Programs at USF
Department of Politics Public Service Award
This award has a purse of $500, and is granted each year to the graduating Politics student who demonstrates outstanding public service during his/her college years.
Ralph Lane Peace & Justice Essay Award
Funded by an annual donation from USF Emeritus Professor Ralph Lane and Joan Loan, this Award has a purse of $300, and is granted each year to the student who writes the best essay on a peace and justice theme, broadly defined.
Mauricio Romero Award
Funded by an annual donation from Politics Department alumna Elizabeth Romero, this Award has a purse of $1000, and is granted each year to the graduating Politics student who demonstrates excellence in both academics and community service.
Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society
The Politics Department runs a chapter of this Society, which is the national political science honor society. Juniors and seniors with excellent grades are invited to join, and are inducted each Semester.