The Political Science Department has a number of scholarships available each year for Political Science Graduate Students. The Departmental Scholarship application is available in the Department office. The Graduate Scholarship application deadline is February 1.
C. W. "Bill" McDonald Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors C. W. "Bill" McDonald who coached basketball beginning in 1945, taught physical education, served as Dean of Men and later as Vice President of Student Affairs until his retirement in 1977. One scholarship is available for a full-time graduate student in political science with preference given to those emphasizing public policy.
Clement Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Bill Clement. One scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in political science in the public policy program, preferably at the graduate level, but not necessarily limited to graduate students. Financial need will also be a consideration. Applicants are required to submit a one-page essay answering the following:
- What are your career goals?
- What are your interests in public policy and human (community) services, and how do you see these working together towards meeting your professional goals?
David Clarke Graduate Fellowship
This scholarship honors Professor David Clarke who came to Western in 1966 as a member of the Political Science faculty. He served as chair of the department from 1968 to 1971 and in 1974 he accepted a joint appointment in Political Science and Huxley College of Environmental Studies. He officially retired in 1990, but remained active and continued to teach environmental ethics courses. Professor Clarke was instrumental in establishing the joint graduate program with environmental studies. One scholarship is available for a political science graduate student, with preference given to students in the political science/environmental studies program.
Political Science Department Public Affairs Research Fund Scholarship
A number of scholarships are awarded to full-time returning graduate students on the basis of meritorious scholarship and financial need (as indicated by the financial aid application).
The university offers a number of scholarship programs that are not restricted to a specific major or department. For more information contact the Scholarship Center.