Legislative Fellowship Program for Veterans

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are now seeking candidates to serve as VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows in 2018.

Selected VFW-SVA Legislative Fellows will be flown to Washington, D.C., to participate in the VFW National Legislative Conference, March 4 – March 9, 2018, where they will walk the halls of Congress, educating their legislators on the issues facing today’s student veterans alongside mentors selected from the VFW National Legislative Committee. Fellows will also have additional opportunities to meet with policy-makers from federal agencies responsible for implementing veterans’ policy, as well as reporters who cover military and veterans’ affairs.

Applications are due by October 20th, 2017.

For more information and applications, go to https://www.vfw.org/studentfellowship.  

Fulbright US Student Program Now Accepting Applications

The Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) is open to those graduating in December 2017 or May 2018, currently enrolled graduate students, and alumni of UW-Madison.

FUSP recipients pursue graduate or professional study, conduct independent research, or teach English in elementary and secondary schools or universities around the world. Each year, approximately 1,500 Americans from all disciplines & backgrounds travel to more than 130 countries, fully supported by Fulbright (FUSP).

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Drop in Fulbright US Student Program Open House

The drop-in open house for those interested in the Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) is on Friday, May 5th at 10:00 AM in 336 Ingraham Hall. If you have specific questions about FUSP, the application process, or your particular interests, stop by to talk with the campus Fulbright Program Advisor. The FUSP 2018-19 competition opened on April 3; campus deadline for applications is 11:59 AM Monday, September 11, 2017.

Stanoch Student Research Support Program

The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during the summer. One undergraduate student per year would receive a stipend to work with a faculty mentor on a faculty research project. The Scholar will be expected to work half time on the research project (about 20 hours per week across ten weeks) and will be required to send a summary of the research completed to the Stanoch Family.

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Steve Brenton Health Policy Scholar Award

The Steve Brenton Health Policy Scholar Award provides support to an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. Eligible candidates must be a declared Wisconsin resident, Political Science major with sophomore or higher status, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students interested in health policy. Applicants will be encouraged in their application letter to discuss any coursework, internships, employment, or research they have done related to health care policy. Applicants will also write a short essay (1000-3000 words) responding to a question/topic on a health care policy issue. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Stanoch Family Scholarship

The Stanoch Family Scholarship is established by UW political science alumnus John Stanoch. The scholarship will support a student with financial need, preferably from Minnesota. The scholarship amount is $500. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Judith Hicks Stiehm Award

The Judith Hicks Stiehm Award is to provide support to an undergraduate studying studying political science (not necessarily a major), to be used for tuition or to provide funding for an opportunity that will enhance learning (e.g., internship, travel, or research); preference to Wisconsin resident; award based on significant financial need; awardee must have at least a C+ average. The application must include evidence of financial need. Including your financial aid award statement is helpful, but only an explanation of financial need is necessary.  If you wish to use the award for funding research or some other opportunity, you must provide a brief (no more than one page) description of your project/opportunity with your application. If you are working with a faculty sponsor or university program, please include that information as well. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Philip J. Schemel Award

The Philip J. Schemel Award is awarded to a non-resident student with financial need. The application must include evidence of financial need.  The financial aid award statement or an explanation of financial need is acceptable evidence.  Preference is for a student from New York or Connecticut, but all non-resident students will be considered. If a qualifying non-resident student can NOT be found, then the award will go to a student from Wisconsin. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Elaine C. Davis Prize

The Elaine C. Davis Prize is an annual award of varying amount (approximately $1,000.00). It is awarded by the UW-Madison Political Science Department to a senior political science major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and leadership in campus and/or community affairs. The awardee must have a record of demonstrating intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship, and an appreciation of the world outside her or himself. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.