Awards

Senior Thesis Awards

The following awards are given for the best senior thesis in each field:

  • The John Roos Prize for the best senior thesis in American politics,
  • The Stephen Kertesz Prize for the best senior thesis in international relations,
  • The Guillermo O'Donnell Prize for the best senior thesis in comparative politics,
  • The Paul Bartholomew Prize for the best senior thesis in political theory.

Writing Award

The Gary F. Barnabo Writing Award for outstanding writing in Political Science that offers a non-violent solution to existing problems.  All Political Science majors are eligible to submit a paper for this award.

Service Award

The George Brinkley Prize for service to the department, the university and the wider community.

Department Award Winners, April 2022

  • The John Roos Prize in American Politics, John Boland and Anna Rask
  • The Stephen Kertesz Prize in International Relations, Katherine McLaughlin
  • The Guillermo O'Donnell Prize in Comparative Politics, Katherine Mansourova and Joseph Speicher 
  • The Paul Bartholomew Prize, Patrick Aimone
  • The Gary F. Barnabo Writing Award, Dina Lawan
  • The George Brinkley Prize, Patrick Aimone