The Viola M. Smith Young Endowed Scholarship

Who may recieve this scholarship?

Students interested in:

  • B.A. or B.S. in History
  • B.A. or B.S. in Political Science
  • MBA with an emphasis in Public Admininistration and Policy
  • M.A. in History

Eligibility

With final recommendations coming from the academic departments, all scholarship recipients must meet the following  minimum qualifications. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis.

  Incoming Freshmen Currently Enrolled
Undergraduates
Graduate Students
Residency Cole County Cole County Cole County
Cumulative GPA 3.0 high school GPA to apply;
3.25 to maintain
3.25 Cum GPA to apply;
3.25 to maintain
Admission to Graduate
School with 3.25 GPA to
maintain
Demonstrated Leadership
Qualities
3 letters of support 3 letters of support 3 letters of reference; can
be the same ones submitted
as part of the graduate
application packet
Letter of interest or intent Yes Yes Yes

Internships

One-semester Jefferson city-based internship scholarships in the amount of $1,000 are available for the following courses:

PAD 590 PAD 595
PSC 499/599 HIS 499/591

One-semester out-of-state internship scholarships in the amount of $5,000 are available.

Students receiving the Viola M. Smith Young Scholarship for the major are not eligible to receive the scholarship if they are awarded the $5,000 out-of-state internship scholarship for study in the U.S. or abroad.

Students recceiving the Viola M. Smith Young Scholarship for the major are not eligible for the one-semester field study award.

Available Scholarships

Undergraduate

  • Up to ten(10) four-year scholarships for incoming freshmen and continuing students majoring in History or Political Science.
  • Scholarships approximately $6,000 per year.
  • Scholarships are renewable for up to eight(8) semesters
  • Students must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and be in good standing with the university.
  • Students who meet the requirements but who have other sources of funds may apply for a partial scholarship of up to $1,500.

Graduate

  • Up to four(4) graduate scholarships of up to $4,600 each are available.
  • Two(2) scholarships to students enrolled in the M.B.A. program with Public Adminstration emphasis.
  • Two(2) scholarships to studnets enrolled in the Master of History.

 

Click here to download the Viola Smith Young Endowed Scholarship Brochure

Click here to download the Viola Smith Young Endowed Scholarship Application