The Terrell Blodgett Endowment for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1983. Professor Blodgett believes that citizens are most affected by governments when they live in cities and that the services provided by cities are vital to the well-being of Americans. Professor Blodgett hopes to encourage students to pursue careers in city management, which he believes is an exciting and challenging vocation.
The Blodgett Award
Supports a rising first-year student who is interested in a career in local government management and who is pursuing an internship in local government. Preference will be given to applicants intending to seek a career in city management or municipal finance. Read more.
The Blodgett Fellowship Package includes:
- A $9,000 stipend distributed in two payments: a $4,500 stipend is provided in the summer and an additional $4,500 stipend is awarded for the fall semester.
- A $1,000 stipend award to be paid during the summer to pay toward expenses associated with attendance at the Texas City Management Association annual conference.
- A $2,000 stipend award to be paid during the summer to pay toward expenses associated with attendance at the International City-County Management Association annual conference.
- Professional development opportunities including quarterly meetings, brown bags with guest speakers and dinner with local Blodgett Fellows