Knapp Scholarship

The Department of Political Science is pleased to announce the David C. Knapp Scholarship for the Fall 2016 Semester. The award is named for a former president of UMass. Students from any major are encouraged to apply.



30 to 105 credits;  at least 3 UMass Boston political science classes completed by January 30th, 2016; award open to any major.


Full-time, matriculated student.

Application Materials

1. A cover sheet with home & email addresses, telephone number, and UMS number.

2. A copy of the most recent official or unofficial UMass Boston transcript and a copy of transcript(s) from any previous college(s) attended.

3. Updated resume.

4. Typed essay of 500-600 words. The essay should address any public or community service you have undertaken, or would like to undertake, as well as explain the value you see in such service from a political science, as well as personal, point of view.

Special Considerations

While the principal criterion is outstanding academic performance, factors such as public and community service, career goals, and personal background are considered


Knapp amount will be $4,628.  Depending on the applicant pool, these funds may be divided among more than one candidate.


Submit materials to the Department of Political Science by 5 p.m. March 11th, 2016. The money will be transferred to the student’s account by April 29th 2016.


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