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Congratulations to Britnee Chuor
Spring 2018 Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship Recipient


Britnee Chuor is a senior at the University of Houston double majoring in Political Science and Liberal Studies. In spring 2018, Britnee interned in the office of State Representative Gene Wu.  After graduation, Britnee hopes to work with organizations and government sectors that value diversity and support the refugee community in Houston.

"I know that the Murray Scholarship will make a positive impact on my undergraduate career by lifting the financial burden of pursuing higher education and allowing me to continue gaining experience in the public sector through unpaid internships. I am committed to a career as a public servant, but I am still learning. Receiving this award encourages me seek more learning opportunities that will help me advance my goal of influencing policy to positively impact the lives of refugees in the United States and in the global community."


Past Recipients

Ben Nelson, Political Science major
CHIP Intern, City Council Member Michael Kubosh, fall 2016

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