Department News and Awards
The Department of Political Science confers two awards
which are specifically designed for political science majors.
The John Anthony Brown Scholarship
This memorial endowed scholarship, established in 1979, is awarded in the name of a prominent political scientist, the seventeenth president of Muskingum University.
Dr. Brown served as president of the University from 1974 until his death in 1978. Prior to coming to Muskingum, he held various academic positions, including Vice President at George Washington University, Vice President at Occidental College, and President of Lindenwood College.
This scholarship is awarded each year to a political science student whose performance reflects and exemplifies Dr. Brown's own commitment to academic excellence and intellectual integrity. It is awarded for scholastic merit without regard to financial need.
The Political Science Department annually nominates a student who the Department faculty believes best represents scholarship in the discipline, typically a political science major of junior standing who has achieved the top GPA among the department majors who are juniors in the year the award is presented.
Consideration is taken of both the overall academic merit and the GPA achieved in political science courses.
The award is made to the selected student at the ceremonies of the Muskingum University Scholarship Day, held annually in Spring Term in conjunction with Parents' Weekend.
The Political Science Top Scholar Award
The Political Science Department faculty has created this award for the graduating senior political science major who has demonstrated high interest, commitment, and achievement throughout his or her undergraduate study.
The student has participated in department programs and affairs, has had a continuing curiosity and interest in the affairs of the political world, and has been willing to go beyond the basic assignments in any course to seek further knowledge and experience.
The selected student has demonstrated to the faculty the outstanding professionalism, enthusiasm, ethical commitment, and commitment to learning that reflects the goals of the Department and the University and which portend outstanding accomplishment and potential.