Scholarships

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: plsdept@gvsu.edu.  

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 John T. Batchelder scholarship is funded by a generous grant from the Batchelder family. The scholarship honors Dr. 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:

https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/5065

 

ADAM M. MALSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Timothy R. Zeeb, who graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 2002 with a major in International Relations and minors in Political Science and German, has established the Adam M. Malson Memorial Scholarship in honor of his dear friend and fallen hero, 1st Lieutenant Adam M. Malson. 

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a student in Political Science or International Relations with the cost of their education. To qualify for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) with a major in Political Science or International Relations
  • Student should be making university Satisfactory Academic Progress standards
  • Preference will be given to students with military service

Applications are accepted via GVSU's MyScholarships website:

https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/6588

 

THE GV IN DC SCHOLARSHIP

The GV in DC Endowed Scholarship, a joint project of the DC Alumni Chapter and the Political Science Department, helps Grand Valley students study and intern in Washington, D.C. Our partnership with the Washington Center is just one of the ways that current students can pursue unique learning opportunities and continue their professional development in our nation's capital.

To qualify students must:
*be accepted for or currently enrolled at GVSU
*be an undergraduate student
*be enrolled in a University-approved internship opportunity in Washington, DC.
*be making satisfactory academic progress according to the norms established by the University and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Preference will be given to candidates who are the first in their family to earn a four year degree (a first generation student). Financial need may be considered but is not required, and shall be demonstrated by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to myScholarships for more information and to apply. 

 

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.

Applications are accepted via GVSU's MyScholarships website:

https://gvsu.academicworks.com/opportunities/4218

 

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.

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Events

The British Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) Information Session: Fellowships for Graduate Study

May 25, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study...

Is Graduate School Right for Me?

May 26, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

You’ll learn practical tips on how to prepare for grad school, how to enhance your grad application and profile, and, hopefully, answer the question is graduate school right for me. Whether...

Fall Deadline Fellowships: Scoville, PPIA Summer Seminar, CLS, JET, DAAD, CBYX

June 1, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Many door-opening opportunities have fall deadlines - for a sample of these, join us as we explore fellowships for undergraduates and for alumni that have fall deadlines. You'll want to be working...

Graduate Fellowships for Foreign Service Information Session: Payne, Rangel, Pickering

June 2, 2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency...

The British Awards (Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes) Information Session: Fellowships for Graduate Study

June 8, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to fifty Scholars are selected each year to study...

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