Politics Department Scholarship

An exciting new scholarship opportunity open to first year students planning on studying and majoring in Politics at SMC.

Awards of $13,000 per year awarded to entering first time freshmen for each of four years of consecutive full-time study.

 Initial application process:


Additional Politics Scholarship Application Materials:

  • A letter of recommendation from an individual testifying  to the applicant's interest in politics
  • A personal essay (<750 words) addressing the applicant's interest in politics and providing evidence in the form of personal experience, study, service, or career expectations



The recipient must major in politics and contribute actively to the Department's work.  Such contributions might include assisting faculty research and teaching activities and organizing department events.