Scholarships for Government Majors

Majoring in government can lay the groundwork for a range of careers – from being a journalist to becoming an elected official. First, however, you need to figure out how to pay for school. Luckily, government majors – or aspiring government majors – are eligible for a variety of scholarships offered by nonprofit foundations, industry groups, government agencies and other organizations. Some scholarships for government majors are reserved for graduating high school seniors, while others are open to students currently pursuing a degree. Applicants may need to demonstrate academic excellence by maintaining a minimum GPA. In some cases, financial need or membership in an underrepresented group is considered. Also, applicants may be required to submit an essay and letters or recommendation. Learn more about scholarships available to government majors below.

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  • 10,000
  • 1 Award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
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  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 1.0
Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund Coastal Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • April 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Medicine|Government|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |San Dieguito High School District|Oceanside High School District|Carlsbad High School District|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Government|
  • School (K-12): |Milton Union High School, West Milton, OH|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Future Leaders of Washington State Scholarship The Law Offices of Jason S. Newcombe Washington State Attorneys
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Criminal Justice|Legal|Finance|Government|Politics|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|High school|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
The Ruth Segal Scholarship Foundation for Outdoor Advertising Research and Education (FOARE)
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  • 4,500
  • 1 award
  • June 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Government Affairs|Urban Affairs|Public Affairs|
  • Career: |Outdoor Advertising (Industry)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|Graduate Student|College|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
James B. Pearson Fellowship Kansas Board of Regents
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  • 2,445
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Foreign Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|
  • School (College): |Public University|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
Charles K. and Ola I. Gose Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Civics|Government|Teaching|
  • School (K-12): |Channel Islands High School, Oxnard, CA|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|Camarillo, CA|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
Betty Rendel Scholarship National Federation of Republican Women
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  • 1,000
  • 3 awards
  • Jun-1-2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Economics|Government|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Economics|International Affairs|World Trade|
  • Organization: Sigma Chi (Fraternity)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
John and Agnes McFarlane Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Nursing|Elementary Education|Journalism|Civics|Government|Healthcare|Social Work|Secondary Education|International Relations|Global Studies|International Cooperation|Public Policy|Public Administration|Public Health|Early Childhood Education|Administration of Justice|Physical Assistant|
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited Community College|State College or University|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.0
Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a |Public|Private|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
The Phillip M. Dowd Memorial Scholarship Sacramento Region Community Foundation
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Public Administration|Public Affairs|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Placer, CA|Yolo, CA|Colusa, CA|Sutter, CA|Shasta, CA|Butte, CA|
  • School (College): Attend a |Two-year|Four-year| in |Sacramento, CA|Yuba, CA|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
APIASF /Frances Sonn Nam Memorial Scholarship Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Major: Study |Law|Public Administration|Government Affairs|
  • Residence: |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Asian|Pacific Islander|
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
The Jacques Avent Scholarship Arizona Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • January 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Education|Political Science|Nursing|Business|Criminal Justice|Healthcare|Public Policy|Public Administration|Information Technology|Public Affairs|Urban and Metropolitan Studies|
  • Residence: Live in |Arizona|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
Tari T. Bradford Public Service Fund Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc.
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Political Science|Government|Public Administration|
  • Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Louisiana|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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