Scholarship Announcement!

Thanks to the generous support of a friend of the Josef Korbel School, the Crossley Public Opinion Endowed Scholarship was recently created to help Korbel students gain a background, and experience in, public opinion research.  The Josef Korbel School will begin offering several courses in public opinion research in the fall of 2013.  Employers across several sectors have given us feedback on the importance of a solid understanding of public opinion polling and we believe this will give our students a competitive advantage in their job search.

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay no later than February 18, 2013. Scholarship recipients can pursue any MA degree at the Korbel School but will be required to take elective credits in survey research methodology, world public opinion and American public opinion related to foreign affairs.  One scholarship in the amount of $10,000 will be awarded to an incoming student at the Josef Korbel School.  Along with the tuition scholarship, recipients will be awarded internship funding to ensure they gain practical skills and work experience in the public opinion field.  Factors in the selection of the final candidate include: quality of submitted essay, previous experience in the field of public opinion polling and a desire to pursue a career that utilizes public opinion polling. 

Essay Details

Essay Question: Please provide a 500 word essay that answers the following question:

“What advice would you give the President’s National Security Advisor on the importance and relevance of U.S. public opinion on the range of options for U.S. action in Syria?”

Essay Deadline: February 18, 2013 12:00AM MST

Format: Please save your essay as a .PDF document with your FIRST and LAST name as the file title.

Submission: Please submit your final essays to



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