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Clyde Jacobs and Larry Peterman Distinguished Scholar Award

The Political Science Department faculty and friends of Professor Clyde Jacobs established this award in his honor on the occasion of his retirement in 1984, to be awarded to a graduating senior with demonstrated scholarly abilities. In 2008 the name of this award was revised in memory of Professor Larry Peterman.

Both Professor Clyde Jacobs and Professor Larry Peterman were long time members of the U.C. Davis Department of Political Science faculty. Professor Clyde Jacobs was the first faculty member hired in the Department of Political Science in 1952, and he continued to teach in the department until his retirement. Professor Larry Peterman joined the department faculty in 1967 and continued to teach until his passing in 2008.

Professor Clyde Jacobs and Professor Larry Peterman shared a passion for undergraduate teaching and encouraged undergraduate students to strive for excellence in their educational endeavors.

 

Who is Eligible to be Nominated for the Clyde Jacobs Distinguished Scholar Award ?

  • Minimum overall UCD GPA of 3.5
  • Major
  • Graduating Senior
  • Evidence of Excellence
  • Awarded at PS Student Awards Ceremony
  • No application
  • Research paper for consideration of award solicited based on GPA
  • Will receive email from undergraduate Advisor if eligible