The David C. Knapp Political Science Scholarship

This scholarship is named for David C. Knapp, a former Political Scientist and President of the University of Massachusetts whom wished to promote the study of politics and public affairs. It is awarded to a student primarily on the basis of outstanding academic performance, but also considers additional factors such as public and community service, career goals, and personal background.

For further information, please consult the department flyer for at

Two awards of $2,508.50
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you taken at least 3 UMB political science classes as of December 31st, 2023?
  2. Please attach a 500-to-600-word essay describing either: (a) A political issue that you feel passionately about and the value you see in using a Political Science approach to understand; or (b) Any public or community service you have undertaken, or would like to undertake, and the value you see in such service from a Political Science, as well as personal, point of view.
  3. Please upload your current resume