Alumni & Giving

Giving

Alumni and friends are an integral part of the Department of Political Science. You can now donate to the department in any amount through our secure website. A donation to the Department of Political Science Gifts Fund or the Office of Participatory Democracy Gifts Fund provides us with maximum impact in responding to our greatest needs. For more information about giving, please visit the College of Arts and Science Development Office.

Donations are accepted for each of the scholarships and awards listed below. Please feel free to donate by using MU’s secure “Giving to Mizzou” webpage, and utilizing the "Gift Instructions" box to list the name(s) of any and all scholarships you would like make a donation towards.

Undergraduate Student Awards

William L. Bradshaw Scholarship: The William L. Bradshaw Scholarship is awarded from funds contributed by the family and friends of William Bradshaw, a member of the Political Science faculty for from 1927-1961 and dean of the School of Business and Public Administration from 1946-1961. Dean Bradshaw taught Missouri government and politics, conducted research on local government in Missouri, and served on the Columbia City Council as a delegate to the convention that wrote our present constitution.

Jeffrey D. Byrne Scholarship: Jeffrey D. Byrne earned a BA degree in Political Science in 1983. He is President and CEO of Jeffrey D. Byrne and Associates, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm with consultants in Kansas City and four other offices throughout the United States. The firm specializes in capital and endowment campaigns. This scholarship endowment was created in 2007 to benefit graduate and undergraduate students within the Political Science Department.

J.G. Heinberg Scholarship: The Heinberg Scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the family and friends of J.G. Heinberg, a member of the faculty from 1926-1953. Professor Heinberg taught and did research in the fields of comparative government and political theory.

Kalleberg Family Memorial Scholarship: The Kalleberg Family Memorial Scholarship was established by Arthur L. and Joan M. Kalleberg, along with family and friends. Arthur Kalleberg, a Byler Distinguished Professor and Frederick A. Middlebush Chair, served as a member of the Political Science faculty from 1961 until his retirement in 1994. He and Joan were married for 50 years.

Michael A. Kinney Scholarship: The Michael A. Kinney Scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the friends of Michael Kinney, who served  for more than 50 years as State Senator from the City of St. Louis. At the time he retired, he was recognized as having the longest service of  any state legislator in the nation.

Carol Raulston Scholarship: The Carol Raulston Scholarship was established from endowment funds provided in 2014 by the National Mining Association in memory of Carol Raulston, Senior Vice President, Communications of the National Mining Association for 11 years. Carol held a Master’s of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri as the one student per year selected from Missouri for a National Defense Act Scholarship. One or more annual scholarships are given to students in the Political Science Department that have demonstrated an interest in the public and political representation of business and industry in America.

Robin Remington Scholarship: Professor Robin Remington was the first woman Political Science faculty member in the department and taught comparative politics from 1974 to 2000. The Robin Remington Scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in Political Science. The graduate award assists first-year students whose program of study includes conflict resolution and negotiation, civil-military relations, or women and political power.  The undergraduate award recognizes a nominated research paper or essay on these subjects.

James E. Schaperkotter Scholarship: The James E. Schaperkotter Scholarship is given from funds in memory of Jim Schaperkotter, an outstanding former Political Science major who received his law degree from Duke Law School, to an eminent student who plans to attend law school.

Graduate Student Awards

J.G. Heinberg Scholarship: The Heinberg Scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the family and friends of J.G. Heinberg, a member of the faculty from 1926-1953. Professor Heinberg taught and did research in the fields of comparative government and political theory.

Wallace/Remington Graduate Research Scholarship: The Paul Wallace and Robin Remington Graduate Research Scholarship provides resources for a graduate student to engage in a policy relevant research project that focuses on issues of international regional security.

Jeffrey D. Byrne Scholarship: Jeffrey D. Byrne earned a BA degree in Political Science in 1983. He is President and CEO of Jeffrey D. Byrne and Associates, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm with consultants in Kansas City and four other offices throughout the United States. The firm specializes in capital and endowment campaigns. This scholarship endowment was created in 2007 to benefit graduate and undergraduate students within the Political Science Department.

Bryan L. Forbis Award: In honor of Bryan’s dedication to academic studies and devotion to public service, the University of Missouri Political Science Department has established an enduring memorial in the form of a scholarship to be awarded annually to a student studying American politics and public policy. A committed Mizzou alumnus and an enthusiastic scholar, Bryan had a distinguished career in Missouri government serving in a number of state agencies.

Robin Remington Award: Professor Robin Remington was the first woman Political Science faculty member in the department and taught comparative politics from 1974 to 2000. The Robin Remington Scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students in Political Science. The graduate award assists first-year students whose program of study includes conflict resolution and negotiation, civil-military relations, or women and political power.  The undergraduate award recognizes a nominated research paper or essay on these subjects.

Edith Taylor Therrien Award: The Edith Taylor Therrien Scholarship is awarded to highly accomplished women graduate students or to outstanding scholars studying women and politics at the University of Missouri.  This scholarship was established in memory of the grandmother of Professor Emeritus Robin Remington, from funds provided by her family.

Dean L. Yarwood Award: The  Dean L. Yarwood Scholarship was established as an award for graduate and undergraduate students of Political Science who have an emphasis in either Public Policy and  Administration or American Politics. While at MU, Professor Yarwood taught courses in the areas of Public Administration and Politics of Bureaucracy.  He was a member of the Political Science faculty from 1967 until his retirement in 2000. 

David M. Wood Excellence in Political Science Research Award: The David  M. Wood Excellence in Political Science Research Award was established to recognize the scholarly contributions of Professor Emeritus  David M. Wood, and to encourage outstanding research effort by graduate students in Political Science at MU.  David M. Wood is a distinguished scholar who served as a member of the MU Department of Political Science for over 40 years. He retired  in 2001.

Missouri Excellence In Political Science Teaching Award: This award is presented to one or two outstanding graduate students for instruction, including teaching independent sections, leading discussion sections, or other particularly notable instructional service. The first award was given in Spring 2005.

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2016 PhD grads Marc Polizzi, Zack Bowersox, Rebecca Miller, and Chris Patane

2016 PhD grads Marc Polizzi, Zack Bowersox, Rebecca Miller, and Chris Patane