Political Science Awards & Departmental Distinction
Honoring Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig’s Legacy of Humanitarian Service
Abdul-Rahman Peter Edward Kassig (1988-2014) was a Butler Political Science student from 2011 to 2012. His deep concern and altruistic service to others demonstrate the core values Butler students strive to embody. Many Butler students, faculty, and staff have responded to Abdul-Rahman Peter Kassig’s death with a desire to honor his life. Our goal is to establish an endowed fund that would benefit students with humanitarian commitments or career aspirations similar to his.
Dale Hathaway Social Action Award
The Dale Hathaway Social Action Award is given each year to a student who demonstrates commitment to peace and social justice through involvement in such organizations on or off campus.
David Mason Award
The David Mason Award is presented to a student who, like Dr. Dave Mason, understands the power of persuasion of the written word and who has future promise as a scholar-activist.
George S. Diener Memorial Scholarship
The George S. Diener Memorial Scholarship is presented to an outstanding political science major who is pursuing an internship with the Indiana State Legislature or a related Internship experience.
Outstanding Senior Political Science Award
The Outstanding Senior Political Science Award is presented to the graduating student with the top scholastic record.
The Peacebuilder Award is given to a Butler student who has demonstrated a commitment to activism and education in the service of peace and justice.
Political Leadership Award
The Political Leadership Award is presented to the graduating student who demonstrates outstanding political leadership.
Servant Leadership Award
The Servant Leadership Award is presented to an outstanding political science major who has integrated academic excellence with service to the community.