Political Science Scholarship Application

Overview: This application will be applied to scholarships offered through the department of Political Science, as well as those offered through the College of Social and Behavioral Science. For information on the specific scholarships offered, as well as resources to aid in the preparation of your application, please refer to the College of Social and Behavioral Science scholarship page here.

Requirements: Must be a declared Political Science major.

Please note: If you are a double major within the College of Social and Behavioral Science you must complete a departmental application for each of your majors in order to be considered for all possible scholarships.

Questions: Please email scholarships@csbs.utah.edu

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your anticipated semester and year of graduation? (EX: Spring 2023)
  2. Please upload a complete resume that includes academic achievements, employment history, awards/honors, and extracurricular accomplishments. For tips on resume-writing, go here

  3. Please provide a personal statement of 400 words or less that addresses the following:

    1. Why did you choose to pursue a Political Science degree?
    2. How do you hope to use your Political Science education in the future?

    NOTE: The personal statement is a key component of the scholarship application. It offers a chance to tell us more about yourself and to demonstrate your writing abilities.

  4. Please explain in a paragraph how a scholarship from the Political Science Department would help your academic progress.
  5. Letters of Recommendation - Political Science
    • TWO letters of recommendation are required, and at least one of these must be from an academic source, such as a current or former professor/teacher. The other can be from an employer, volunteer supervisor, but not a friend or family member. Applications that do not have the required letters will not be considered for awards. Please enter the email addresses of the two persons who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you. 

      • Your reference must agree to write a letter BEFORE you put their contact information into your application. The very moment their contact information is input, an auto notification will be sent to them. If your reference did not agree to write a reference letter for you, they have every right to reject the system’s request.
      • Once your reference has agreed to write a letter for you, it is up to YOU to check your application to make sure the letter was submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received. Check the status of your letters by clicking on the "References" tab above.
      • Letters must be submitted by your reference by February 7, 2022.
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