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The Department of Political Science offers five scholarships each fall semester. Selection of award recipients is made by the Department Scholarship Committee and the Department Chair.
The Marcy & Lulu Bodine Sholarship
The Marcy & Lulu Bodine Scholarship honors the first Chair of the Political Science Department at Western Illinois University. It is awarded each year to an outstanding freshman political science major. The Bodine Scholarship provides for a stipend of up to $1000 per year. Applicants must have an ACT score of 27 or above, rank in the top 1/3 of their high school graduating class, and have a declared major of political science. The award is renewable for up to three additional years if the recipient remains a political science major and maintains a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or above.
The Roland P. Burke Scholarship
The Roland P. Burke Scholarship honors a 1968 WIU political science graduate who, throughout his career, was admired for his leadership and compassion and his devotion to public service. Applicants must be of junior standing with a GPA of 3.25 or above with an interest in a career associated with political science or municipal government. The award is renewable for one additional year if the student is making satisfactory progress. Preference will be given to students who are an underrepresented minority with financial need. The Burke Scholarship provides for a stipend of $1000 per year.
The Charles Leonard Scholarship
The Charles A. Leonard Memorial Fund was created in 1991 in memory of Charles Leonard, a professor in the Political Science Department from 1968 until his retirement in 1989. This annual scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding freshman, sophomore, or junior political science major. The annual $750 award is not renewable.
The Don Marshall Scholarship
The Donald L. Marshall Memorial Fund was established in the fall of 1979 in memory of Donald L. Marshall, a professor in the Political Science Department at WIU from 1952 until his death in August of 1979. This Fund supports an annual scholarship awarded to a new transfer student with a declared major in political science. The applicant must be a new entering transfer student, must be a declared political science major, and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from the previously attended institution. This award provides a stipend of up to $1000 and is renewable for a second year if the recipient remains a political science major and maintains a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
The Clarence Neff Scholarship
This scholarship was established in Spring 1989 by the family and friends of former State Representative Clarence E. Neff. The scholarship is shared by the departments of Agriculture and Political Science. The applicant must be a junior, senior or transfer student majoring in political science, must have a GPA of 3.25 or better, and reside in the 17th Congressional District. Financial need will be considered. One award of $500 per year is given in each department and is renewable for a second year if the recipient remains a political science major, maintains a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and continues to reside in the 17th congressional district.