DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

During the Spring 2016 semester, the below scholarships are available. 

Deadline: All applications and materials are due no later than noon on Monday, April 4, 2016 to Tahoe Hall 3104

College Futures Foundation of California Scholarship – $5,000 (awarded in two disbursements: one in Spring 2016; one in Fall 2016)

EligibilityStudents must the below criteria:

  • 3.3 overall and 3.5 major GPA
  • Government or Government-International Relations major
  • Sophomore, Junior, First Semester Senior, or Graduate Student with at least two semesters left to graduate
  • Financial need is required (see below)
  • Must be enrolled full-time at time of application and award (12 units for undergraduate students, 9 units for graduate students)
  • Completed 6 units of government courses

Application Procedures – Eligible applicants should submit the following:

  • Application
  • 600 word typewritten, double-spaced essay addressing how you have personally overcome challenges to get to this point in your college career, and describing your interest in Government.
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
  • OPTIONAL: one page written explanation of your financial needs

Financial need is required. Applicants must qualify for financial need to be eligible for this scholarship. The department verifies financial need with the Financial Aid office. You must have completed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be eligible for the scholarship. Applicants have the option to submit a one-page written explanation of their financial needs. The Sacramento State Financial Aid office is the only official office that can determine “Financial Need” of any student.

Note: The College Futures Foundation of California’s policy prohibits awarding scholarship funds to the children of, or persons related to, any director or employee of the College Futures Foundation of California. The Foundation policy further prohibits awarding these funds to any relative of an employee, board member or trustee of the University Foundation at Sacramento State.


Christopher Dyer-Bennet Scholarship – $150 (awarded in Spring 2016)

EligibilityStudents must the below criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Government major
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • Participant in a CSUS government-related student group

Application Procedures – Eligible applicants should submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
  • Statement of no more than two double-spaced, typewritten pages explaining how you meet the criteria and discussing your role in the CSUS government-related student group.

Donald R. Gerth Scholarship in Political Science - $300 towards Fall 2016 tuition

EligibilityStudents must the below criteria:

  • Government or Government-IR major
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time at time of application and award (6 units for undergraduate students, 4 units for graduate students)
  • Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • Completed at least 12 semester units in residence at CSUS (excluding units graded CR/NC)
  • 3.0 overall, CSUS and major GPA
  • Must be enrolled in at least one course with the Government Department at time of award

Application Procedures – Eligible applicants should submit the following:

  • Application
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are sufficient)
  • Essay of at least one typewritten double-spaced page stating your expected career objectives.

Financial need may be considered in the selection process; however, it is not determinative.


The Jeff Lustig Memorial Prize - $500 (awarded in Spring 2016)

EligibilityStudents must the below criteria:

  • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12+ units) at CSUS at the time of application and award

Application Procedures – Eligible applicants should submit the following:

  • Application
  • Submit a research paper of 8-20 double-spaced, typewritten pages on social and political theory, university politics, and/or California politics. Revised term papers from undergraduate courses are welcome. Submissions will be assessed with regard to intellectual and literary merit, originality, and critical engagement with questions of both scholarly and political importance.

NON-GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Please visit the College of SSIS's Scholarship page and the Financial Aid page for other scholarship opportunities.