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Awards

The Angela Maher Endowment Fund

A fund to assist students with international study has been established by the family and friends of Angela Marie Maher, a political science major of the Class of 1995.   Angela Maher was killed in the summer of 1994 in an automobile accident involving a drunk driver.

The fund exists to assist Creighton University students in funding the cost of international study to qualified student(s) who have financial need and who present an acceptable program of foreign study.  The fund is administered by the Department of Political Science and International Studies, however, students need not be majors in the department to apply for the grant.  Application deadline:  February 15 of each year.

For more information about this fund, please contact the department chair or the department administrative assistant in Creighton Hall, room 430a.

Fr. Richard Spillane, S.J. Award

The Fr. Richard J. Spillane, S.J., Award for Service in Political Life annually recognizes the graduating major(s) in political science and international relations, who, through scholarship, personal modesty, and service in civic affairs, best reflects the principles of reason, humility and service that Fr. Spillane exemplified in his lifetime.  Father Spillane was a long-time faculty member a former department chair of the political science department

The Spillane Award was endowed as a memorial by the relatives and friends of Fr. Spillane and the Jesuit Community of Creighton University.  Click here to view a list of past Spillane recipients.

Faculty Award

The Faculty Award is given for outstanding achievement in political science or international relations by an undergraduate major.  It is not awarded annually, but only upon the graduation of students of truly exceptional achievement. Click here to view a list of past Faculty Award recipients.