Franklin L. Burdette/Pi Sigma Alpha Award: Named after Franklin L. Burdette, Pi Sigma Alpha President (1956-1958) and the society’s first Executive Director (1960-1975), the Burdette Award is presented annually to honor the best paper presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual meeting and comes with a $750 cash prize.
Pi Sigma Alpha Best Paper by a Graduate Student Award: (More details forthcoming)
Pi Sigma Alpha Best Undergraduate Paper Presented in a Poster Format (More details forthcoming)
Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Student Travel Scholarship: Established in 2022, this $500 scholarship provides travel funding for doctoral-level graduate students who are members of the MPSA to attend the MPSA Conference.
Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Undergraduate Mentoring: This award, which comes with a $250 cash prize, recognizes outstanding faculty members who have made a meaningful contribution to their students, their institution, or their profession through their work to mentor undergraduate students. It is awarded annually in the Fall.
Lena Harris Stromile Student Leadership Award: The award honors the contributions of the Stromile family to NCOBPS and their life-long involvement in developing student leaders. The Award is given at the NCOBPS Annual Meeting to an undergraduate or graduate student at who is a member of NCOBPS and has a demonstrative involvement in community service, social justice, mentor programs, or related activities.
Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award: This award is named in honor of Sammy Younge (1945-1966), who was an undergraduate student at Tuskegee University during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Active in the Tuskegee Institute Advancement League and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Younge was killed by white terrorists, as he attempted to use the “For-whites-only” restroom at a local Tuskegee Service Station. The best paper by a student is selected from papers or posters presented at the Annual Meeting of the immediately preceding year.
Robert C. Wood Prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student: The Robert Wood Prize is awarded to the paper adjudged by the Section Heads to be the best paper delivered by a graduate student presenter at the NEPSA Annual Meeting.
Wilson Carey McWilliams Prize for Best Paper by an Undergraduate: The Wilson Carey McWilliams Prize is awarded to the paper adjudged by the Section Heads to be the best paper delivered by an undergraduate presenter at the NEPSA Annual Meeting.
Malcolm Jewell Award for Best Student Paper: The Malcolm Jewell Award is given to the author(s) of the Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the SPSA.
Pi Sigma Alpha Best Undergraduate Paper Award: This award is for the best paper written by an undergraduate during the calendar year, invited for presentation at the next year’s SWPSA meeting.
WPSA Undergraduate Poster Session: Undergraduate students are invited to present posters on research they are conducting under the supervision of their Political Science faculty advisors.
WPSA Graduate Student Reception