Sully Scholarship

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The deadline for the Scully Scholarship has been extended to March 7, 2012.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a student with financial assistance to pursue a summer internship focused on public policy. The scholarship is to honor the memory of long-time professor of history & political science, Timothy Scully.



Application Information for Summer Internship – 2012


Purpose of Program:

To provide University of Scranton students with 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.


All full-time University of Scranton students who will have completed at least two full years of study by May 2012 are eligible.

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.

Academic Requirements:

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 Trish Krisiak (see below), or Career Services.
  • 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.

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 March 7, 2012.


For an application, please email


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