Terrell Blodgett Endowment for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance
The scholarship recipients gather periodically with Professor Blodgett for professional development activities and dinner. Left to Right. Back row: Robert Young, Jordan Munn, Erik Olson, Robert Wood, John Tempesta. Middle row: Kate Mason, Kelly Nichls, Suzanne Thompson Barnard, Leigh Byford, Terrell Blodgett. Front row: David Houston, Jessica King, Kim Springer
The Terrell Blodgett Endowment for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance was created through the fundraising efforts of Phil Barnes. Barnes, who followed Terrell as principal-in-charge of governmental consulting with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., knew of Terrell’s life-long dedication to professional city management and he very generously undertook the task of securing funds from fellow partners and friends for the endowment. Fellowships have now been awarded to more than two dozen LBJ School students over the years and Terrell is proud to say that he is still in touch with most of them, following their careers — most of them in local government — and encouraging them in their service.
The endowment funds second-year students who are interested in urban government management and finance. It also supports faculty research. Students are given a stipend that supports a summer internship and their second year of studies. In order to qualify for the internship and fellowship package, students must negotiate their own research projects with a municipal government and then submit their project proposals to an LBJ School selection committee.