The department emails current students with up-to-date information on the John T. Batchelder Scholarship, the Paul B. Henry Congressional Internship, as well as other current scholarships and opportunities for political science students. If you have any questions, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work closely with GVSU's Office of Fellowships to help students compete for national scholarships and fellowships. Consult the Office of Fellowships for detailed information on opportunities related to social sciences, public service, the environment, international study and graduate school.
JOHN T. BATCHELDER SCHOLARSHIP
The political science department is very pleased to offer the Dr. John T. Batchelder scholarship, funded by a generous grant from the Batchelder family. The John T. Batchelder Political Science Scholarship honors John Thayer Batchelder who served as a Grand Valley State University professor until his retirement in 1997.
The main requirements are:
-political science major
-3.3. overall and major GPA
-entering junior year carrying at least 55 credits
-submit a transcript and one page essay
Applications are accepted via GVSU's MyScholarships website:
PAUL B. HENRY CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
Every year the GVSU Department of Political Science runs the Henry Internship competition. The Henry Internship places a GVSU student -- the Henry Scholar -- in the Washington, D.C., offices of one of Michigan's Representatives or Senators during the spring/summer academic session. The Paul B. Henry Foundation pays a stipend of at least $2,000 to defray the costs of travel and living expenses, and interns get academic credit for their work. The GVSU Alumni Association's DC Chapter adds a special dimension to the program through mentorship and support of GVSU interns.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of 55 credits by the end of the Winter semester before the summer and are expected to make a brief presentation about their experiences at GVSU.
JOHN H. LOGIE FELLOWS PROGRAM
The John H. Logie Fellows Program provides an opportunity for Grand Valley Students to contribute to Grand Rapids city government. This program is organized by the Provost's office. More information can be found here.
July 18, 2016
As part of her winter 2016 sabbatical project, Professor Polly Diven spent the month of February teaching and researching in Sri Lanka.
June 28, 2016
PLS interns are working in a variety of offices this summer.
June 08, 2016
Professor Darren Walhof was recognized by the American Political Science Association for his excellence in teaching.
May 23, 2016
Political science graduate Jacob Johnston is joining the Peace Corps.
April 14, 2016
Zac Thiel's paper, "Exploring the Causes of Inequality in Developed Countries" has been selected as the Outstanding Paper written in 2015.
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