Rusty Simonds Award
Arthur P. (Rusty) Simonds, a member of the Political Science Department for over thirty years, was an inspiration and a beloved figure to many in the UMB community. To honor his memory, former colleagues, students, friends, and family established an endowed fund to support an annual award either to an outstanding UMB junior or senior who intends to pursue an advanced degree or, depending on the applicant pool, to an outstanding alumna or alumnus who intends to pursue an advanced degree or who is already in an advanced degree program. Note: The exact amount of the Rusty Simonds Award will not be known until decision by the UMass Foundation in July 2010.
Eligibility: Minimum 60 credits; completion of at least 15 credits and 3 political science classes at UMB by May 25, 2012. Graduating seniors are eligible.
Enrollment: Enrolled in at least 3 courses at UMB in Spring 2012
- Official or unofficial UMB transcript including 2012 grades;
- Transcripts from other colleges attended;
- Typed autobiographical essay of 500-600 words. Essay should address personal background, educational interests, possible career plans, why the scholarship is important to the student.
- A cover sheet with home & email addresses, telephone number, and UMS number.
Special Consideration: The Simonds Award is specifically targeted to assist students who show a serious interest in political theory, history, or institutions, and who are or intend to pursue an advanced degree. Essay should also describe any community involvements or volunteer activities.
Amount: The Simonds amount will be about $1,600-$1,900.
Deadline: Submit materials to Dept. of Political Science by Monday, June 4, 2012, 4:00pm.
For more information contact Prof. Maurice T. Cunningham at 617-287-6924 or firstname.lastname@example.org