Northern Illinois University
Scholarship Search System


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Scholarship Name:Gerald S. Maryanov Award
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Graduate Student
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Outstanding graduate student who has demonstrated commitment to the totality of the political science discipline

Shows a capacity for creative and analytical ability

Exhibits maturity, honesty, and fair-mindedness.
Application Requirements:No application - Selection by appointment

Spring Semester: Contact the department
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact the department for more details.
Awards in recent years have ranged from $300 to $500
Scholarship Name:Inez Nelson Family Endowed Scholarship
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Junior, Senior
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Junior or Senior in class status during the year in which the scholarship is awarded, enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking undergraduate at NIU.

Recipient must have demonstrated academic interest in international relations as evidenced by appropriate course work in international relations.

Recipient will be required to submit a paper for consideration for publication on one of two topics:
"Small countries' contributions of benefit to the people of the world"
OR
"The dependence of small countries on the larger countries for their security."

Preference granted to students of Swedish descent and to students who demonstrate financial need.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact department for details.
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact the department for more details.
Awards in recent years have ranged from $2,000-$8,000.
Scholarship Name:James M. and Audrey M. Banovetz Fellowship
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Graduate Student
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Fully admitted graduate student in the MPA Program at Northern Illinois University

Demonstrated outstanding academic and administrative potential to pursue a promising career in public administration
Application Requirements:Contact Division of Public Administration - (815)753-0183
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Division of Public Administration
June Kubasiak
Illinois ASBO/Public Administration Building 215
(815)753-0183
Scholarship Name:Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Fund - Endowed
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Senior
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Graduating senior with a major in Political Science who has the highest GPA among all graduating Political Science students.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact department for details
No application - selection by nomination
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact the department for more details.
Scholarship range - $150-$500/one time
Scholarship Name:Kevin McKeough Award for Outstanding Participation in the Political Process
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Senior
NIU GPA:2.5
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Graduating senior who is a Political Science major or minor at NIU

Minimum 2.5 GPA in Political Science Courses

Demonstration of outstanding contribution to the political process through political campaigns, interest group activity, election to public office, or work in government agencies.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact department for details
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact department for more details.
Awards in recent years have ranged from $100 - $200
Scholarship Name:Lawrence S. Finkelstein Graduate Teacher of the Year Award
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Graduate Student
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Political Science graduate student in his/her last 2 years (typically awarded between the 2nd and 3rd year).

Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Application Requirements:No application - Selection by appointment

Spring Semester: Contact the department
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact the department for more details.
Awards inrecent years have ranged from $100 to $200
Scholarship Name:Martin David Dubin Memorial Scholarship in International Relations
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Postgrad
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Applicants must be candidates for the PhD degree with a dissertation subject or area of study within International Relations and the dissertation proposal must already be approved.

Academic merit

Financial need may be a consideration.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact the department
Application Deadline(s):03/04/2015
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March 4th; contact the department for more details.
Awards in recent years have ranged from $300 - $500
Scholarship Name:The John G. and Barbara C. Peters Expendable Fund for Student Public Service
Award: $1,000.00/One time
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Junior, Senior
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Junior or Senior who is majoring in Political Science or Public Administration at NIU.

Must be full-time student in good academic standing. Student must be returning in the fall for at least one more semester. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

Demonstration of merit and genuine commitment to pursue a career in public service or public administration.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact department for details
Application Deadline(s):Not specified
Contact Information:Political Science
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March/April; contact the department for more details.
Multiple recipients are selected
Scholarship Name:Thomas C. Weigele Memorial Dissertation Award
Award:Variable amount
Criteria:
Gender:All
Class Standing:Postgrad
Ethnicity:All
Academic Area:Political Science/Public Administration
Other Interests:All
Other Criteria:
Candidate who has selected Politics and Life Sciences as subfield or area of study.

Based upon quality of student's accepted dissertation proposal.
Application Requirements:Spring Semester: Contact department for details
Application Deadline(s):03/25/2015
Contact Information:Political Science Department
Zulauf Hall 415
(815)753-1012
Additional Information:Deadline March 25th; contact the department for more details.
Awards in recent years have ranged $600 to $1,000

Multiple recipients can be selected.
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