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If things aren’t dramatic enough on "The Real World," just flip the channel to a newscast: politics are never lacking in the drama department. Perhaps under the guise of "do-good" efforts and diplomatic affairs, this is what really draws students into the field: the excitement, competition and, yes, the ever-present drama.

Whatever it is that makes you want to study political science, go with your gut. Political science majors will learn more than the facts. They will receive a well-rounded college education almost guaranteed to prepare them for future success. After all, attending college as a political science major lets you see the big picture, a useful skill whether you go on to practice law, participate in politics or work in practically any other field.

Unfortunately, such a phenomenally useful college education comes at a cost. Even the most ambitious and talented students may find it difficult to pay for school, but that should not stop them from pursuing their goals. Many political science scholarships are available to students who plan to make the subject their college major so before moving on to general scholarship awards, political science students may want to look for college scholarships based on their area of study. After all, it takes a special kind of person to find C-SPAN fascinating and political science scholarship providers want to recognize such people and reward them with scholarship money.

By conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com, students can find political science scholarships they are eligible to receive. Without exerting additional effort, they can eliminate competition from students who don’t share their major. Certainly, the politically-minded can see how this would be a smart move.

Ashbrook Scholar Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The purpose of the Ashbrook Scholar Program is to assist students in acquiring the intellectual and moral virtues required for thoughtful citizenship. We do this through sustained reflection on the writings of those who have thought most deeply and comprehensively about human nature and political organization, and the opinions, character, and actions of those who have most remarkably practiced [...] More

COAG Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States citizen graduating by the spring of the current academic year or any Georgia student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG scholarship. Applicants must present a letter of acceptance or enrollment from a school of accredited higher education [...] More

Davidson Fellows Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2020
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a [...] More

EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/31/2020
  • Amount: $45,000
  • The goal of the EPP Undergraduate Scholars Program is to increase the number of students who undertake course work and graduate with degrees in targeted academic fields integral to NOAA's mission. This program targets students who have completed their sophomore year, attending minority serving institutions (MSIs), and have recently declared, or about to declare a major in atmospheric, oceanic, or [...] More

Gloria Barron Wilderness Society Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/20/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements noted below may apply directly to The Wilderness Society. Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited graduate institution in North America, have strong academic qualifications and/or career goals focused on making a significant positive difference in the long-term protection of wilderness in the United States. Graduate students in natural [...] More

ISF National Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/21/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity founded in 2009 whose mission is to address the under-representation of American Muslims in the fields and occupations that influence public opinion and make public policy. Our belief is that fostering education and improving Muslim representation in all walks of life including media and politics will lead to full integration and [...] More

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/3/2020
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Matt Fong's life embodied the mission of the Asian Americans in Public Finance [...] More

Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Nellie Martin Carman Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from public high schools in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington state. Application forms are only available through these high schools and candidates for the scholarship are nominated by their school each year. Scholarships are renewable for four years of college in the state of Washington. Music, sculpture, [...] More

NFRW Betty Rendel Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The three annual scholarships of $1,000, presented by The National Federation of Republican Women are designed for undergraduate Republican women who are currently majoring in political science, government or economics. The recipients are chosen from applicants across the nation. The scholarships are given to women who have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. Past [...] More

The Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies welcomes applications from Ph.D. and post-doc candidates from around the world for funding for the September through the following August academic year.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

TKE Bruce B. Melchert Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bruce B. Melchert Scholarship is awarded in recognition of academic achievement with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 or higher and must be at least a sophomore or above, and recognizes outstanding leadership within the chapter, having served as Recruitment Chair, Prytanis or other major officer position in the chapter, and a leader in IFC or other campus organizations. The applicant [...] More

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Last Reviewed: January 2020