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Senior Chosen as Recipient of National AFSCME Scholarship - One of Only Two Awarded

What's New, 2011-10-17

David Newcomb knew that the odds were against him.  But he wasn't going to let that stand in his way of trying.  Out of a national pool of eligible candidates, Newcomb was one of only two students in the country chosen as a recipient of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship and Internship available to family members of AFSCME members. 

Each year, AFSCME awards two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 to students majoring in the social sciences during their junior and senior years of study. The chosen students are also given the unique opportunity to intern at the International AFSCME Union headquarters in Washington D.C., in the Political Action Department. 

 "I'm extremely excited to go to Washington, D.C.," said Newcomb, from Mansfield, Ohio. "When I came to Walsh as a Political Science major, I knew that it would take a lot of hard work to meet my future goal of working in the international arena as a foreign affairs analyst. But I've always believed that great determination and perseverance will pay off.  I'm grateful for this internship opportunity with the AFSCME because it will put me in a position to make a real difference in the lives of real people."

The AFSCME Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 in honor of Jerry Clark who was deeply committed to progressive social and economic ideals and who served for many years as AFSCME's Political Action Director.