MURRAY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the 2013 Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship Recipients
Sarah Aimadeddine is a senior at the University of Houston pursuing double degrees in political science and economics.
Sarah has extensive internship experience, both working as a Civic Houston intern for Congressman John Culberson in the fall 2012 semester and as a Hobby Fellow for Representative Jim Murphy in the spring 2013 semester. She has also volunteered on political campaigns.
Sarah aims to attend law school and graduate school in pursuit of a law degree and a master's in public policy. In the long term, she hopes to work in Washington D.C. on economic policy.
"This scholarship will help finance my education at the University of Houston and allow me to be one step closer to my dreams," said Sarah.
Mathew Mendoza is a junior at the University of Houston majoring in political science with minors in Values, Law, and Policy & National Security Studies.
Mathew has volunteered for numerous community service activities, ranging from events with the United Way to Methodist Hospital. He is also active with Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Club, and is the vice-president elect for 2013-2014. Mathew has also been named to the Dean's list several semesters.
Mathew plans to attend law school with the goal of becoming a defense attorney.
"Receiving this scholarship has given me insight to the true generosity that the citizens of this wonderful city have for one another. I look forward to continuing my pursuit for academic excellence in my immediate goals of graduating from this great university, and then attending law school," said Mathew.
Miriah Soliz is a senior at the University of Houston majoring in political science.
Miriah has volunteered for numerous political campaigns across multiple levels of government. She has also volunteered for non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the community.
Miriah was also active with the University of Houston's student government, serving as the executive director from August 2012-May 2013. She plans to attend the University of Houston's Law School and wants to start a non-profit organization that provides counseling and legal help to women and children who come out of abusive households.
"This scholarship means more than the money to me. To me, this scholarship means that you are giving me a chance to succeed and that you believe in what I am doing," said Miriah.
Amir Tavakkoli, Political Science and Sociology major
Shami Farouk Campaign for Texas Governor, spring 2010
Taylor Kilroy, Political Science and Public Relations major
City Councilmember Pam Holm, fall 2009