McClendon Scholars
Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (left) with Gov. Rick Perry (center)
and McClendon Scholars

ILPA seeks applications for McClendon scholarships

By Anthony Arriaga
Project Coordinator, UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs

(Aug. 21, 2006)--The UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs is accepting applications for the McClendon Legislative Scholars Program. Created in September 2004, the program is a collaborative initiative of State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon and UTSA.

Coordinated by the UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs, the program provides undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to serve as an intern in the Texas House of Representatives during regular legislative sessions.

Students who are interested in public policy and a commitment to public service, as exemplified by McClendon, are encouraged to apply.

The 2007 McClendon Legislative Scholars will receive a stipend of $10,000 ($2,000 per month for five months, January through May) and will be responsible for their own housing, transportation and other expenses during their stay in Austin.

The internship requires the ability to perform and manage a number of diverse activities including writing a variety of documents, analyzing proposals, performing research and meeting with stakeholders. Good judgment, independent thinking, and a high degree of ingenuity, resourcefulness and professionalism are critical to the successful management of an intern's responsibilities.

Download the McClendon Legislative Scholars Program application. Submit an application by fax at (210) 458-2993, or deliver or mail it to UTSA Institute for Law and Public Affairs, 501 West Durango Blvd., Buena Vista Street Building Room 4.356, San Antonio, Texas 78207.

The deadline for applications is Sept. 1.

For more information, contact Anthony Arriaga at (210) 458-2992 or Richard Gambitta at (210) 458-2990 or 458-5608.

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