In the amount of $2,500 each year, the . “Howie” McClennan Scholarship is awarded by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) for sons, daughters, or legally adopted children of fire fighters who were killed in the line of duty. Qualified candidates must plan to attend an accredited higher learning institution that fall, demonstrate academic achievement, have financial need in a single parent household, provide two letters of recommendation, and write a brief 200-word statement about the reasons they’re furthering their education.
In college, as I became more politically engaged, my interest began to gravitate more towards political science. The interest in serving and understanding people has never changed, yet I realized I could make a greater difference doing something for which I have a deeper passion, political science. Pursuing dual degrees in both Psychology and Political Science, I was provided an opportunity to complete a thesis in Psychology with Dr. Sheryl Carol a Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Texas (UT) This fall I will complete an additional thesis as a McNair Scholar with Dr. Ken Chambers, Associate Professor in Latin American studies in the UT Political Science Department.