As we begin the Spring semester, we would like to remind students that the deadline for the Scully Scholars Program at the University of Scranton is Feb. 14.
The program is designed to provide University of Scranton students with $6,000 in financial assistance to pursue summer internships in public policy and to honor the memory of long-time professor of history and political science, Timothy H. Scully.
Scholarships are open to full-time University of Scranton students who will have completed at least two full years of study by May 2011. Applicants must have identified a potential summer internship sponsored by a Member of the United States Congress, a congressional committee, a state legislator, a state legislative committee, a federal or state agency (including the White House or a governor’s office), a think tank, a national political party, or a public policy organization.
According to the program application guidelines:
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will determine the number of credit hours to be awarded for the internship. The recipient must submit a paper of scholarly quality, on a public policy subject, during the semester following end of the internship. The paper’s topic must be approved by the chairperson of the University’s Political Science Department, although approval is not required prior to commencement of the internship.
Application and Selection Process:
Every applicant must submit:
• A completed application form, available by contacting Mrs. Gemma Davis (see below), Career Services, or the Political Science Department.
• A brief essay which demonstrates your interest in public policy (no more than two pages, typed and double-spaced).
• An unofficial transcript (available at the Registrar’s Office or on-line).
• Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a University professor.
• A current resume.
• A list of courses you have completed that are relevant to your interest in public policy and the grade earned in each.
• A list of University activities and community engagement activities that you are involved in and any offices or positions held.
The recipient will be awarded a stipend of $6,000 to assist with tuition and living expenses associated with the internship.
A selection panel, consisting of University faculty and alumni, will determine the recipient of the award on an annual basis. Selection is based on academic record, faculty recommendations, and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, Feb. 14.
For more information, or to submit an application, contact:
Mrs. Gemma Davis
O’Hara Hall 414