Scully Scholars Program Application 2022-2023

About the Scholarship

The Scully Scholars Program provides University of Scranton students with financial assistance to pursue internships in public policy and to honor the memory of long-time professor of history and political science, Timothy H. Scully.


All full-time University of Scranton students who will have completed at least two full years of study by May 2022 are eligible.

Applicants must have identified a potential internship sponsored by a Member of the United States Congress, a congressional committee, a state legislator, a state legislative committee, a federal or state agency (including the White House or a governor’s office), a think tank, a national political party, or a public policy organization.

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will determine the number of credit hours to be awarded for the internship.  The recipient must submit a paper of scholarly quality, on a public policy subject, during the semester following end of the internship.  The paper’s topic must be approved by the chairperson of the University’s Political Science Department, although approval is not required prior to commencement of the internship.

The recipient will be awarded the scholarship to assist with tuition and living expenses associated with the internship.

A selection panel, consisting of University faculty and alumni, will determine the recipient of the award on an annual basis.  Selection is based on academic record, faculty recommendations, and a demonstrated interest in public policy issues.

To be eligible for this scholarship students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full time undergraduate student who has completed at least two full years of study by May 2022.
  • Submit a brief essay, which demonstrates your interest in public policy (no more than two pages, typed and double-spaced). Essay must include a brief description of an identified potential summer internship and a discussion of why the potential internship interests you.
  • Submit an unofficial transcript (available at the Registrar’s Office or on-line).
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a University professor.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit application by Monday May 16, 2022.

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Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and will NOT be returned to the applicant.  
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