The Political Science Department is proud of our major scholarship winners. The department has had the most winners of any department on campus. The following political science majors or minors have won prestigious national scholarships in recent years:

Fulbright Scholarship:

  • Abigail Miller (2018)
  • Sophia Loveless (2016)
  • Peter Oster (2015)
  • Elena Shomos (2013)
  • Kaley Cook (2013)
  • Lindsey Andersen (2012)
  • Cori Curtis (2011)
  • Laura Roost (2011)
  • Karalyn Brown (2010)
  • Kevin Healy (2010)
  • Rachael Strong (2010)
  • Noushan Noureddini (2007)
  • Jonathon Jones (2005)

Truman Scholarship:

  • Justice Forte (Finalist 2018)
  • Ann Himes (Recipient 2015)
  • Zach Smith (Finalist 2011)
  • Sarah Fech (Finalist 2008)
  • Adam Morfeld (Finalist 2008)
  • Emily Schlichting (Recipient 2011)
  • Jonathon Jones (Recipient 2004)

Marshall Scholarship:

  • Zach Smith (2011)

Critical Language Scholarship:

  • Blair Mills (2018)
  • Zoe Hatfield (2016)
  • Peter Oster (2015)
  • Zach Smith (2012)

Boren Award:

  • Dana Moze-Kadavy (2018)
  • Elena Shomos (2011)
  • Zach Smith (2010)
  • Kevin Healy (2007)

Udall Scholarship:

  • Alex Mallory (2014)

Each year the Political Science Department chooses one or two graduating senior majors as winners of the department’s Outstanding Undergraduate Award. The following students have won this award in recent awards:

  • Jennifer Swenson (2015)
  • David Cossaart (2015)
  • Jackson Pahlke (2014)
  • Margo Berends (2014)
  • Michael Roccaforte (2013)
  • Cynthia Downs (2013)
  • Lane Carr (2012)
  • Ben Kantack (2012)
  • Nicole Starkey (2011)
  • Emily Tunink (2011)
  • Rhianna Needham (2010)
  • Brian Schreck (2010)
  • Adam Morfeld (2009)
  • Collin Paschall (2009)
  • Bub Windle (2008)
  • Amanda Buell (2007)