2020 Awards Reception

On May 1, the department held our annual awards reception online via Zoom, honoring our undergraduate and graduate student scholarship winners.


Undergraduate Awards

William L. Bradshaw Scholarship
Zach Taylor

Jeffrey D. Byrne Scholarship
Adam Lappe

J.G. Heinberg Scholarship
Danielle DuClos
Emily Lower
Hannah Shupert

Kalleberg Family Memorial Scholarship
Mackenzie Gettel
Paul Odu

Michael A. Kinney Scholarship
Trey Bryant

Carol Raulston Scholarship
Andrew Deyoe

Robin Remington Scholarship
Erin Gallagher

James E. Schaperkotter Scholarship
Dillon Dewey
Mahi Patel


Graduate Awards

Fulbright Scholars
John Bonilla
Omer Faruk Sen

MU Graduate Fellowships
G. Ellsworth Huggins: Hanna Brant & Heather Kopp
Gus T. Ridgel: William Acosta & Kaylee Swenson
McNair Fellowship: Aime Hogue Rovelo

J.G. Heinberg Award
Donatien Adou

Wallace / Remington Graduate Research Scholarship
Steven Jokinsky

Jeffrey D. Byrne Award
Tyler Coleman
Yu Bin Kim

Bryan L. Forbis Award
Aime Hogue Rovelo
Gidong Kim

Robin Remington Award
Yujin Jung

Edith Taylor Therrien Award
Elizabeth Dorssom

Dean L. Yarwood Award
Jacob Authement
Aric Gooch

David M. Wood Excellence in Political Science Research Award
Myunghee Lee

Missouri Excellence In Political Science Teaching Award
Heather Kopp

GAPS Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Katherine Becerra Valdivia

Kinder Fellows 2020-2021
Aric Gooch
Zachary Lang

Political Science Honors Capstone
Lauren Bishop — Bryce Reeder, Advisor
Rebecca Johnson — Stephen Graves, Advisor
Naomi Klinge — Bill Horner, Advisor
Laura Miserez — Vanya Krieckhaus, Advisor
Ellie Naumann — Bill Horner, Advisor
Austin Rucker — Vanya Krieckhaus, Advisor
Kaitlyn Sawyer — Vanya Krieckhaus, Advisor
Madison Schroder — James Endersby, Advisor
Sidney Steele — Bill Horner, Advisor
Mathew Swan — Sheena Greitens, Advisor

2019-2020 Pi Sigma Alpha Officers
President — Laura Miserez
Vice President — Riley Messer
Secretary & Public Relations Chair — Madison Czopek
Treasurer — Mary Grace Newman



William L. Bradshaw
The William L. Bradshaw Scholarship is awarded from funds contributed by the fami-ly and friends of William Bradshaw, a member of the Political Science faculty for from 1927-1961 and dean of the School of Business and Public Administration from 1946-1961. Dean Bradshaw taught Missouri government and politics, conducted research on local government in Missouri, and served on the Columbia City Council as a dele-gate to the convention that wrote our present constitution.

Jeffrey D. Byrne
Jeffrey D. Byrne earned a BA degree in Political Science in 1983. He is President and CEO of Jeffrey D. Byrne and Associates, Inc., a fundraising consulting firm with consultants in Kansas City and four other offices throughout the United States. The firm specializes in capital and endowment campaigns. This scholarship endowment was created in 2007 to benefit graduate and undergraduate students within the Political Science Department.

Bryan L. Forbis
In honor of Bryan’s dedication to academic studies and devotion to public service, the University of Missouri Political Science Department has established an enduring memorial in the form of a scholarship to be awarded annually to a student studying American politics and public policy. A committed Mizzou alumnus and an enthusiastic scholar, Bryan had a distinguished career in Missouri government serving in a number of state agencies.

J.G. Heinberg
The Heinberg Scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the family and friends of J.G. Heinberg, a member of the faculty from 1926-1953. Professor Heinberg taught and did research in the fields of comparative government and political theory.

Arthur and Joan Kalleberg
The Kalleberg Family Memorial Scholarship was established by Arthur L. and Joan M. Kalleberg along with family and friends. Arthur Kalleberg, a Byler Distinguished Professor and Frederick A. Middlebush Chair, served as a member of the Political Science faculty from 1961 until his retirement in 1994. He and Joan were married for 50 years.

Michael A. Kinney
The Michael A. Kinney Scholarship is awarded from funds provided by the friends of Michael Kinney, who served for more than 50 years as State Senator from the City of St. Louis. At the time he retired, he was recognized as having the longest service of any state legislator in the nation.

Betty Anne McCaskill
Established by Senator Claire McCaskill and Mr. Joseph Shepard in her mother’s honor, this scholarship provides Political Science undergraduate majors with support to complete an internship on Capitol Hill. Like her daughter, Ms. Betty Anne McCaskill is a Mizzou Political Science graduate. She always promoted the importance of helping bright minds from any background obtain leadership experiences in politics.

Carol Raulston
The Carol Raulston Scholarship was established from endowment funds provided in 2014 by the National Mining Association in memory of Carol Raulston, Senior Vice Presi-dent, Communications of the National Mining Association for 11 years. Carol held a Master’s of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri as the one student per year selected from Missouri for a National Defense Act Scholarship. One or more annual scholarships are given to students in the Political Science Department that have demonstrated an interest in the public and political representation of business and industry in America.

Robin Remington Professor Robin Remington was the first woman Political Science faculty mem-ber in the department and taught comparative politics from 1974 to 2000. The Robin Remington Scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate stu-dents in Political Science. The graduate award assists first-year students whose program of study includes conflict resolution and negotiation, civil-military relations, or women and political power. The undergraduate award recognizes a nominated research paper or essay on these subjects.

James E. Schaperkotter
The James E. Schaperkotter Scholarship is given from funds in memory of Jim Schaperkotter, an outstanding former Political Science major who received his law degree from Duke Law School, to an eminent student who plans to attend law school.

Missouri Excellence in Political Science Teaching Award
This award is presented to one or two outstanding graduate students for instruction, including teaching independent sections, leading discussion sections, or other particularly notable instructional service. The first award was given in Spring 2005.

David M. Wood
The David M. Wood Excellence in Political Science Research Award was estab-lished to recognize the scholarly contributions of Professor Emeritus David M. Wood, and to encourage outstanding research effort by graduate students in Po-litical Science at MU. David M. Wood is a distinguished scholar who served as a member of the MU Department of Political Science for over 40 years. He retired in 2001.

Dean L. Yarwood
The Dean L. Yarwood Scholarship was established as an award for graduate and undergraduate students of Political Science who have an emphasis in either Public Policy and Administration or American Politics. While at MU, Professor Yarwood taught courses in the areas of Public Administration and Politics of Bureaucracy. He was a member of the Political Science faculty from 1967 until his retirement in 2000.

Paul Wallace & Robin Remington Graduate Research Scholarship
The Paul Wallace and Robin Remington Graduate Research Scholarship provides resources for a graduate student to engage in a policy relevant research project that focuses on issues of international regional security.

Edith Taylor Therrien Award
The Edith Taylor Therrien Scholarship is awarded to highly accomplished women graduate students or to outstanding scholars studying women and politics at the University of Missouri. This scholarship was established in memory of the grandmother of Professor Emeritus Robin Remington, from funds provided by her family.