Deadline to Apply for the Political Science Undergrdaduate Public Service Award

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 11:55pm

Have you made a meaningful contribution to your community or to public service while you have been a student at UW?  If yes, apply for the Sharon Redeker Award for Public Service!

This award recognizes the achievements of graduating Political Science seniors who have performed exceptional service in internships, service learning, volunteering and/or other forms of public service during their time at the University of Washington. It is named for Sharon Redeker who served as the Political Science Department's Academic Services Director for 15 years. Her commitment to citizenship and public service led her to develop the department's internship and service learning programs.

Pol S majors who graduated in summer 2016, autumn 2016, winter 2017, or who applied to graduate in spring or summer 2017 are welcome to apply at Applications are due by Sunday, May 14th, and require two documents:

1) Personal Statement (include your name and email address). Information that is helpful to the selection committee includes understanding why you value public service, why you chose the organization(s) you work(ed) for, how your work contributed to the community, what you learned through your participation, and the linkages you see to your study of political science.
Earning credit for internships or service learning is not required, but if you did earn credit be sure to reference the professors who supervised you.

2) Resume, including your address, phone number and email address

Keep in mind that public service can be defined in many different ways. Competitive applicants will articulate why they engage in public service, why they chose to serve the community (or communities) they have worked in, and they will reflect on their service in light of what they have studied in political science.

The Department expects to notify applicants of it's decisions in late May.

The Redeker Award for Public Service will be presented to the recipient at the Political Science Convocation. It is on Thursday, June 8th, from 10:00 to 11:30am in the HUB Ballroom. Click here for more details about the Convocation, including how to register.

If you have any questions, contact Political Science Advising at or 206-543-1824 or stop by our offices in SMI 215. We look forward to reading your application!

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