Larry Simpson Scholarship Recipients

Mariana Forero

2017 Mariana Forero

CLAS '18
Globemed, Evanston, IL

"Because of the Larry J Simpson Scholarship, I will be able to fulfill my dream of interning this summer for an organization that is very near and dear to my heart: Globemed. Globemed is a global public health organization that partners American universities with public health NGOs from around the world. I am the co-president of the chapter here on Grounds. This summer, I will be one of the Communications interns at the Globemed National Headquarters, allowing me to gain valuable experiences while working within an NGO that I am already very passionate about. Throughout the summer I will be learning more about the behind the scenes operations that happen in Globemed while helping the organization with its marketing and social media strategies. The Larry J Simpson scholarship has opened a door for me that would have otherwise been closed and for that I will be forever grateful."


2016 Natasha Mirza

CLAS '17
Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C.

Caitlin Grumbo

2015 Caitlin Grumbling

CLAS '16
People for American Way Foundation, Washington, D.C.

2014 Philip LaBella

Philip LaBella

CLAS '15
Republican National Committee, Washington, D.C.

Philip LaBella is a May 2015 graduate double majoring in history and philosophy. During the summer of 2014, he worked for the chairman of the Republican National Committee on coordinating political campaigns with the RNC. His internship was in Washington, DC.


Selma Ebraham

2013 Selma Ebraham

CLAS '14
To-Go Dublin Program, Dublin, Ireland

Selma Ebraham is a May 2014 graduate majoring in Politics (Foreign Affairs), with a minor in French. In the summer of 2013, she interned in Dublin, Ireland through the University Internship Program's To-Go Dublin Program which includes a 4-credit course on the Sociology of Ireland (SOC 4800). In the heart of the Irish capital and Ireland's political center, Selma was an intern in the Irish Parliament.


2012 Regina Stallings

CLAS '13
Refugee Information Service, Integration Centre

Rejina is a May 2013 graduate with a double major in Anthropology and Psychology. Through the University Internship Program's partnership with EUSA, she interned for the Refugee Information Service Integration Centre in the summer of 2012. This is a non-profit organization that helps integrate refugees, people seeking asylum, migrants and immigrants into Ireland. She performed administrative duties, such as aiding in event planning, maintaining the organization's website and researching to update and maintain their databases. 

Erika McGuire

2011 Erika McGuire

CLAS '12
Fox News Network, New York, NY

During summer 2011, Erika interned with FOX News Network in New York City. Her projects included logging tapes, writing scripts, researching segments, going on shoots, preparing questions for interviewing and pitching story ideas as well as a variety of additional assignments.


2010 Teja Fuller

CLAS '11
Teja had the opportunity to work for USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and worked in the budget department as a junior analyst. Under this department, she reviewed contracts set up to help send funds to help undeveloped countries as well as communities within our own country. She got the chance to interact with many different people, and other organizations while working for USAID.

2009 Courtney Hildebrand

CLAS '10
Public Service Sector, Dublin, Ireland
Interned in Ireland, working in Dublin’s public service sector, helping with activist and charity groups.

2008 Kate Mason

CLAS '09
Public Defender Service, Washington, D.C.
Kate is a May 2009 graduate majoring in foreign affairs, with a minor in history. In the summer of 2008 she interned with the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. As an Intern Investigator with the Criminal Law Internship Program, Kate was paired with attorneys and completed a significant portion of the investigative work related to the assigned attorney’s cases -- including interviewing witnesses, photographing the crime scenes, and testifying in court.

2007 Ayumi Nakamura

CLAS '08
National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD

Ayumi double-majored in biology and neuroscience and graduated from the College in May of 2008. In the summer of 2007, she interned with the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, MD. Working as an undergraduate researcher in their Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Ayumi studied how the body’s immune system is related to the aging process.

2006 Timothy Ly

CLAS '07
Breakthrough Atlanta

Timothy double-majored in anthropology and political & social thought and graduated from the College in May of 2007. In the summer of 2006, he interned with Breakthrough Atlanta, an Americorp program that engages gifted and talented middle school students from inner city schools.

2005 Alyse Shortland

CLAS '06
MTV Networks

“I am currently interning with MTV Networks, where I hope to eventually find permanent employment. I am working to gain experience in production and program development, and am employed with the News team to develop stories and programming relevant to my generation. I am working to make connections and form work relationships that will prove beneficial in my post-college job search. I am also gaining knowledge of the large field of entertainment, and even if I choose employment with somewhere other than MTV, I will still have valuable knowledge and experience.
The Larry J Simpson scholarship has opened up opportunities to devote increased time to my internship, and decreased the stress that accompanies an unpaid, and yet essential, internship. UCS provided resources to find financial assistance I may not have otherwise been able to find.”

2004 Shannon Sturcken 

CLAS '05 
Fox News Channel, New York City

“The Larry Simpson scholarship allowed me to accept my dream internship at Fox News Channel in New York City. Without the scholarship, I would not have had enough money to pay for my housing, food, and travel expenses. Living in New York City and working at Fox News allowed me to learn invaluable on-the-job skills and network with other professionals in the media industry. All in all, I had the summer experience of a lifetime!”

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