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Walsh Student Receives Prestigious National AFSCME Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship

What's New, 2011-09-28

Walsh University senior David Newcomb was recently chosen out of a national pool of candidates, as the 2011 recipient of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship and Internship. This prestigious honor is awarded annually in the amount of $5,000 to two students majoring in the social sciences for his/her 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.

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.

"I'm extremely excited to go to Washington, DC," said David Newcomb. "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."

David Newcomb is senior political science major from Mansfield, Ohio and is the 2011 President of Walsh University's College Democrats Chapter.