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McKelvie Scholarship


McKelvie application deadline: April 1

Important Notes:

Eligibility: Applicants must demonstrate superior scholarship, and evidence of commitment to a career in government, and past, current and/or anticipated future participation in government. For example, past or current participation might include an internship with a public agency. Scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in public service.

Description: The McKelvie Scholarship, offered by the Political Science department of the University of Nebraska, is open to undergraduates and graduates from all U.S. institutions. Twenty scholarships ranging up to $2,000 are awarded each year. The purpose is to promote and strengthen public service leadership in the public sector. "Public service" in this context refers to work and/or a career in government employment. These include but are not confined to local, state, and federal government, employment or careers. In addition to the application form, applicants must submit transcripts of all academic work, a résumé, and two letters of support.

Submit Applications to: please see website for details; do not send to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs

UIC Winners: 2012 - Dartunorro Clark, Cezar Iordan; 2011 - Caitlin McDonald; 2010 - Alex Jakubowich; 2006 - Alaine Kalder, Liat Shetret

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