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Congratulations to Ben Nelson
Fall 2016 Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship Recipient


Ben Nelson is a senior at the University of Houston majoring in Political Science.
In spring 2016, Ben interned in the office of Council Member Michael Kubosh.  After graduation, Ben hopes to attend graduate school to further his education in public policy and administration, with the future goal of working for the U.S. Department of State.

"By awarding me the Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school – learning. Your generosity has inspired me to help others, give back to the community, and hopefully one day, help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me."


Past Recipients

Stephanie GomezHistory and Political Science double major
CHIP Intern, City Controller Chris Brown, spring 2016

Andrea ElizondoPolitical Science and Liberal Studies major
CHIP Intern, Houston Crackdown, spring 2015

Seth Howard, Political Science major
CHIP Intern, Congressman Ted Poe, spring 2015

Patrick Sears, Political Science and Philosophy major
Metropolitan Volunteer Program, spring 2015

Stephanie Brooks, Political Science and Sociology major 
State Department, Lima, Peru, fall 2013

Sarah Aimadeddine, Political Science and Economics double degree
Hobby Fellow, State Representative Jim Murphy, spring 2013

Mathew Mendoza, Political Science major
Phi Alpha Delta, vice president 2013-2014

Miriah Soliz, Political Science major
University of Houston Student Government, executive director, August 2012-May 2013

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