Scholarships and Ways to Give

Limited funds are available periodically from various sources to assist deserving students majoring in or planning to major in history, government or criminal justice who have demonstrated potential for academic excellence and professional development and who have financial need.

For general financial aid information including deadlines, cost of attendance and application forms for university-wide scholarships, please visit TWU Financial Aid. Graduate student applicants are encouraged to apply for the New Graduate Student Scholarship prior to admission.

Department Scholarships

Paul P. and Arlee N. Young Scholarship

This scholarship, established by family and friends of Paul P. and Arlee N. Young, is awarded to a History and Government student who has demonstrated academic excellence, a commitment to professional development and has a financial need.

To apply, students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Complete 60 credit hours at the time of applying
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student.

The Ada Cade McCury and Martha Faye McCury Savage Scholarship

This scholarship, established by the estate of Martha Faye McCury Savage, is awarded to a History and Government student who has demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to professional development through community service and has a financial need. Students who are currently enrolled in community colleges or other universities who would like to transfer to TWU during the coming academic year are encouraged to apply.

To apply, students must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least 45 credit hours at the time of application
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student

Professor and Mrs. John L. Dawson and Dr. and Mrs. Hubert G. Driggs Scholarship

This scholarship, established by gifts from Professor and Mrs. John L. Dawson and Dr. and Mrs. Hubert G. Driggs, is to be awarded primarily to new students entering as freshmen or transfers to our department. Theses scholarships are available both to undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, continuing undergraduate students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who are majoring or minoring in one of our programs will also be given consideration.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

The deadline for new and returning students each fall semester is in March. For additional information on how apply to these scholarships and specific deadlines, visit the Scholarships section of TWU's Financial Aid page.

Additional Scholarship Resources

  • The American Political Science Association (APSA) provides scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science.
  • Fastweb presents a multitude of scholarship options for pre-law and political science students.
  • Phi Alpha Theta offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate history students who are members of the organization.
  • Scholarships.com provides history students with a substantial list of undergraduate and graduate scholarships specific to their major.

Ways to Give

Contributions to the Friends of History and Government enhance our programs and are greatly appreciated. Funds donated to this program support social and educational interactions between faculty and students and an end of the year reception for students and graduate students.