The Department of Political Science & Public Administration, through the generous support of friends who have established endowments with the UND Alumni Foundation, is able to offer several undergraduate scholarships each academic year.
Recipients must be Political Science or Public Administration majors. Preference is given to students in their junior year, who will be seniors in the next academic year. Other criteria, as specified by the donors, apply to each scholarship. General information is below.
Applications for most UND scholarships are consolidated through the central scholarships site. Declared Political Science and Public Administration (undergraduate) majors will see the department's scholarships as part of their eligibility portfolio. For AY17-18, the scholarships central portal is open from November 1 to March 1.
At this time, no scholarships are available for graduate students in the Master of Public Administration program.
Adrian R. Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Adrian R. Dunn was a UND graduate and champion of education in North Dakota. This scholarship honors his memory. The selected student will be studying Political Science and Communications, with preference given to joint Political Science and Communications majors.
Dr. Ronald Pynn Scholarship
The Dr. Ronald Pynn Scholarship is funded through a gift from retired PSPA faculty member Ron Pynn. The selected student will show excellence and leadership in the study of Political Science or Public Administration. Preference may be given to former North Dakota Girls State delegates or students interested in under-served or under-represented groups.
Milton R. Young Memorial Scholarship
The Milton R. Young Memorial Scholarship honors the late Senator's commitment to North Dakota and is intended to encourage the ideals of public service. The selected student must be a North Dakota resident.