SCHOLARSHIPS


 Faculty of Arts Leadership Awards 

(application deadline 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 01, 2018)

If you are involved in the University community and/or your home community, and present the required GPA please consider applying for this award.  Previous successful applicants have volunteered their time and expertise across a wide variety of different groups, including department and Faculty associations, university groups, religious associations and non-profit agencies.

Applications can be downloaded from the Undergraduate Student Services (USS) Forms Cabinet on the web  Faculty of Arts Leadership Award Applications.

The Faculty of Arts Leadership Awards are awarded annually to students with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher who are registered in the Faculty of Arts.  Up to three awards will be given to students entering the second year and up to six awards are to be given to students entering the third or fourth years of their programs in the Faculty of Arts.  Recipients will be chosen on the basis of demonstrated leadership through involvement and participation in university or community organizations, sports activities, or cultural activities and academic standing.  Awards are tenable once.

Applications must include

·  a completed application form

·  a typed resume (two page maximum)

·  one or two typed letters of reference attesting to accomplishments and leadership potential

·  a typed 300 word essay or letter of application describing your role, time commitment, and theleadership value of your involvement and participation in university or community organizations, sports activities, or cultural activities.

Completed applications for this competition must be submitted by 3:00pm on Tuesday May 01, 2018 to:

Undergraduate Student Services,  Faculty of Arts

1-17 Humanities (at east end of the building)

University of Alberta

Edmonton  AB  T6G 2E5

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Shelley Rushford (shelley.rushford@ualberta.ca ).


Prairie Political Science Association: Essay Competition

The Prairie Political Science Association sponsors an annual student essay competition. The same student paper may not be submitted to more than one of the following categories

Categories:

  • Best paper submitted by an undergraduate on any topic
  • Best paper submitted by a graduate student on any topic
  • Best paper submitted by a graduate or undergraduate student addressing politics on the prairies

Eligibility:

  • Students must belong to a university, university-college, or college that is a member of the Prairie Political Science Association
  • Political Science departments that are members of the Prairie Political Science Association may nominate one (1) paper in each category
  • Direct submissions by students will not be accepted

Electronic copies of nominated papers may be submitted using the following email. The subject line must indicate the category of prize for which the paper is to be considered: EssayCompetition@prairiepsa.com

Submission Deadline: TBA 


Stephen and Lynn Mandel Scholarship in Political Science

Value:  Variable (max $2,500)

Criteria:  To be awarded to student(s) with superior academic achievement entering any year of a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science or a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Political Science.  Selection based on academic standing.  Preference given to student(s) enrolled in the Community Engagement and Service-Learning certificate program. 

Deadline:  May 15

Application:  By nomination from the Faculty of Arts.


Alastair & Irma MacLeod Scholarship

Value: 2 @ $1,700 each

Criteria: To be awarded to students with superior academic achievement in Political Science, entering the third or fourth year of studies. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic standing and a demonstrated interest in socialist thought.

Students must:

  • Be registered in a BA program in Political Science and have completed a minimum of 60 units of course work toward their degree.
  • Demonstrate superior academic standing (GPA of 3.5 on a minimum of 24 units of course weight) in the current academic year. Official transcripts must be submitted.
  • Demonstrate an interest in socialist thought.

Application: Students must submit a letter of application (max. 600 words) to the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Political Science.This letter should outline their interest in the questions raised by the tradition of socialist thought.

Deadline: May 15


F.T. Jenner Memorial Prizes in Canadian Studies

Value: variable ($1,500 -$5,000)

Criteria: To be awarded to students with superior academic achievement in Political Science.  Preference will be given to students whose stated intent is the further study of Canadian traditions, culture, and development.

Students must:            

  • Demonstrate superior academic standing (GPA of 3.5 on a minimum of 24 units of course weight) in the current academic year. Official transcripts must be submitted.
  • Demonstrate involvement in Canadian politics and society (community service, political involvement/activism, extracurricular activities, etc.).
  • Demonstrate plans for future studies in Canadian politics and society (in POL S and beyond, at the undergraduate or graduate levels).

Application: Students must submit a letter of application (max. of 600 words) to the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Political Science. This letter should outline how they intend to continue their studies in Canadian politics and society and specify any extracurricular activities and/or community service that reflect the student’s contribution to Canadian politics and society.

Deadline: May 15


Scott Thorkelson Scholarship in the Study of Public Policy and Administration

Award: $900

Criteria: To be awarded to a student with superior academic achievement, entering the third or fourth year of undergraduate study with a major in Political Science. Selection based on demonstrated interest in Public Policy and Administration through: courses completed in the subject, and employment and/or volunteer activities related to either subject.

Students must:

  • Demonstrate superior academic standing (GPA of 3.5 on a minimum of 24 units of course weight) in the current academic year. Official transcripts must be submitted.
  • Demonstrate an interest in Public Policy and Administration through courses completed in the subject and employment and/or volunteer activities related to either subject.
  • Specify how they intend to continue their studies of, or contribution to, Public Policy and Administration.

Application: Students must submit a letter of application (max. of 600 words) to the Associate Chair of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Political Science. This letter should outline their interest and experience in the study of Public Policy and Administration and their plans to continue their studies of, or contribution to, Public Policy and Administration.

Deadline: May 15


Duncan Alexander MacGibbon Medal in Political Science

Award: medal

Criteria: To be awarded to the student graduating from Honors Political Science with Highest Distinction. Official transcripts must be submitted.

Roberta E. McKown Prize

Award: 2 @ $800. each

Criteria: To be awarded annually to a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (AR20) degree in Political Science with the highest grade point average (GPA) in Political Science courses, provided that a minimum GPA is 3.5 is attained. The GPA in this case will be calculated on the basis of all political science courses taken as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Alberta. Official transcripts must be submitted. In the event of a tie, the award will be split between the students.