Scholarships

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, sych1l@cmich.edu.

>>Click here to view the Greene scholarship overview
 

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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 sych1l@cmich.edu.

>>Click here to view the Potthoff scholarship overview

 

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PSC 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.

Criteria:
  • 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
Deadline: 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 $500 and dependent upon the amount of funding available.

>>View PSC Study Abroad Application

 

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