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Political Science Department|College of Arts & Sciences

Political Science  ·  A&S 136

Department 3197

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY  82071

pols.info@uwyo.edu

Phone: (307) 766-6484

Fax: (307) 766-6771

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Political Science Department
Dept. 3197
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6484
Fax: (307) 766-6771
Email: pols.info@uwyo.edu

Political Science Scholarships

Horan Scholarship

The Department of Political Science announces a $3,000 scholarship honoring Professor Michael J. Horan to be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year to a student with an interest in American public law.  The recipient will be:

  • an outstanding junior majoring in Political Science or minoring in Public Law for use during his or her senior year

      or

  • an outstanding senior majoring in Political Science or minoring in Public Law who will attend the UW College of Law.

Application Form

Please also include:

  • a one-page statement identifying your academic and career goals related to American public law, and explaining how the Horan Scholarship will help you achieve these goals.
  • the names of two UW faculty members who have agreed to be contacted as your references for the Horan Scholarship; at least one reference must be a member of the Political Science Department faculty. 

The Horan Scholarship is financed by the Michael and Ann Horan Endowment for Student Success, a fund established by former students of Professor Horan and friends of the Political Science Department, in honor of one of the preeminent teachers in the history of the University of Wyoming.

The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the Political Science Department Awards Banquet held late in the Spring.

Deadline is February 28, 2014 and applications must be submitted with the required supporting materials to the Political Science Department in A & S Room 136 or via e-mail to pols.info@uwyo.edu.

Simpson Scholarship & Paper Awards

Due to the generosity of the Simpson Fund, established in honor of former Wyoming Governor Milward Simpson to foster the study of political science, the department is able to offer several student awards. They include the following:

1. A Milward Simpson Scholarship awarded to an outstanding junior for use during his/her senior year. The scholarship is in the amount of resident tuition for two semesters. Application Form

2. One award for the Outstanding Graduate Paper written during the 2013 calendar year (spring, summer or fall term). Application Form

3. One award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Paper written for a 3000-level or  4000-level Political Science course during the 2013 calendar year (spring, summer or fall term). Application Form

The award recipients will be recognized at the Political Science Department Awards Banquet held late in the Spring.

Deadlines are February 28, 2014 and applications must be submitted with the required supporting materials to the Political Science Department in A & S Room 136 or via e-mail to pols.info@uwyo.edu

Click Here for more information on the Milward Simpson Fund

Fred Homer Memorial Prize

The Fred Homer Prize is bestowed to a student, undergraduate or graduate, at the University of Wyoming for exceptional performance on a paper relating to political philosophy in its applications to the life well led, government, society, and citizenship written during the 2013 calendar year (spring, summer or fall term).  Papers considered for the Fred Homer Prize may originate in courses in Political Science, American Studies, Philosophy, UW Honors Program or other appropriate disciplines. Master's theses or other capstone projects in a Master's program in Political Science, American Studies, Philosophy or other appropriate disciplines as well as original research projects conducted for the Fred Homer Prize will also be considered. 

Application Form

The award recipient will be recognized at the Political Science Department Awards Banquet held late in the Spring.

Deadline is February 28, 2014 and applications must be submitted with the required supporting materials to the Political Science Department in A & S Room 136 or via e-mail to pols.info@uwyo.edu.

Click Here for more information on the Homer Memorial Prize

Louis Leichtweis Scholarship

The Political Science Department also offers the Louis Leichtweis Scholarship. This scholarship is available to juniors in political science. The scholarship amount varies but usually is at least $1,000. In order to be considered for this scholarship the student will need to prepare a short essay, maximum length 3 pages, explaining how the student's studies have helped in the understanding and possible contribution to the peaceful management and resolution of international conflicts. 

Application Form

The scholarship recipient will be recognized at the Political Science Department Awards Banquet held late in the Spring. 

Deadline is February 28, 2014 and applications must be submitted with the required supporting materials to the Political Science Department in A & S Room 136 or via e-mail to pols.info@uwyo.edu

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize in Political Science

The Philo S. Bennett Prize is awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student at the University of Wyoming for the best essay discussing the principles of free government written during the 2013 calendar year (spring, summer or fall term). Papers considered can be written for courses in American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, UW Honors Program or other appropriate disciplines; for Master's theses or other capstone projects in a graduate program in American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science or other appropriate disciplines; or as original research programs conducted for the Philo S. Bennett Prize. The prize is supported by an endowment created by William Jennings Bryan as executer of the estate of Philo S. Bennett, a Connecticut businessman.

Application Form

Click here for more information about the Philo S. Bennett Prize

An application or nomination should be submitted to the Political Science Department in Room 136 of the Arts and Science Building. The winner of the competition will receive a cash award and will be honored at the annual Political Science Awards Banquet held late in the spring.

Deadline is February 28, 2014.

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