The Department of Political Science invites applications for the Benjamin M. Weissman Memorial Scholarship, honoring our late colleague and supported in large part by the generosity of the Weissman family. 

The scholarship is awarded to a Political Science major who will be a senior in the following academic year. This senior must have completed a minimum of 21 credits in Political Science with no fewer than 12 Political Science credits taken at Rutgers-Newark by the beginning of the academic year.  The scholarship is based entirely on merit, mainly on grades in Political Science and other social science subjects; Applications must include:

(1) A brief statement of no more than 300 words outlining your qualifications for the award, as you perceive them, including relevance of your work in Political Science to your future career plans;

(2) A list of courses you have had in Political Science at Rutgers-Newark and elsewhere, semesters involved, grades received, and instructors (for Rutgers courses);

(3) A statement of significant extracurricular activities;

(4) Names of two instructors in the Rutgers-Newark Political Science Department who can best testify to your qualifications.

Announcement of the recipient will be made in early May

Announcement of the recipient will be made in early May