Luther Wayne Odom Scholarship Endowment

The Luther Wayne Odom Endowment was established by Mr. Andrew B. Sommerman in memory of Dr. Luther Wayne Odom, a former faculty member of the Department of Political Science at The University of Texas at Arlington. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of proven academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and financial need.

Eligibility Requirements: Full-time active Honors Political Science majors who are making sufficient progress toward their Honors degree (generally, this equates to at least 6 hours per academic year) and/or current active members of Pi Sigma Alpha; 3.2 cumulative GPA

This scholarship is not renewable. Applicants who do not meet the criteria will not be considered.

Honors College
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a Pi Sigma Alpha member?
  2. How many total academic Honors hours have you COMPLETED? (include contracts, designated courses, and cross-listed courses ONLY)
  3. How many academic Honors hours are you currently enrolled in/contracting?
  4. Do you intend to finish the Honors degree requirements, including the Senior Project?
  5. In which semester do you intend to complete your Honors Senior Project (i.e. Spring 2025, Fall 2026, etc.)?
  6. Do you plan to apply for financial aid (by submitting a FAFSA) for 2024-2025?
  7. List all scholarships, grants, and fellowships you have already been awarded for the 2024-2025 academic year. Please include the name, the duration, and the amount for each award.
  8. List any additional sources of funding (e.g. parents, work, loans, etc.) that will be applied toward funding your education and the approximate amount for each one.
  9. Please upload your résumé (2-page maximum). It should include your employment, community service, involvement on and off campus, and any honors/awards. Also note any positions of leadership. Please do NOT list your class schedule or professional references. **DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THIS DOCUMENT!**
  10. Provide the name and email address of a UTA faculty member (not e.g. teaching/graduate assistants) who will submit a letter of recommendation. An email will be sent to him/her with instructions to upload the letter.
  11. Please submit a 1-page single-spaced essay (12 pt font, Times New Roman) discussing your academic, personal, and professional goals. If you are in the Honors College, explain why you should be considered for an Honors College scholarship, specifically. Please mention any involvement you have had in the Honors College and how you have benefited from being an Honors student. **DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME ON THIS DOCUMENT!**
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