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The Doug Beers Scholarship

Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in grass-roots politics.

The purpose of this scholarship is to honor the memory of Doug Beers, an outstanding Wheaton graduate whose life was cut short by a tragic accident. Doug was a political science major and played key role in student government. Following graduation, he became deeply involved in local (Hanover Township) politics and soon thereafter ran for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives, nearly succeeding. Subsequently, he worked in the election campaigns of other state and local candidates. Since this award seeks to honor the memory of this outstanding young man, applicants must have a demonstrated interest in grass-roots politics. The award provides a stipend of about $2,000.

The Bud Kellstedt Scholarship

Juniors who have an interest in religion and politics and who are planning on graduate study in political science are eligible.

The scholarship, given in honor of Dr. Lyman (Bud) Kellstedt, who served on the faculty from 1980 until his retirement in 2000, is given to a promising student who is committed to the systematic study of religion and politics. Prof. Kellstedt specialized in American politics and more particularly in the nature and role of religion in politics. Juniors who have an interest in religion and politics and who are planning on graduate study in political science are eligible. Applications are accepted in March. 

The Timothy Weeden Scholarship

For Wisconsin political science majors in their efforts to make a difference through the political process.

The purpose of the Senator Timothy Weeden Scholarship is to encourage Wisconsin political science majors in their efforts to make a difference through the political process. Timothy Weeden, a 1973 graduate of the Political Science Department of Wheaton College, served in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1984-1986 and was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1987, serving as a Senator until 1998.

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