The Dr. James Curry Endowed Scholarship Fund

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$31,455
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Project ends on May 21, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Celebrating Dr. James Curry's Legacy Through D.C. Scholarships

Thank you for joining us in celebrating Dr. James Curry's incredible 47 years at Baylor by helping us create this endowed scholarship for students interning in Washington, D.C.! 

About This Scholarship

In 1992, Dr. Curry took up the mantle as Director of the Washington Internship Program, succeeding the inaugural director, Dr. Robert Miller. During his many years directing the program, Dr. Curry helped more than 350 Baylor undergraduates secure competitive internships in Washington. Dr. Curry's legacy and impact on Baylor's Washington, D.C., community laid the foundation for the Baylor in Washington Initiative

The Dr. James Curry Endowed Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to students participating in Baylor's competitive semester program or summer internship in Washington, D.C. 

As our alumni know, living in D.C. is extremely expensive--especially for students coming from Waco--and most internships in Washington are unpaid. This scholarship will be awarded to students with financial needs, many of whom would not otherwise be able to afford the D.C. internship experience. 

About Dr. Curry

Dr. James Curry served Baylor University with his outstanding humility, talent, and commitment to students for 47 years. During his tenure, he served as Professor of Political Science, Director of the Washington Internship Program, and The Bob Bullock Professor of Public Policy and Administration. Dr. Curry also served as chair of the Department of Political Science at Baylor for 14 years. Dr. Curry taught American constitutional development, criminal justice, public administration, and law and public policy, among many other subjects. 

During his tenure at Baylor, Dr. Curry was the recipient of Baylor's Outstanding Tenured Faculty Award presented at commencement, and he was recognized on several occasions by Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board for excellence in teaching. The 81st Texas Legislature formally recognized Dr. Curry's work with the Bullock Scholars Program in 2009.

*Dr. James Curry will be notified of all donors who help to create an endowed scholarship in honor of his tremendous service to Baylor University.

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