Department of Political Science Awards and Scholarships

489 Collins Classroom Center
Contact: Department of Political Science
Phone: 715-346-2688

High-achieving students in the Political Science program are eligible for many significant awards and scholarships thanks to generous support from our alumni, friends, and corporate partners. In late March, information and an application form are emailed to all majors and recipients are notified by letter prior to the end of the spring semester. All award and scholarship selections are determined by the Political Science Scholarship Committee. 

Scholarship​ ​Criteria For Eligibility
Professor Cates Alumni Award
Amount varies
Outstanding junior political science or public administration and policy analysis major.
Awarded: Spring
Mark Cates Political Science Scholarship
Amount varies
​Outstanding junior political science major.
Awarded: Spring
Richard Christofferson Public Service Award
Amount varies
​Outstanding political science major interested in public service. Sponsored by the Richard Christofferson family.
Awarded: Spring
Jean Mielke/Aaron Kramer Scholarship
Amount varies
​Outstanding sophomore or junior from Fond du Lac County.
Awarded: Spring
Political Science Scholarship
Amount Varies
​Upper division political science or public administration and policy analysis major.
Awarded: Spring
Wisconsin Elks Scholarship
Amount Varies
​Political science major.
Awarded: Spring