Scholarships & Awards
The following awards are determined by the Awards Committee (no application necessary)
The Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship fund was established as a memorial to the late Robert L. Kline (1942-1993) through a generous donation by Mrs. Robert L. Kline and family. Dr. Kline joined the faculty of the Department of Government in 1969, and served as Chair of the department from 1986 until his death. The Scholarship provides continued recognition of Dr. Kline’s service to the Commonwealth, the University, and the Department of Government.
The Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship award is at least $500.00 per semester, for two semesters. All amounts awarded will be applied directly toward the payment of the award recipient’s tuition or other approved academic expenses at EKU. Renewal is subject to the annual application process. The recipient will be announced on or about April 15 and the money will be available for the following Fall and Spring semesters.
- Recipients of the Robert L. Kline Memorial Scholarship must be enrolled at EKU
- The Recipient must be, and must continue to be, enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in one of the degree programs offered by the Department of in Government (Political Science, Paralegal, Public Administration) throughout the term of the award.
- The recipient must be at least a second semester student. Graduate students are eligible if they have taken no more that 21 hours.
- The applicant must demonstrate good character, social responsibility, commitment to service to others, and promise of high academic achievement.
SANDRA FRALEY SCHOLARSHIP
Ms. Sandra Fraley established this undergraduate award in 2016. She was a graduate of the EKU Paralegal Science program in 1987 and later received a Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky. She credited her strong undergraduate foundation for her success. The award is given each spring to a major in Paralegal Science from Ms. Fraley’s home in Eastern Kentucky to encourage future success in the profession of law. The award consists of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.
This award is given each spring to a student in the Political Science program in recognition of outstanding scholarship in Normative Political Theory. The award consist of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.
This award is given each spring to a student in the Political Science program in recognition of outstanding scholarship in International and/ or Comparative Politics. The award consist of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.
General Lloyd established this undergraduate scholarship in 1975 while he was acting chairman of the Department of Political Science. (now the Department of Government) He joined the department in 1973 as a Lecturer and served until 1978 when he reached retirement age. During his association with the Department of Political Science, Arthur enjoyed his contacts with students. His interest in them was shown in his establishment of the Lloyd Scholarship. This award is given each spring to a student in the Political Science program in recognition of outstanding scholarship in Political Science, contributions to the program, and high potential for future excellence. The award consist of a $1000 prize and a certificate of achievement.
JANET PATTON AWARD
The award honors Dr. Patton's contributions and commitment to the MPA program. This award is given each spring to a recent graduate or graduating student in the MPA program in recognition of outstanding scholarship in public administration, contributions to the MPA program, and high potential for excellence in public service. The award consists of a modest stipend and a certificate of achievement.
FREDERIC D. OGDEN SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Ogden came to EKU in 1961 to establish the Department of Political Science (now Department of Government). In 1965 he became the first Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and served in that position until 1979. The Ogden's endowed the Frederic D. and Jessie C. Ogden Scholarship to be awarded annually. The award honors Dr. Ogden's contributions and commitment to Eastern Kentucky University and to the Department of Government. It honors an outstanding junior or senior in Political Science and provides a $500 scholarship. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 and must demonstrate financial need.
MPA Greatest Need Scholarship
The MPA Greatest Need Scholarship was created in 2018 from foundation funds for the purpose of supporting MPA students in developing their careers and educations through hands-on and practical activities. The funds are designated for any greatest need of the MPA program, including but not limited to:
- Assistance to MPA Students for hands on learning, travel, and experiential learning
- Professional Development of MPA students, faculty, and staff
- Publicity, Promotion, and Events of the MPA program
- Equipment, Supplies, and other improvements than enhance the ability of the MPA to deliver academic programs.
The Greatest Need Scholarship is operated on an as needed basis. Students wishing to apply for funds must ask a faculty member to sponsor their request, and then complete an application and return it to the chair of the Scholarship Committee.
PI SIGMA ALPHA AWARD
This award is given by the Pi Sigma Alpha chapter and honors a Political Science student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and who has contributed to the department through involvement in departmental activities. The award consists of a certificate of achievement.