The James D. Robertson Scholarship for Excellence in the Social Sciences

This scholarship is made for the senior year to recognize academic and practical accomplishments in the social sciences, (economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, anthropology).

  • Number Awarded: Varies each award year
  • Student(s) must have graduated from an Iowa high school
  • Currently enrolled, Honors students in their third year of undergraduate study



Reagan Hansen
Reagan Hansen, Political Science, Ethics and Public Policy, Harlan, IA

Reagan Hansen is currently studying Political Science and Ethics and Public Policy on a pre-law track. He hopes to find a career in governmental relations where he advocates at the federal level on behalf of others. He spent the summer of 2019 in Washington, D.C. as an intern in the US Senate and also co-authored a chapter of the 2019-2020 Hawkeye Policy Report. Outside of the classroom, he served as the Chairman of Academic Affairs of the Undergraduate Student Government and is finishing the first year of his two-year term as the National Undergraduate Director of his fraternity.

"Get involved! Whatever you are interested in, there is a place for you to explore it at the University of Iowa. This is your chance to meet like-minded people and really find out what interests you. In particular, I recommend the Iowa Policy Research Organization for those who are interested in policy research. The Honors Program is absolutely full of opportunities for you to discover your passions."