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James B. Renacci Government Scholars Program

This program was established in 2013 to provide students at Walsh University with an opportunity to enhance their experiences in pursuit of a career in government or community service at the state, local or federal level.

The Renacci Government Scholars Program provides scholarship and internship opportunities in the field for students who are in need of financial assistance. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Excel academically with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be a Government & Foreign Affairs or International Relations major
  • Be committed to government or public service
  • Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
  • Exhibit leadership potential and participate in community service activities

Speaker Series and Conferences

As part of the program, each year Walsh University hosts a community speaker series in the fall and spring on a topic related to the field of Government & Foreign Affairs. This series provides an opportunity to network with alumni and other personnel and to stay on top of current issues. In addition, students host the nationally recognized All Politics is Local Conference, a first-of-its-kind professional conference for undergraduates in political science and international relations.

The Washington Experience

For many Walsh students, the Washington Experience provides the first opportunity to travel outside of Northeast Ohio to our nation's capital. Through this annual trip, students meet with national representatives such as ambassadors, congressional leaders, agency officials and alumni. This experience provides a firsthand perspective of our government at work and encourages government service.

About Congressman Renacci

A 30-year Ohio resident, Congressman Renacci serves the state's 16th congressional district. He is committed to the field of government and foreign affairs, and to the development of educational programs that mentor students and instill government leadership.

For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Koop Berry, Professor and Director of the Renacci Government Scholars Program, at 330-490-7058 or kberry@walsh.edu