Departmental Scholarships

Angie Greene Memorial Scholarship

This is generally a full-tuition scholarship named in honor of Angie Greene who majored in this department, and then served as Special Assistant to Governor Ned McWherter before being killed in the Value Jet crash in Florida in 1996.

Applications are received through March each year, and preference is given to upper-division students majoring in Political Science or Government and Public Administration, or to students with a demonstrated record of public service. Demonstrated financial need is also a criterion. Full-time students who wish to be considered must submit a brief written paper and resume demonstrating the qualities and circumstances which qualify them for the scholarship.

Lewis Maiden Scholarship

Maiden scholarships were funded by their namesake, Lewis Maiden, who taught in this department for many years. These are limited awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 per academic year, and depending on available funds, up to five our six students can benefit from this fund in any given year.

Applications are received through March each year, and recipients should be majors in the department. Demonstrated classroom ability along with conscientiousness and financial need constitute the criteria for this award. Full-time students who wish to be considered must submit a brief written paper explaining the qualities and circumstances which qualify them for the scholarship.