Department of Political Science Scholarships

Congressman Jack Brooks

Jack Brooks Scholarships in Political Science

Past Brooks Scholarship Recipients:
Kevin "Chase" Engman (University of Alabama School of Law)
Sarah Irwin (University of Oklahoma School of Law)
Miriam Morgan (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity)
Andy West  (practicing attorney, Houston, TX)
Melinda Griddith (Legislative Liason, Texas Association of Builders)
Brandon Monk (practicing attorney, Port Arthur, TX)
Ryan Gross (practicing attorney, Houston, TX)
Dr. Alisa Hicklin Fryar (tenured 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 Dawson Scholarship Recipients:
Emily Richard LeBlanc (attending University of Oregon School of Law)
Matthew Minick (practicing attorney, Liberty, TX)


 Marilyn and Gilbert Adams Jr. Scholarship in Pre-Law

 Past Adams Pre-Law Scholarship Recipients:
Ernesto Alvarez (Practicing attorney; graduate University of Texas School of Law)
Emily Richard LeBlanc (University of Oregon School of Law)
Sarah Irwin (University of Oregon School of Law)


 Carl D. Levy Memorial Scholarship

 Past Levy Scholarship Recipients:
Amirah Mohammad (Florida International School of Law)


 David J. Beck Scholarship in Political Science

Past Beck Scholarship Recipients:
Garrett Brawley (practicing attorney; graduate - University of Texas School of Law)
Javier Cabanillas (Baylor University School of Law)
Miriam Morgan (Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity)
Brian D. Williams (University of North Texas, Public Administration, Emergency Management)