Howard Penniman Graduate Scholarship
Howard Penniman Scholarships for Graduate Study are awarded annually to up to five members of Pi Sigma Alpha entering graduate school in political science in the upcoming academic year. Nominations must come from the chapter advisors, accompanied by an official application and supporting documents as specified in the program announcement. Nominations are due by May 1st, and the winners are announced by June 15th. Each scholarship is $2,000.
A completed application package should be submitted to the National Office by the candidate's Chapter Advisor, and must include three copies of each of the following (one original and two photocopies are acceptable): Completed individual application form, a statement by the candidate describing his or her involvement in the local chapter and related voluntary activities in the department and/or the university, a statement by the candidate describing how graduate study in political science relates to his or her career goals, a letter of nomination from the nominee's Chapter Advisor, letters of recommendation from two other faculty members, official school transcript, passport-style, black and white photograph of the applicant, not larger than 2" X 3", suitable for publication in the Pi Sigma Alpha Newsletter.