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Political Science Department|College of Arts & Sciences

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 L. Simpson to foster the study of political science, the department is able to offer several awards and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students in the 2014-2015 academic year to further, foster and advance education and learning in the field of political science at the University of Wyoming:

The Milward L. Simpson Undergraduate Scholarship

The prestigious Milward L. Simpson Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate junior in Political Science for use during his/her senior year. The scholarship is in the amount of resident tuition for two semesters (approximately $4500). Applications from undergraduate students currently enrolled in their junior year during the 2014-2015 academic year are welcomed.  Scholarship Application

The Simpson Award for Outstanding Graduate Paper in Political Science

One $500 award will be given for the most Outstanding Graduate Paper written for a 5000-level Political Science course during the 2014 calendar year (Spring, Summer or Fall term) as selected by the Simpson Committee. Student applications and faculty nominations are welcomed. Paper Application

The Simpson Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper in Political Science

One $500 award will be given for the most Outstanding Undergraduate Paper written for a 3000-level or 4000-level Political Science course during the 2014 calendar year (Spring, Summer or Fall term) as selected by the Simpson Committee. Student applications and faculty nominations are welcomed. Paper Application

The Simpson Award for Outstanding MA Graduate Student in Political Science

One $750 award will be given to the most Outstanding Graduate Student enrolled in the MA program in Political Science during the 2014-2015 academic year as nominated and selected by Departmental Faculty.

The Simpson Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science

One $750 award will be given to the most Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Political Science during the 2014-2015 academic year as nominated and selected by Departmental Faculty. 

The Simpson Award for Outstanding On-Campus MPA Student in Political Science

One $750 award will be given to the most Outstanding On-Campus Graduate Student enrolled in the MPA program in Political Science during the 2014-2015 academic year as nominated and selected by Departmental Faculty.

The Simpson Award for Outstanding Off-Campus MPA Student in Political Science

One $750 award will be given to the most Outstanding Off-Campus Graduate Student enrolled in the MPA program in Political Science during the 2014-2015 academic year as nominated and selected by Departmental Faculty.

Student Award Selection Process and Application Deadlines

The deadline for all award applications and nominations is 5pm on Friday, March 6th 2015.  All applications and nominations should be submitted via email as a DOC/DOCX or PDF to Dr. Nevin T. Aiken, Chair of the Simpson Committee, at naiken@uwyo.edu or by hardcopy to the Department of Political Science (c/o Dr. Nevin T. Aiken) at the following address: Political Science Department (Dept. 3197) | 1000 E. University Avenue | Laramie, WY, 82071

Any questions regarding the award application or nomination process may be directed to Dr. Aiken at naiken@uwyo.edu.
Decisions on all Simpson Student Awards will be made by the Simpson Committee in coordination with faculty from the Department of Political Science. All Simpson student award recipients will be recognized at the Political Science Departmental Awards Banquet sponsored by the Milward L. Simpson Fund.  The Political Science Departmental Awards Banquet will be held in Laramie at the end of the 2015 Spring semester.

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.

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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

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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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