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Congratulations to Mya Little, 2022 Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship Recipient


Political science major Mya Little has been awarded the Richard Murray Endowed Scholarship in recognition of her strong academic performance and passion for politics and policy. The scholarship is named for Professor Emeritus and Hobby School Senior Research Fellow Richard Murray, co-founder of the Center for Public Policy and well-known political analyst and pollster.

The highlight of Little’s recent internship at Houston Crackdown in the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security included being a part of the host team to Rahul Gupta, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The Killeen, Texas native works in the UH Center for Empowerment as a student leader and mentor and is president of the Black Pre-Law Student Association. In addition, Little volunteers time to electoral politics and campus activities. 

Past Recipients

Christine Le, Political Science
Fall 2021

Carolina Lopez-Herrera, Philosophy major
Fall 2020

Kryss Schofield, Political Science major
Fall 2020

Shiva Baradaran, Political Science major
Spring 2019

Danielle Niangar, Political Science and Sociology major
CHIP Intern, Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee, Fall 2016

Aylin Rodriguez, Political Science major
Spring 2019

Britnee Chuor, Political Science major
CHIP Intern, State Representative Gene Wu, spring 2018

Ben Nelson, Political Science major
CHIP Intern, City Council Member Michael Kubosh, fall 2016

Stephanie GomezHistory and Political Science double major
CHIP Intern, City Controller Chris Brown, spring 2016

Andrea ElizondoPolitical Science and Liberal Studies major
CHIP Intern, Houston Crackdown, spring 2015

Seth Howard, Political Science major
CHIP Intern, Congressman Ted Poe, spring 2015

Patrick Sears, Political Science and Philosophy major
Metropolitan Volunteer Program, spring 2015

Stephanie Brooks, Political Science and Sociology major 
State Department, Lima, Peru, fall 2013

Sarah Aimadeddine, Political Science and Economics double degree
Hobby Fellow, State Representative Jim Murphy, spring 2013

Mathew Mendoza, Political Science major
Phi Alpha Delta, vice president 2013-2014

Miriah Soliz, Political Science major
University of Houston Student Government, executive director, August 2012-May 2013

Amir Tavakkoli, Political Science and Sociology major
Shami Farouk Campaign for Texas Governor, spring 2010 

Taylor Kilroy, Political Science and Public Relations major
City Councilmember Pam Holm, fall 2009