The Rusty Simonds Award Fund

This scholarship is named for Arthur P. (Rusty) Simonds, an expert in political theory and member of the Political Science Department at UMB for over thirty years. Rusty was an inspiration and a beloved figure to many in the UMB community. Named in his honor, this award is given to an outstanding UMB junior or senior who demonstrates an interest in political theory and who intends to pursue an advanced degree. In rare circumstances and depending on the quality of the applicant pool, the award is given to an outstanding recent alumna or alumnus who is already in an advanced degree program.

For further information, please consult the department flyer at

Up to $4,766
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your current resume
  2. Please address why you are interested in political theory, or explain who your favorite political theorist is and why. (500-600 word essay)