UCM has many financial assistance programs that can lower the cost of a quality university education. Approximately 70 percent of our student body receives one or more types of financial assistance. Many scholarships, available through the UCM Foundation, are funded by gifts from alumni and friends. Learn about Foundation scholarships and use our new online system, MoCents, to apply.
Political Science Awards
Every Spring the Political Science Department give awards to the Outstanding Senior in Political Science, the Outstanding Non-Traditional Senior in Political Science, and the Outstanding Senior in International Studies. Winners receive a certificate and a monetary award (usually $250). Additionally, winners' names will be added to the respective Outstanding Senior plaque honoring prior winners of these awards. These plaques, and applications for these awards, can be found in the Government, International Studies, and Languages office in Wood 203.
The Walt Hicklin Government and Public Service Scholarship
The scholarship is $1,500 and is awarded to one male and one female student each year and can be renewed a maximum of two times for undergraduate study, funds permitting. To qualify for this scholarship, students must 1) have a minimum of 24 credit hours completed at UCM at the time first scholarship payment is awared and each year in which the scholarship is renewed, 2) have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.50 throughout the period for which the scholarship is awarded, and 3) be pursuing an academic program in preparation for a career in public service. Applications can be found in the Political Science Department office, Wood 203.
Robert A. and Edith M. Young Scholarship in Political Science
This is an endowed scholarship that is offered through the UCM Foundation for a student pursuing a degree in political science. The scholarship honors Robert and Edith Young, the parents of Professor James V. Young, and continues to receive contributions from the Young family. The amount of the award, approximately $2,500, has steadily increased making it one of the largest private scholarships available at the University of Central Missouri. Students must 1) be a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing at UCM, 2) be pursuing a degree in Political Science, 3) be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character, and 4) show promise of leadership and academic ability in the field of Political Science. Applications can be found in the Political Science Department office, Wood 203.
The Robert E. Kallenbach Scholarship in Political Science
This scholarship is endowed by the Jessamine S. Kallenbach Charitable Trust and is offered through the University of Central Missouri Foundation for students majoring in Political Science.The scholarship honors Robert E. Kallenbach, a graduate of Central Missouri State Teachers College who earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Missouri and became a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There are usually three students who win this scholarship, and the amount of the award is typically $800 per scholarship.
Helen Louise Campbell Richards Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded every third year to a political science major. This is an endowed scholarship and the award depends on the actual availability of interest on the original endowment established by Robert N. Campbell and his sons Robert T. and Michael J. Campbell to honor Helen Louise Campbell Richards. To apply for this scholarship, students must 1) be a full-time junior student in good academic standing at UCM, 2) be pursuing a degree in political science, mathematics, or computer information systems, 3) be worthy, deserving, and of good moral character, 4) show promise of leadership and academic ability in the field of political science, mathematics, or computer information systems, 5) be of Christian faith, 6) be a citizen of the United States, 7) have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0, and 8) not have a police record (other than minor traffic violation) and shall not have been involved in any disciplinary action with authorities of UCM. Applications can be found in the Political Science Department office, Wood 203.