Department of Political Science

West Chester University

Contact Info:
Tara Easterling
205 Ruby Jones Hall

Scholarship Opportunities for Political Science Students


  • Mayo Scholarship: Dr. Kennedy  administers this award.
  • Outstanding Senior Paper and Research Award, $250.00. Dr. Schnell administers this award
  • John Shea Outstanding Junior Award in International Relations, $250.00. Dr. Loedel handles this award.

College Wide:

  • D.T. Marrone Scholarship (Law School, $1,000, administered by Dr. Sandra Tomkowic, Pre Law Advisor – April dates.
  • Lewis Marshall – planning/policy focus; internship within township or Chester County government, adminstered by Dr. Dottie Ives Dewey in Geography, nominate someone in November/December of each year.

University Wide

  • Woman, non-traditional scholarship (Swan Scholarship/Award)
  • Swope Scholarship
  • Leadership awards for undergraduates (check with Student Affairs)

The Harrisburg Internship Semester (THIS)

  • Competitively selected each year (2 students, one per semester); Stipend each semester that nearly covers all tuition and room/board.

National (these are all searchable)

  • Truman Scholarship
  • Finnegan Scholarship
  • James Madison Scholarship
  • Alejandro Reyes Scholarship, Sophomores/Juniors studying Latin American Studies