Scholarships and Awards
For more information on how and when to apply for these scholarships and awards, please e-mail the Department Chair, Dr. Atta Ceesay. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be alerted to application deadlines via the department's email distribution list.
Special Political Science Award
The selection criteria used for this award include academic performance, dedication to learning, and general interest in political science.
Outstanding Student in Political Science Award
Selection criteria include academic performance, dedication to learning, aptitude for scholarship, and potential for a successful career.
David Bullough Memorial Award
This award was established by former Natural and Social Sciences Dean Dr. Vernon Bullough in memory of his late son. The selection criteria include academic performance, scholarly ability, and purposeful community involvement.
Raymond P. Stone Memorial Award
The Political Science Department established this award in memory of our late colleague, Dr. Raymond P. Stone, Professor of Political Science. Dr. Stone served this department throughout the 1960s and 1970s, teaching public law courses as well as other political science courses. He was a highly respected member of the department and the college community. He left a lasting impression on hundreds of Buffalo State alumni, especially those who went on to practice law.
Selection criteria include academic performance, dedication to learning, and a demonstrated commitment to pursue a law career.
Dr. Keith P. Henderson Scholarship
MPA students are invited to apply for the Dr. Keith Henderson Scholarship early in the spring semester. The department sends out an email with application information and deadlines to all MPA students.
The scholarship is awarded at the Public Service Recognition Week Ceremony (in April) based on a combination of GPA and community engagement.
Outstanding MPA Project/Thesis Award
Presented at the Public Service Recognition Week Conference for Outstanding MPA Project/Thesis from the previous academic year.
Outstanding MPA Alumni Award
Presented at the Public Service Recognition Week Conference.