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Political Science Scholarship:

Darlene & Orville D. Menard Scholarship

UNO undergraduates majoring in political science who will be seniors in the upcoming academic year are invited to apply for the Darlene & Orville D. Menard Scholarship. The scholarship was established by the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1999 to honor retiring Professor Orville D. Menard.  Dr. Menard, the recipient of UNO’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1971 and the Chancellor's Medal in 1988, agreed to lend his and his wife’s names to a scholarship to be awarded to a political science major entering the senior class. 

Applications are due by April 1st, clearly labeled and submitted to the department secretary, Maryann Gamble.  Students should submit the application form, a 1-2 page statement of their qualifications for the scholarship and a résumé.  List the names and addresses of two appropriate professional references (i.e., department faculty for academic achievement and research involvement; service organization supervisors or faculty advisors for service).  Transcripts need not be submitted as the awarding committee will have access to these. 

The Menard Scholarship will be awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement, without regard to financial need. Applications should include political science courses taken and grades, GPA, awards and scholarships, research, papers and publications; campus and community activities relevant to the academic program, leadership positions held, internships, and other scholarly activities.

The scholarship is for $2,000. Please click here for application form.

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