Public Policy Students Win Harlow Scholarships

Posted: November 30, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Maura Kelly

Raj Buck and Michael Kuiken, two students pursuing master’s degrees in the School of Public Policy (SPP), were each awarded scholarships of $5,000 from the Bryce Harlow Foundation.

Buck, who is interested in urban regional development, says, “I have no doubt that my application was strengthened dramatically by some very gracious and outstanding faculty recommendations from Professors [Catherine] Rudder and [Jeremy] Mayer.”

Kuiken is studying international commerce and policy, as well as international development and trade. He says a recommendation from Lee Fritschler, the first professor he studied with at SPP, helped to make his application a strong one.

The Washington, D.C.-based Harlow Foundation helps recognize and inspire leaders in the public and private sectors who foster high ethical standards with regard to advocacy and recognize the importance of building a spirit of partnership between government and business. Since 1985, the foundation has awarded scholarships to highly motivated students who are pursuing a career in the advocacy profession.

This article appeared in a slightly different format in SPP Currents.

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