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The Arthur E. Sutton Scholarship Fund in Political Science and Public Service.

The Arthur E. Sutton Scholarship Fund in Political Science and Public Service.


Political Science D01029


Undergraduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Arthur E. Sutton earned his bachelor's degree in History from La Sierra College in 1955 and his master's degree in Political Science from UCR in 1967. He later served as Director of Public Affairs and Special Assistant to the chancellor Ivan Hinderaker.

Born in Costa Rica, Sutton spent his formative childhood years in Central and South America, where is parents served as Seventh Day Adventist missionaries. Following high school graduation in Kansas and early college course work in Nebraska, he enlisted in the Army, serving as a journalist while deployed to the Korean conflict in 1950-52.

His passion for people, big ideas and politics was matched by his commitment to family, UCR students and society at large. Many of UCR's remarkable strengths -- pioneering leaders with respect to air pollution, sustainable energy, community inclusion, public policy and medical education -- were initially envisioned during Chancellor Hinderaker's tenure, during which Sutton considered himself fortunate to play a supporting role.

This fund is a perpetual testament to Art Sutton's service to UCR and the students of UCR and in recognition of his commitment to boldly envision a better future and prepare society's future leaders to contribute to the great good.

This fund is being established to benefit an undergraduate student, preferably a sophomore, with at minimum a 3.0 minimum grade point average and who is active in a leadership role with a student activity on a campus (not to include a sorority or fraternity).

Selection and Guidelines:

A faculty selection committee, chosen by Department Chair, will be responsible for screening applications and recommending award recipients to the Department Chair. Awards will be given based on the strength of a student's application, the faculty's general knowledge of the student, and a short essay (one paragraph not to exceed 500 words) that describes their vision for making a positive impact on society and why, as an emerging leader, they deem themselves qualified to receive this scholarship.

UCR's Financial Aid Office may also be consulted to determine if the student's financial aid package is affected by this award.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Development
1955 Chicago Avenue, Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507

Roberta Albert
Assistant Director for Stewardship and Donor Relations
Tel: (951) 827-5247

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