Recent Graduate Earns Pi Sigma Alpha Graduate Scholarship

photo of David Anderson

Recent Eastern Kentucky University graduate David Anderson, Richmond, is one of four nationally to receive a 2011-12 Pi Sigma Alpha/Howard Penniman Graduate Scholarship.

The scholarships are awarded annually by the national political science honor society to members entering graduate school in political science in the upcoming academic year. Nominations must be submitted by chapter advisers and each chapter can nominate one student for the $2,000 scholarship.

Anderson, who graduated from EKU’s Honors Program in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science, will begin work on his master’s degree in political science at Ohio University in Athens with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.

“I view this award as a door to further academic opportunities through graduate school,” said the Honors Scholar, whose goal is to earn a doctoral degree in political science. “Ultimately, I hope to be a professor in political science and human rights so that future students can be aware of the struggles of others around them and help give voice to their needs.”

A 2006 graduate of Madison Central High School, Anderson is the son of Mike and Bobbie Anderson of Richmond.

Pi Sigma Alpha is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS. 

More than 700 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha are located on college and university campuses in every state of the United States and one province in Canada.

Published on August 15, 2011