Cortez A.M. Ewing Public Service Fellowship

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Sophomores and Juniors from any academic major are eligible to apply. Students must be available for 8-10 weeks during the summer months.  Internships typically begin in early June and end in late July / early August.  Preference will be given to those students who have not had a similar experience. The student is expected to have an interest in working in a national government agency or congressional office in Washington, D.C. Selected students must return to OU after the summer internship experience for the following fall and spring semesters. Students with diverse academic and career interests are encouraged to apply.


The student is required, as part of the application for a Ewing Fellowship, to submit an essay and to obtain two recommendations, at least one of which must be from a faculty member. Applications will be evaluated by a committee consisting of faculty members and undergraduate student representatives. The committee may interview candidates after consideration of the materials that are submitted. The Awards Committee will then contact congressmen and government officials to make the necessary arrangements to employ the students who were selected to receive fellowships. Students are also allowed and encouraged to find their own internship in Washington, D.C. and use the fellowship award to fund their travel and living expenses.  Four fellowships are awarded each summer.

Fellowship Awards

The fellowship provides a $4,500 Foundation grant for travel and living expenses in Washington, D.C. The Ewing program is committed to providing this opportunity to all deserving students, regardless of their economic circumstances. Additional scholarship assistance based on financial need is available so please inform the Ewing Director of any special financial need that might affect your ability to participate. Three hours of academic credit are available to students interested in receiving credit for their experience.

Applications due Monday, September 14, 2015

Submit completed applications to the Department of Political Science; 205 Dale Hall Tower; Norman, Oklahoma 73019-2001.

For more information about the fellowships, call 325-2061 or email


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