J. Richard Sewell Scholarships - Summer 2016

DC Gator Club

Congratulations J. Richard Sewell Scholarship Recipients!

Learn more about our recipients below:

Emily Heim is an incoming 2L at UF law and is hoping to practice Intellectual Property and Patent law after graduation. This summer she is interning at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  She graduated with a B.S. in chemistry with a physics minor from Virginia Tech in 2013. Before law school, she worked as a research chemist for a polyurethane-focused company in Richmond, VA. She is hoping to later work as in-house counsel for a company in the chemical/energy industry. In her free time she enjoys painting, reading fiction novels, and completing do-it-yourself (DIY) projects.

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Eliana French is starting her 3rd year at the University of Florida as a Telecommunications major with a minor in Anthropology. Throughout the school year, Eliana can be found working with the crew for TEDxUF, giving tours for the Honors Program or writing in her journal on campus. She is one of six kids and loves the strong support system that her family provides. This summer she will be interning with WETA as the digital video documentary intern, working on their online web series with the hopes of learning more of the art of storytelling.

Jack Stephens is a junior at the University of Florida who grew up always encouraged and interested by service. Given his interest to use policy to improve other people’s lives, he decided to study Political Science and History at UF. He currently participates in UF’s Model United Nation’s program, and is a student fellow at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. This summer, he is interning at the American Enterprise Institute, and hopes to gain invaluable experience in the field of research and policy analysis. He hopes to study law and policy in graduate school and someday work in politics to help improve peoples’ lives.

Michael Bennett was born in Spring Hill, Florida, and currently is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida. His experiences at UF led him down a path where he has become more attentive to politics and civic engagement. He can think of no better place to hone his passion for history and politics than the National Archives, where he is interning this summer. The job of the National Archives is not only to preserve history, but to impress those skills which will encourage citizens to mold the future in a way which promotes freedom, equality, and continued prosperity.