Scholarship/award

John Randolph and Dora Haynes Fellowship Award in California Governance

This merit award is given to a graduate student in the Department of Political Science who is committed to “improving governance and polity in California politics.” It will be judged on the basis of the applicant’s governance-related work or service, academic performance, and career aspirations.

Fellowship award is $1,000

Eligibility to apply:
  • Be a political science graduate student at SFSU

How to apply:

  1. Submit a personal essay of two to three pages demonstrating interest in the improvement of the governance and polity of California
  2. Submit SFSU transcripts

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 27th – December 11th, 2017

All materials should be submitted to https://sfsu.academicworks.com/

The David Jenkins Award

The David Jenkins Award is awarded to a student who has shown the “greatest commitment to improving society through political activism.”

$200 Prize!!

To apply for this award, a student must:

  1. Be a graduate or undergraduate major of Political Science
  2. Submit a personal essay of two to three pages regarding their political activism.
  3. Submit at least two recommendation letters attesting to their commitment. One of these letters should come from a faculty member.

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 27th – December 11th, 2017

All materials should be submitted to https://sfsu.academicworks.com/

The Matt Stolz Prize for Political Theory

 At the spring graduation, the Department of Political Science will be awarding the seventh annual Matt Stolz Prize in Political Theory. The prize will go to an undergraduate who demonstrates excellence in the field of political theory.  

The Matt Stolz Prize is named after a former Political Science professor who dedicated decades of his life to this program and also pursued a life-long love of political theory. The prize is intended to honor his commitment as well as to celebrate his life and his service to this department.

To apply for this prize, undergraduates should submit a sample of their writing (approximately ten pages) in the subfield of political theory (most likely a paper submitted to a political theory class). The award will be based on a committee evaluation of the papers and consultation with the faculty.

$200 Prize!!

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 27th – December 11th, 2017

All materials should be submitted to https://sfsu.academicworks.com/

The Wasserman Prize for the Best Undergraduate and Graduate Paper

Named in honor of former PLSI Dept Professor Louis  Wasserman, the prize is awarded for the best undergraduate and graduate papers in any subfield of the discipline of political science. Papers are evaluated on the basis of originality, writing, research, organization, and contributions to the discipline. Paper winners receive one cash award of $100.00. The winner of the scholarship will be honored at the Political Science Department Graduation and Awards Ceremony.

Undergraduate papers should be 10 - 15 pages in length; Graduate papers should be 15-20 pages.

 

APPLICATION PERIOD: November 27th – December 11th, 2017

All materials should be submitted to https://sfsu.academicworks.com/