College of Arts and Sciences - Political Science

Complete Scholarship Name Application Deadline Date Contact Name Contact Phone Number Contact E-mail Address
Ceny Walker Fellowships Yes March 7 Robert Cox 803.777.4558 coxrh@mailbox.sc.edu
Undergrad: To support participation in summer or semester-long advanced language study programs or for student conducting structured term long research abroad. Exceptionally well-qualified undergraduate students with well-formed programs for overseas study and research are encouraged to apply. Graduate: To provide supplemental support to exceptionally well-qualified graduate students with well-constructed international study or research advanced foreign language study to conduct international research using local language resources. Preference will be given to proposals that show how this project will lead to applications for external funding. All currently enrolled graduate students proposing appropriate international research are encouraged to apply.
International Experience Award Yes March 7 Robert Cox 803.777.4558 coxrh@mailbox.sc.edu
Fund student study and research into international and cross cultural issues. Awards will usually fund international travel, but applicants could make a case for other uses such as summer language institutes for language opportunities not offered at USC.
Mary Ann Fitzpatrick Scholarship Yes February 28th Director of Undergraduate Studies 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
This scholarship was established in the honor of Mary Ann Fitzpatrick, inaugural dean of the combined College of Arts & Sciences. This award will be given to eligible students based on financial need and academic merit.

One award in the amount of $1,000 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Eligibility requirements: This award will be given to political science or international studies majors based on academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. A student should have at least a minimum GPA of 3.0 in her or his political science courses and/or as her cumulative GPA. Recipients of this award may only receive it once (it is non-renewable).
M. Glenn Abernathy No N/A Donald J. Puchala 803.777.8180 puchala@sc.edu
Awarded to students currently in or admitted to the Ph.D. program in Political Science or the Ph.D. program in International Studies at USC. Students have to demonstrate excellence in their academic studies and outstanding potential for advanced research
M. Glenn Abernathy Fellowship No NA Department Graduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
This fellowship may be awarded on a one-time or renewable basis to one or more outstanding students in the Department’s doctoral program provided their studies include an interest in the field of Public Law; preference is given to students from the South.
P. S. Bennett Medal Fund Essay Competition Usually February 28 Department of Political Science Undergraduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
One or more small scholarships awarded to winner(s) of the Medal Fund essay competition, which requires submission of an original essay on “The Principles of a Free Government.” This competition has always been conducted during the early spring semester, with winner(s) announced on Awards Day. The award is in the form of a non-renewable scholarship applicable to the following fall semester or academic year. All undergraduate International Studies and Political Science majors are eligible if they are returning to USC the following fall semester; no student can win the contest more than once.
Political Science Graduate Fellowship Award No N/A Donald J. Puchala 803.777.8180 puchala@sc.edu
Award given to the outstanding graduate student teachers and the most outstanding all-around students in the Political Science PhD program to be presented on graduate student day. Award recipients are selected by members of the department's Graduate Studies Committee.
Samuel H. Carter Fellowship Fund No February 28th Department MPA Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
The Sam Carter Fellowship Fund is designed to honor and assist students in the Master's of Public Administration Program at the University of South Carolina. The Fund was established to commemorate Samuel H. Carter, an outstanding public servant in South Carolina state government and an honored alumnus of the MPA program. The Fellowship Fund is used for two purposes. The first is to provide a yearly cash award to the outstanding student graduating from the Masters program in Public Administration during the prior academic year. The recipients of this award are chosen by the MPA faculty based upon their academic accomplishments and personal integrity. The second purpose of the Sam Carter Fund is to provide Fellowships to in-service students in the MPA program (i.e., students who are working and going to school at the same time). This is a segment of our student body that has received little assistance. In-service students typically don't qualify for financial assistance from the University because they are not full-time students. However, they can't give up their salaries to attend school. In addition, they often have children in school who have a higher priority when it comes to allocating the family's financial resources. The Sam Carter Fellowship Award is designed to honor and assist deserving in-service MPA students.
Smith Richardson No N/A Department of Political Science Graduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
Awarded to students currently in or admitted to the Ph.D. program in Political Science or the Ph.D. program in International Studies at USC. Students have to demonstrate excellence in their academic studies and outstanding potential for advanced research
Strom Thurmond - Public Administration No NA Department Graduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
Awarded to new and/or current students in the Ph.D. program with an interest in the field of Public Administration/Public Policy. The scholarship is given to students on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential for success in the program.
Strom Thurmond—International Relations No N/A Department Graduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
Awarded to new and/or current students in the Ph.D. program with a major field interest in International Relations, outstanding academic merit, and potential for success in the program.
Thurmond-Atwater - Political Science No N/A Department Graduate Director 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
Awarded to new and/or current students in the Ph.D. program on the bias of academic merit and potential for success in the program.
William M. Ginn Endowment Fund No NA; all nominated current doctoral students were considered and decisions made by graduate committee April 3. Professor Lee Walker, POLI Graduate Director or Professor Dan Sabia, POLI Department Chair 803.777.3109 Walker23@mailbox.sc.edu sabia@sc.edu
Oustanding Graduate Student Award; Only current doctoral students nominated by faculty considered. Award based on academic merit and progress in doctoral program. Specific criteria considered included grades, publications, conference papers, awards, completion of comprehensive exams, previous academic honors/awards. Outstanding Graduate Instructor: Only current doctoral students who have recently served as instrutors of record considere. Based on teaching reviews and reputation and faculty recommendations.
T. Moffatt Burriss Scholarship Yes February 28 Director of Undergraduate Studies 803.777.3109 poli@sc.edu
This scholarship has been established in honor of T. Moffatt Burriss, a decorated World War II veteran from South Carolina.

One award in the amount of $1000 for the 2016-2017 academic year will be made to a freshman majoring in Political Science.

Eligibility Requirements: 1.Freshman majoring in Political Science. 2.Financial need. 3. Enrolled full-time at the University of South Carolina, Columbia campus, or through an approved study abroad program. 4.Will return as a full-time student for the 2017 Fall semester. 5.Priority is given to a student from the Marlboro Academy in Arlington, Texas, though if no student from this designated high school is available, the scholarship may be awarded to any freshman meeting the criteria listed above.