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Elizabeth D. Rockwell Student Scholarships in Ethics and Leadership

The Hobby School of Public Affairs is offering one $1000 scholarships for an undergraduate student interested in working a short internship (8 hours per week) and writing a paper on some aspect of ethics and public policy during the fall semester, 2019. The Student will enroll in POLS 4398 Special Problems and work an internship in some area of public policy. During the semester, they will also meet periodically with Professor Engster in the Hobby School to develop a topic and write an independent research paper on some aspect of ethics and public policy. Possible topics might include reforms to the education system, immigration, health care, prison, and so forth. 


Eligibility Requirements:

Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Houston during the fall semester of 2019, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

Application Packet: Deadline is May 1, 2019

1. Application Form

2. Resume: Please list GPA, relevant work experience, and extracurricular activities. 

3. Personal Statement: Explain why you are applying for an internship and independent study on ethics and public policy, and what areas of public policy you might like to work and write your paper. 


Scholarships will be awarded based on the following criteria: GPA, work and extracurricular activities, quality of personal statement, availability of an internship in the student's interest area. 


Please submit your application to:

Professor Daniel Engster
Hobby School of Public Affairs
The University of Houston
337 McElhinney Hall
Houston, Texas 77204-5021