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 2024)
  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
    • One letter of recommendation is required, and must be from an academic source, such as a current or former professor/teacher. Applications that do not have the required letter will not be considered for awards. Please enter the email address of the person who has agreed to write a letter 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.
      • The letter must be submitted by your reference by February 7, 2024.
  6. To be eligible for scholarships that list financial need as a criterion, a completed FAFSA application is required.

    Applicants who are U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and Eligible Nonresidents as defined by FAFSA are encouraged to complete an online federal financial aid application. Students not able to file an online FAFSA application (i.e., Dreamers with or without DACA and International Students) can fill out a paper application and submit it to the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in the Student Services Building, Room 105. Click here to determine if you are eligible to complete an online FAFSA application.

    • Are you completing an electronic or paper FAFSA application?
    • Will you have completed your FAFSA application by April 1, 2024?
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