Herman R. Frazier Political Science Scholarships


Political Sciences awarded the first Herman R. Frazier Scholarship in fall 2002. The scholarship is given to a deserving political science student each year.  This award will be approximately $750.

To celebrate and honor Herman Frazier’s lifetime achievements in sports and politics, his friends and colleagues initiated the Herman R. Frazier Scholarship Endowment to benefit undergraduate students in political science. The first scholarship was awarded in fall 2002. The scholarship is given to a deserving political science student each year. Students are invited to apply by completing the application and writing a brief essay on the relationship between government and/or politics and sports. Herman Frazier is a 1977 graduate of ASU with a B.S. in Political Science. In 2002, Herman became the first ASU graduate to ever receive the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented each year to former student-athletes who have made significant professional and civic contributions since completing their intercollegiate eligibility 25 years ago. Herman Frazier is a talented and accomplished administrator as well as a world-class collegiate and Olympic athlete. Throughout his career Mr. Frazier has made a significant difference on the national sports scene. He has been involved as an administrator in college athletics for 35 years. Herman is currently the deputy athletics director and chief of staff at Syracuse University. Prior to this, he was the senior associate athletics director at Temple University and director of athletics at the University of Hawaii and the University of Alabama-Birmingham. During a 21-year career at ASU (1979-2000), Mr. Frazier held a number of administrative positions in the ASU Intercollegiate Athletics Department and was the senior associate athletics director when he left his alma mater to become the director at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Herman was vice president of the United States Olympic Committee and served as chef de mission of the Athens games in summer 2004. He won a gold medal in the 4x400 meter relay and a bronze medal in the 400 meters at the 1976 Olympics. An eight-time All American track student-athlete, he led ASU to the 1977 NCAA title.


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