James E. Sawyers Memorial Scholarship

James E. Sawyers Memorial Scholarship


This scholarship was created by the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Political Science Department for undergraduate students who are majoring in political science, are at least sophomores, are first generation college students, and have demonstrated financial need.


Recipient will be majoring in Political Science at IUPUI and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students who graduated from high school in Marion County. Because, as part of its mission, Indiana University is committed to diversity, special consideration will also be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

The department bases its selection on superior scholastic achievement, demonstrated potential for intellectual growth, faculty recommendations, and special contributions to the Political Science Department.


There is no student application to fill out. Faculty nominate and select students for this award.  Nominated students will receive an email notification requesting additional information is completed utilizing the One.IU scholarship management system.

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