DIS Introduces New Scholarship for Semester Students

Our new, merit-based scholarship honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016.

Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Jacob served the Danish Social Democratic Party as a parliamentarian, party spokesperson, and Minister of Transportation during an impressive political career, and he was deeply devoted to sharing his work and passion with DIS students. He loved being a politician and, even more than the theories and policy study that fueled his coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing game of European domestic and international politics.

The scholarship offers up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm semester student who exhibits:

  • A major in political science, international relations, government, public policy, economics, or a related field
  • Passion about pursuing a career in politics
  • An understanding of the work it takes to be actively engaged to advance yourself and your mission,
    interest in European/EU politics, and awareness that effective politics has many avenues
  • A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor

Fall 2017 scholarship applications are due April 1. Learn how to apply to the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship here.

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