The Department will select yearly winners for each award by March 15. The value of the awards is between $150‐$500.
Sam B. McAlister Outstanding Graduate Student in Political Science
Department of Political Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant
Department of Political Science Outstanding Teaching Fellow
Department of Political Science Outstanding Research Assistant
Pender Award for Best Graduate Paper in Political Science
Toulouse Dissertation Award: This award recognizes individuals whose dissertation makes a significant contribution to their field of study. It is open to recent doctoral graduates and doctoral students who have completed their dissertation for spring graduation, and is awarded by UNT's Toulouse Graduate School. Learn more and apply here.
The Department of Political Science offers several funding opportunites through Graduate Scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply for a scholarship, please fill out this form and return it to the Department of Political Science by February 15th, 2024.
The following scholarships will be selected by the faculty of Political Science.
For scholarship committee timeline, please click here
THE CHARLDEAN NEWELL GRADUATE POLITICAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP
A fund to honor Dr. Charldean Newell, and to provide scholarships for graduate students in American Government and Politics, including Public Law and Public Policy, at the University.
THE MCALISTER SOCIETY FUND
To honor Dr. Sam McAlister, chairman of the political science department at the University for over 30 years. The purpose of the fund is to support qualified incoming graduate students.
THE C. NEAL AND CAROL TATE PHD FUND FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE
A fund to honor Dr. C. Neal Tate, faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Dean of the Graduate School, and Mrs. Carol Tate. The purpose of the fund is to support qualified graduate students.
For University-wide funding, please see Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.