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International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.


Each year, Pi Gamma Mu awards 10 scholarships to outstanding members.  Four are named scholarships, three are worth $2,000 each, and the other seven are worth $1,000 each.  These scholarships are primarily intended for first-year graduate work in the social sciences.  If you are interested in applying, you should start putting your information together right away. Applications must be fully completed and received at the Pi Gamma Mu office in Winfield with a postmark on or before January 30.  Winners will be notified in March, with the grants awarded in September.  Please check the Pi Gamma Mu Website (www.pigammamu.org) for information and the application form at:  http://www.pigammamu.org/scholarship_application.asp


Washington D. C. Tour Group2011 Convention Sets Records; 40 Members Report on Research in Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.

A record-shattering total of 160 members attended Pi Gamma Mu's 2011 triennial international convention on October 20-22 in the Washington, D. C., metropolitan area. As volunteers, employees, and the delegates themselves pitched in to cause everyone to accomplish worthwhile outcomes and to have a good time, the convention proved to be a model for honor-society programming.

Indisputably, the highlight was the day-long presentation on Friday, October 21, of 40 members' research findings, which took place in the ornate Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building, located across from the U. S. Capitol on the northern side of Constitution Avenue.
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Amanda WolcottFrom the day I became a member of Pi Gamma Mu, I knew that this organization offered opportunities to students that could not be found elsewhere. In fact, I solicited my chapter to gain membership based on the record of excellence I saw on the Pi Gamma Mu Web site. From the wealth of information in International Social Science Review, to the amount of assistance the society provides with scholarships, grants and chapter development, Pi Gamma Mu stood out as an organization without rivals.


2011-11-01UniversityAwardsFriedmanDr. Barry Friedman, political-science professor and coordinator of the Master of Public Administration Program at North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU), was honored with the NGCSU Meritorious Service Award at the 2011 University Awards Ceremony.  Dr. Friedman co-founded the Georgia Kappa chapter of Pi Gamma Mu at NGCSU and is Pi Gamma Mu's international president.


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After much deliberation on the part of the Scholarship Committee, Chairman Charles McClellan recommended the following scholarship winners to the international Board of Trustees.  Each of these candidates has met the expectations of the trustees who are pleased to award the scholarships to....


The Philippine Alpha chapter at the University of the Philippines upgraded the support fund for its professorial chair to a million pesos, including P50,000 for immediate awarding to the chair holder.  The donation was turned over to the University of the Philippines Foundation, Inc., in ceremonies at Quezon Hall. 

Chapter at Holy Family UniversityThe Pennsylvania Alpha Nu chapter at Holy Family University is thankful to State Senator Mike Stack for securing a $1.3 million capital-budget grant for its library-renovation project. 

Faculty advisor Lew Hall of Evangel University's Social Science Department led a delegation of Pi Gamma Mu officers to the international honor society's triennial convention from October 20 to 22, 2011.

At Grambling State University, the Louisiana Eta chapter is involved with Project BEAP (Black Empowerment Apprenticeship Program).  This group helps at-risk children and youth.


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Live. Learn. Intern. Summer Institutes


James Madison Fellowship


University of Maryland Summer Research Initiative


City Hall Fellows

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The International Social Science Review, Pi Gamma Mu's refereed journal, published on a semi-annual basis, invites submissions of manuscripts in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography.

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If you haven't visited Pi Gamma Mu's Web site lately, you might be surprised to discover the many new features that are available for members, prospective members, and chapter officers. Two new Web pages contain descriptions of Pi Gamma Mu's benefits and services to familiarize prospective chapter sponsors and prospective student members, respectively, with what our honor society is all about. Those pages are designed to encourage the development of new chapters. If you know of professors or students at colleges that don't have chapters who you think might be willing to help start a chapter, please refer them to those Web pages. Two other new Web pages present ideas about programs and projects for chapter officers and tips and resources for chapter sponsors. Please look around our Web site: You might find some content that will be useful to you.



Headquarters is selling royal-blue Pi Gamma Mu sweatshirts in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL for $35. We have navy-blue polo shirts, embroidered with the Pi Gamma Mu key design in white, which are always a popular item. We have them in sizes M, L, XL, and XXL for $35. You can order your honor cords any time during the year. They can be worn at graduation, they can be draped around your Pi Gamma Mu membership certificate on the wall, or you can be creative--but be sure to order yours. There is an order form on the merchandise page at www.pigammamu.org. You can also call headquarters and purchase these items with a credit card and they will be mailed to you immediately. If you would like more items with the Pi Gamma Mu logo, check out the selection from CafePress Storefront.

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