Barbara P. Greene Endowed Scholarship in Political Science
Established in 2004 by Sarah and Edward Cohen (daughter and son-in-law) and friends of Barbara Greene. Barbara was a professor and chair of the political science department prior to her death in 2001. Income from this endowment will support a scholarship for students enrolled in the political science department who have interest in state and local government. One scholarship will be awarded. Application deadline is the spring semester.
Scholarship awarded to a CMU student majoring in political science, with an interest in state and local government.
- Minimum GPA 3.00 on a 4.0 scale.
- Preference given first to MPA and MA graduate students, followed by undergraduate seniors and juniors.
- The award will be made only if highly qualified applicants apply.
- Apply with a formal letter, a resume, and contact information for three references who will speak to your career interests in Political Science.
- Questions should be addressed to Dr. Lawrence Sych, 989-774-3316,
2012 - Jeffrey Stoutenburg
2013 - Heather Heitsch
2015 - Michael Fisher
2016 - Brian Lechel
Edward H. Potthoff Scholarship in Local Government Administration
Applicants must be graduate students in a public administration curriculum. They need a demonstrated career interest in local government, a record of participation at that level, and directly relevant course work. One scholarship will be awarded. Application deadline is the spring semester.
- The award will be made only if highly qualified applicants apply. A committee of city managers, Professor Sych, and one other public administration faculty will make the award.
- Apply with a formal letter, a resume, and contact information for three references who will speak to your career interests in Public Administration.
- Questions should be addressed to Dr. Lawrence Sych at 774-3316 or
2012 - Andrew Knapp
2013 - Anthony McCloud
2015 - Roy Atkinson
2016 - Brian Lechel
Political Science Student Study Abroad Grant
Background: An international experience is an invaluable part of a student's education and will provide an international perspective which cannot be fully recreated within the classroom. To promote international study, the Political Science Department has created a small fund to assist students with costs related to study abroad.
- Full-time matriculated CMU undergraduate or graduate student at the time of application
- Approved through the Office of International Education
- Minimum GPA of 2.8 for undergraduate students or 3.3 for graduate student
- U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- At the time of study abroad, undergraduate students must reach sophomore standing or above with a signed major or minor in Political Science. Graduate students must complete a minimum of one semester of study within a Political Science program
Ongoing. Requests will be reviewed and applicants notified via e-mail in 2 to 3 weeks.Award Amount:
Please note that the maximum award amount is $250 and dependent upon the amount of funding available. Study Abroad Application.pdf