The Kathleen L. Barber Scholastic Achievement Award is given annually to senior political science majors who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in the discipline of political science. This award honors those seniors whose work reflects scholastic excellence, and whose scholastic achievements are complemented by a noteworthy commitment to service and initiatives connecting classroom experience to the local community and the world.

The John V. Czerapowicz International Relations Award is given to graduating seniors who have achieved academic excellence in the study of international relations and participated in activities related to foreign affairs.

The Department of Political Science Exemplary Service Award is given to graduating seniors whose service and academic scholarship testify to the ideals embodied in the mission of John Carroll University.