadline: February 19, 2024

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  1. Must be a Senior (U4)
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.25 for SBU coursework.
  3. Major in Political Science.
  4. Full time matriculation.
  5. Must be writing a senior honors thesis in Political Science (POL 495 and POL 496).

Recipient must maintain criteria for scholarship eligibility.

$5,000

$5,000 disbursed in  Spring 2024.

2023-2024
ROBERT CLASEN SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship Information

 

Deadline: February 19, 2024

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  1. All class standings eligible (U1-U4).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for SBU coursework.
  3. Major in Political Science.
  4. Full-time matriculation.
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.
  6. Demonstrate potential and promise in the subject matter, as evidenced by a reference and personal statement.

Recipient must maintain criteria for scholarship eligibility.

$2,000

$2,000 disbursed in  Spring 2024

2024
MARTIN B. TRAVIS POLITICAL SCIENCE AWARD

Award Information

 

Deadline: Application will be available spring 2024.

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  1. Must be a Senior (U4).
  2. Maintain a high GPA.
  3. Major in Political Science
  4. Demonstrate strong analytical and communication skills, as well as high moral and ethical values, as evidenced by a reference.
  5. Be accepted into a law school following graduation from Stony Brook.
$7,500

Paid as a lump sum by check.

 

Irene "Billie" Segal POLITICAL SCIENCE Excellence AWARD

Award Information

 

Deadline:  Not awarded in spring 2024.

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  1. All class standings eligible (U1-U4).
  2. Must be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  3. Must be a POL major, or have completed POL coursework at SBU.
  4. Demonstrate high academic achievement.
  5. Be in good academic standing.
$--

Paid as a lump sum by check.