December 6, 2019


There are fewer things more engaging than getting a degree in politics, but on top of that, some of these careers may require you to continue your education as far as a Ph.D.

If you are a naturally political person, there is absolutely nothing that can stop you from changing the world.  You are a mover and a shaker.  You don’t stand for the current status quot, and you would rather have no job at all, than to be stuck to JUST making money for a paycheck.

Of course, the only thing that can stop you is finances.  If you are stuck with all kinds of student loans, or if the price for your tuition is just too expensive, then you might not be able to have your part in changing the tides in your country or the world itself.

This can be a very unfortunate scenario, but one thing is for sure, there are plenty of scholarships that you can explore when you are involved in politics.


Reaching Out

There are no short of a few organizations that will extend their help if you ask for it.  Many of these organizations are think-tanks, charities, and other foundations.  Within the world of politics, there is a lot of old money (even extending as far back as 200 years ago.)

All you need to do is make sure that you are performing at your best, and especially making it look like you are a world changer.  The reason is that foundations want to fund someone with promise.  If you project the idea that when you receive your funding, all you will do is sit in a cubicle for the rest of your life, then they will not want be the best of candidates.

What most of these folks want to see is that when they fund you, you will do great things, run for office, advise a congressman, or even become the President.  That is the very nature of the business.


Here’s What You Do

If you are hoping to find yourself some scholarship cash, then make sure that you are VOLUNTEERING for campaigns and other political operations.  In addition to that, you need to make a “brain map” of the political and have an idea of where you want to end up. Of course, this will probably change, but confirming your direction will certainly help in motivation.  The world of politics is actually much smaller than most think, in which case, it is a business that is rather easy to get into.


Scholarship Possibilities

  • Any Georgia high school senior (or a GED equivalency) who is a United States citizen graduating by the spring of the current academic year or any Georgia student currently enrolled in a school of accredited higher education located in Georgia is eligible to apply for a COAG scholarship.
  • This year, the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) are sponsoring the 14th annual nationwide Bill of Rights Essay Contest. The focus this year will be on describing the rise of social media and what it means for the future of democracy and the interaction between citizens and both women candidates and elected women leaders. The deadline for submission is June 3rd after which an NFWL/NRA joint committee will judge each essay and the seven award recipients will be chosen.
  • You’ve likely heard about the green movement, but the Green Party is a growing force in the U.S. Founded in Tasmania, the party is much more active in a number of countries such as Canada, Norway and the Philippines. The party’s core tenets range from environmental responsibility to gender equity and government decentralization. Within the U.S. the Green Party appeals to a younger generation, and those otherwise disenfranchised with the status quo.
  • Republicans work hard to forge relationships with young adults. After all, this is the next generation of political leadership. The Young Republicans are the campus-based arm of the party and as such they comprise a remarkable population of college age politicos. Scholarships offered through various branches of the party are competitive and often require some demonstration of Republican loyalty. Republican money is put into scholarships in almost every regional party chapter