Michael Neu, a graduate student at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was recently awarded the 2012-2013 Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship from the Texas City Management Association (TCMA). Neu was one of two recipients of the annual state award.
The Clarence E. Ridley Scholarship is a $5,000 educational fellowship for students who have chosen to pursue a graduate degree in public administration. Two graduate students from Texas universities are each awarded $3,500 to be used for school-related expenses. In addition, each recipient’s university is awarded $1,500 in credit toward Texas City Management Association and Texas Municipal League education events. At least one student has received a grant under the program each year since 1957.
Neu is a Master of Public Service and Administration candidate at the Bush School and is employed full-time as a multimedia coordinator at the City of College Station, Texas. Neu has worked in municipal government communications for more than eight years. He also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2009 to 2010 and is a staff sergeant of the Texas Army National Guard.
For more information about the scholarship program, visit http://www.tcma.org/dev_ridley.html.