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.
The Blodgett Fellowship Package includes:
- a $9,550 stipend distributed over two semesters. A $4,000 stipend is provided in the summer as internship support and an additional $5,550 stipend is awarded the following semester.
- Up to $1,300 for reimbursement of expenses associated with attendance at the following national and state management association meetings:
Texas City Management Association – June 22–25, 2017 (Austin, TX)
International City-County Management Association – Oct. 22–25, 2017 (San Antonio, TX)
- Professional development opportunities including quarterly meetings, brown bags with guest speakers and dinner with local Blodgett Fellows
Application Deadline: April 14, 2017