Irving Dawson Endowment for Political Science

College of Liberal Arts – Political Science As a means of honoring highly regarded former faculty member and department chair Dr. Irving Owen Dawson, his friends and family created an endowment in his name. The endowment’s objective is to provide academic scholarships for Political Science majors and to help recruit and retain qualified political science students. The Scholarship Advisory Committee makes the ultimate determinations of awardees and amounts. Any UTA political science major may apply. The award may be used for tuition, fees, and books. All awardees will be referred to as Dawson Scholars. All other factors being equal, preference will be given to members of Pi Sigma Alpha and students with a focus in Public Policy/Public Administration.

College of Liberal Arts - Political Science
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have a focus in Public Policy/Public Administration?
  2. Are you a Pi Sigma Alpha member?
  3. What experiences have you had to exercise leadership? Please describe how you have been an effective leader.
  4. List membership and involvement in student organizations, honor societies, intercollegiate sports and other professional or community organizations.
  5. Do you have a focus focus in International Relations or Comparative Politics?
  6. Are you a member of SOPA?
  7. Please submit an essay outlining your major academic accomplishments; your long term educational and/or career goals, your involvement in learning beyond the classroom through such examples as individualized research, service learning, experiential learning, international education, internships, and the like.
  8. A letter of recommendation is optional. You may hand deliver your letter of recommendation to the Political Science Department or have it emailed to Are you submitting a letter of recommendation?
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