The Kansas University Department of Political Science recently honored top students at its annual Pi Sigma Alpha initiation and awards banquet April 19 at the Kansas Union.
De Soto High School graduate Jacob Longaker was one of 34 students to be inducted to the Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society. Inductees must have at least junior standing in political science and a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses. Cumulative grade-point averages for undergraduates must be at least 3.4, for graduate students at least 3.5. Neither may have a course grade lower than a 3.0.
Special award and scholarship recipients were recognized during the program. Awards provide cash prizes with no restrictions. Scholarships provide funds for tuition.
Longaker was one of three to receive Walter Thompson scholarships of $800 to $1,600 for students studying abroad.