The Deadline for the Sefert, Logue, Heidemann, and Dubetz Scholarships is April 15, 2022

The Dennis Sefert Endowed Scholarship

The Dennis Sefert Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Dennis Sefert graduated from Kent State University in 1965 as a Political Science major with a Bachelors of Arts degree. The endowment was made after his death in 1999. 

 To be considered for this award, download the application form below. Then email your completed form to Dr. Michael Ensley

Recipients

2021 Justin Thompson
2019 John Koleski 
2018 Iris Magertis

John Logue Memorial Scholarship 

John Logue, Professor of Political Science at Kent State University for over 30 years, was the founding director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at KSU. He was deeply committed to promoting economic democracy and saw employee ownership as a means to that end. In his memory, the John Logue Memorial Employee Ownership Scholarship was established. This scholarship has two interrelated purposes: to memorialize Professor Logue's work in promoting economic democracy through employee ownership, and to make higher education more accessible for KSU undergraduates who share some interests in Professor Logue's work, broadly conceived. This scholarship award is to support a junior or senior either serving in a summer internship at a firm, public sector agency or non-profit organization or to assist with tuition during the fall/spring terms. Preference is given to students who will have a summer internship. If doing an internship, the student and the host organization must commit to a minimum of 100 hours during the summer term. The application process for either form of the scholarship requires letters of reference as well as an essay that connects the proposal to values and principles associated with economic democracy, employee ownership or progressive social policies. 

To be considered for this award, download the application and instructions, complete them and email your completed application to Dr. Michael Ensley

Recipients

2019 Maddie Camp
2018 Padraigin O'Flynn

The Erik Heidemann Scholarship

The Erik Heidemann Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a total of three graduate and undergraduate students in the department of Political Science. Dr. Erik Heidemann was a colleague in the department who proved to be a stellar teacher, a committed scholar and an active member of the department during his short time with us. He passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 3, 2013. His parents Marlinda and David Heidemann created this scholarship as a memorial to their son, to support both the undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Political Science.

One merit based scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate an interest in political parties, election, or mass political behavior through the submission of a brief essay. The award will be applied towards the recipient's tuition costs. To be considered for this award, download the application form below.  Then email your completed form to Dr. Michael Ensley

Two scholarships will be awarded to graduate students. Preference shall be given to students who can demonstrate an interest in political parties, election, or mass political behavior through the submission of a brief essay. The award will cover the costs of attendance and presentation at an academic conference. 

Recipients

2021 Elizabeth Clark, Ikhsan Darmawan, & Megan Odell-Scott
2019 Allise Vannater & David Austin

Shirley Robb Dubetz Endowed Scholarship

The Shirley A. (Robb) Dubetz endowment was established in 1991. This award will be made to a Political Science major and Pre-law minor senior on the basis of leadership, personal achievement and financial need. 

To be considered for this award, download the application and instructions, complete them and email your completed application to Dr. Michael Ensley

                                                   Recipients

2021 Keaton Grabarczyk
2019 Alycia Berry  

Dr. Tom Hensley Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Thomas Hensley dedicated several decades of involvement and influential teachings as a professor in the Department of Political Science at Kent State University. Dr. Hensley’s teachings and studies specialized in civil liberty and law. His son, Brad, created this scholarship in honor of the invaluable impact his father has made on students, the university, and his community. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a Kent State University undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. The scholarship is based on merit and the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.4. 

An award in the amount of $1,200 will be made in the fall semester. The scholarship may be applied to any of the following costs associated with attending Kent State University: tuition, room and board, fees, travel expenses, and books and supplies.

To be considered for this award, download the application and instructions, complete them and email your completed application to Dr. Michael Ensley


Col. Thomas J. Hogan Endowed Scholarship

The Col. Thomas J. Hogan Endowed Scholarship was established to support students pursuing a degree in Political Science. Col. Hogan graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Political Science in 1956. To be eligible for the scholarship you must be a Kent State University student in their junior year of study majoring in Political Science, with a GPA of at least 3.0 and the demonstration of financial need as determined by a FAFSA form filed with the Office of Student Financial Aid. First preference will be given to a student who is an Army ROTC Cadet.

An award in the amount of $1000 will be made in the fall semester. The award may be applied to any of the following costs associated with attending Kent State University: tuition, room and board, fees, and books and supplies.

To be considered for this award, download the application and instructions, complete them and email your completed application to Dr. Michael Ensley


Vernon and Barbara Sykes Endowment Fund/Columbus Program Scholarship

This award is to support students participating in the Columbus Program. The awards are based on the following criteria: Participation in the Columbus Program, demonstrate financial need, academic merit and demonstrates leadership on-campus and in the community.

ContactWendy Patton

Alpha Phi alpha Fraternity Inc./ eta tua lambda chapter/ Columbus program scholarship

To assist students participating in the Columbus Program. The recipients shall be selected with preference given to the following criteria: *Student from an underrepresented population *Demonstrated financial need *Academic merit *Participation into the Columbus Program. Contact Wendy Patton

Jack Gargan/ Columbus Program Scholarship

To support students participating in the Columbus Program Preference will be given based on the following criteria: *Participation in the Columbus Program *Demonstrated Financial need *Academic merit *Student demonstrated leadership on-campus and in the community. The fund shall be directed to tuition and fees.

Contact Wendy Patton