There are many scholarship opportunities for political science students at UAF.

The first step in the scholarship process is to visit the UAF Financial Aid website and begin the paperwork process. The deadline for this is February 15.

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Scholarship opportunities within the department

There are various scholarships available to political science students. Please contact the department for more information. 



Purpose: To provide financial assistance for tuition and other related educational expenses to junior and senior Political Science majors at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

Scholarship opportunities outside the department


Dr. Lovecraft is the faculty representative for The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. Applicants must be a teacher, or planning to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level. The Foundation offers two types of Fellowships: Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows have two years to complete their degree. Senior Fellowships are awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.

Dr. Meek is the faculty representative for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. The program is for undergraduate students with good academic records who wish to pursue careers in environmental policy, health care, or tribal policy. Students chosen for the award receive a $5,000 scholarship to apply toward the cost of a year of college, and must be nominated by UAF to compete with others for an award.

The Marshall Scholarships provide an opportunity for two years of study in the United Kingdom. They are open to graduating seniors and graduate students who demonstrate a high level of academic and personal achievement. The scholarships allow for study at over 100 universities and colleges in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Any field of study may be chosen. The scholarships cover all costs for two years, including travel, tuition, and living expenses.

The Rhodes is the oldest international study award available to American scholars. It allows for two or three years of study at Oxford, and scholars are selected on the basis of well-rounded excellence that includes academic and intellectual achievement, integrity of character, service to society, and leadership ability. Candidates must be between 18 and 24 years of age, and hold a Bachelor’s degree. The scholarships are for all fields of study that qualify the candidate for admission to Oxford. The Rhodes Scholarships cover all costs of study, living allowance, and travel.

The Truman Scholarships are awarded to college juniors to attend graduate school that will prepare them for careers in public service. Truman Scholars are chosen on the basis of leadership potential; outstanding academic and interpersonal skills; and the career goal of making a difference in the government, education, or volunteer sectors of public life. Truman Scholars are awarded up to $30,000 in support for their studies.

Kasugahara Miki (left) and Natalie Tan Rei Hsi (right) ice skate on the frozen Tanana Lake with Nanook Recreation on Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. | UAF Photo by Sarah Manriquez

Did you know?


CLA has been the beneficiary of some truly generous gifts from alumni, friends, former professors and staff and other donors. The College of Liberal Arts has many scholarships to offer, from department-specific to college-wide. Why don't you see if there's another here for you?



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