Scholarships & Awards

Scholarship Opportunities

The political science department offers many scholarship opportunities to help with your education, made possible by the generosity of our alumni, faculty, and friends. From college-wide to specific options tailored to students of political science, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has all the information you need to learn more and to apply.

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Political Science Department Scholarships

David Allen Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship, named in honor of Dr. David Allen, a beloved member of the political science faculty, provides funds to support a student of junior or senior status who has been accepted to a study abroad program.

Deborah M. Barney Memorial Award. This award provides support to a student in their final semester at CSU who has been accepted to law school.

Joe and Ellen Bull Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship supports students majoring in Economics, History, or Political Science within the College of Liberal Arts.

John Straayer Citizenship and Public Service Scholarship. This scholarship supports a full time junior or senior undergraduate or a graduate student enrolled in the Political Science Department within the College of Liberal Arts and has been accepted into the Legislative Internship Program or another public service or government affairs internship in the Political Science Department.

Lang Political Science Scholarship.  This scholarship supports a senior political science major who has been involved in campus or community activities. Eugene A. Lang, Jr. received his political science degree from CSU in 1975 and is a well-respected lawyer currently practicing in Denver, CO.

Political Science Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes an outstanding junior, senior, or graduate political science student.

Roy L. Meek Scholarship. Roy L. Meek was a professor in political science for CSU and served as an associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts.  He taught constitutional law and civil rights and liberties during his tenure.  This scholarship was created to honor the impact Roy had on his students and colleagues.

Thomas K. McQueen Political Science Scholarship.  This scholarship supports an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science interested in a career in law or government service. Thomas McQueen received his political science degree from CSU in 1971 and has gone on to a distinguished career in law.

Bob and Elaine Lawrence Gateway to Law School ScholarshipThis scholarship supports an outstanding student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and member of the CSU Pre-Law Club. Bob Lawrence joined CSU in 1971, teaching classes on American politics, U.S. foreign policy and security policy. He was a faculty sponsor for the ROTC program on campus, and for many years, he served as CSU’s Pre-Law advisor.

Additional Scholarships

The CSU Office of Student Financial Services provides information on university-wide scholarships.

The Institute on Learning and Teaching at CSU assists students in applying for competitive scholarships nationwide.