Department Scholarships

Congressman Jack Brooks

Jack Brooks Scholarships in Political Science

Past Scholars:

  • Kevin "Chase" Engman
  • Gabriella Nichols
  • Paula Lee
  • Garrett Brawley – Interned for State Rep. Sergio Munoz Jr.; U. T. School of Law
  • Joanna Joseph – Interned for State Rep. Senfronia Thompson
  • Javier Cabanillas – Dawson Award, Plummer Award, 2013 B.A. graduate
  • Jasmine Banks – Attending Texas Tech School of Law
  • John “Trey” Young – Attending Texas Tech School of Law
  • Andy West – Practicing attorney, Houston, TX
  • Brandon Monk – Practicing attorney, Port Arthur, TX
  • Ryan Gross – Practicing attorney, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Alisa Hicklin-Fryar – Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
  • Courtney Gabriele – Practicing attorney, Houston, TX

Dr. Irvin O. Dawson Scholarship in Political Science

The Dawson Scholarship was established by Mr. David Beck in honor of his former Lamar University Political Science professor, the late Professor Dawson.  Professor Dawson came to Lamar in 1951 and served as department chair until 1971.  Mr. Beck has stated that Professor Dawson “knew my economic background and helped me get part-time jobs to make some money and stay in school.  He was a tremendous influence on me.”

Past Recipients:

  • Stephanie Fasulo
  • Matthew Minick (Texas tech University School of Law)
  • Andrew Greenberg (graduate student, named by Governor Rick Perry to serve as one of only ten student regents to the Texas State University System Board of Regents)
  • Lucas Toutloff (John Marshall School of Law, Chicago, second year)

Marilyn and Gilbert Adams Jr. Scholarship in Pre-Law


Past Recipients:

  • Emily Richard
  • Ernesto Alvarez (Pace University School of Law, New York City)
  • Will Robbins (B.S., 2013, Field Representative at Texans for Greg Abbott)

David J. Beck Scholarship in Political Science

Past Recipients:

  • William Rogers
  • Garrett Brawley (University of Texas School of Law)
  • Javier Cabanillas (B.A. 2013)
  • Brian D. Williams (Doctoral Studies, University of North Texas, Department of Public Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management)