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Brigham Young University-Hawaii offers academic scholarships based on merit. Students need not apply but are given automatic consideration provided they meet university criteria for consideration. A full explanation of scholarship criteria can be found at https://financialaid.byuh.edu/Merit_Scholarship. 

In addition, the Political Science Department encourages students to consider external opportunities. The Boren Scholarship, in particular, offers students a brilliant opportunity to develop language skills and secure some overseas experience and is administered by Political Science Department faculty at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. 

Our Scholarship Coordinator

Brian Houghton

Brian Houghton

 

External Scholarships

 

Semester in Washington's Scholarship for Native Students

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, including those who have completed their undergraduate degree but have not yet enrolled in a graduate program. NAPLP is made possible by a generous grant from the AT&T Foundation.
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Boren Scholarship

What: "Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, in certain countries ...who are all interested in studying less commonly taught languages ... Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined."

Leadership & the American Presidency (Summer 2016 & Fall 2016) 

This program is centered on helping students advance their own leadership development by examining the leadership journeys of the individuals who have held the office of President. Taught by Dr. Steve Hayward, a presidential historian from Pepperdine University and author of a two-volume biography of Ronald Regan, Dr. Elizabeth Spalding of Claremont Mackenna College, author of The First Cold War: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism, and Dr. Joshua Walker a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund and former Fellow at the US State Department

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

What: "The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection."
Contact: Brian Houghton

Morris K. Udall Fellowship Program

What: In honoring former Arizona Congressman Morris K. Udall, this fellowship desires to help "young Americans to prepare for and pursue careers related to the environment and to Native Americans and Alaska Natives who intend to pursue careers in health care and tribal public policy." Average award amount is $24,000.
Contact: Troy Smith

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

What: This is a foundation that desires to help those who want to become outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution. A maximum of $24,000 award is given; actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.

William E. Simon Fellowship

What: "The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduation college seniors who have demonstarted passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strenthen civil society. In addition, two $5,000 awards are made to two other outstanding students."
Qualifications: Examples of how recipients may use the award include:
Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
Advance their expertise.
Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.

Claremont National Scholars

What: A full tuition scholarship with a $20,000 annual stipend and support Ph.D. study in any of the disciplines offered at Claremont Graduate University
Qualifications: 
Will have performed at the highest levels academically
Will have carried out innovative research that cuts across the disciplines
Will have or expect to have a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. college or university by fall 2010

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships

What: 40 predoctoral, 20 dissertation, and 18 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by this Foundation
Predoctoral: $20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of$2,000 for three years
Dissertation: $21,000 for one year
Postdoctoral: $40,000 for one year, $1,5000 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution
Qualifications:
U.S. citizen or national
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

 

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