Political Science Major Awarded Internship

Andrea Forward, a senior political science major from Bouckville, N.Y., was the winner of one of six Washington Intern Scholarships awarded by Pi Sigma Alpha to support her internship this semester in Washington, D.C.

Forward was inducted into the Cortland chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society, in 2009.

The scholarship program is a nationwide competition that chooses winners based on academic merit and service. Each winner receives $2,000 from Pi Sigma Alpha.

The other five student winners come from Hofstra University, Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University, Ohio Northern University, and SUNY Oneonta.

Forward’s internship is coordinated through the SUNY Washington Semester Program, in which Cortland participates. She is interning this fall in the office of New York Senator Charles Schumer and will earn a full semester’s worth of academic credits for her internship.