"Dr. Cortez was a great teacher. He had rare talents. The best students in the University flocked to his classes. His ability to attract those with the greatest capacity to learn was rivaled only by his power to inspire them." - Speaker of the House Carl Albert
The Ewing Public Service Fellowship Program sponsors summer internships in Washington, D.C. for outstanding OU undergraduates. The program is open to students from across the university. Ewing Fellows are selected through merit-based application and interview process. Over 220 Ewing Fellows have served internships in the Congress and executive-branch agencies such as the Department of State, Department of Justice, and the White House.
The Ewing Fellowship Program is named in honor of Cortez A.M. Ewing, a distinguished and beloved professor of political science at OU. After his death in 1962 a group of his former students led by Washington attorney Marcus Cohn, U.S. House Majority Leader Carl Albert, Dean Wooldridge of TRW, and John Fisher editor of Harpers Monthly, established and endowed the Cortez Ewing Foundation Fund in the University of Oklahoma Foundation. During the late 1960s, the Ewing Foundation sponsored lectures and conferences on public issues. Beginning in 1971, the Foundation’s focus shifted to the Ewing Fellowship Program.
Ewing Fellow alumni have pursued distinguished careers in law, government, medicine, business, public service, and many other fields. Their success is a testimony to the excellence of the Ewing Fellowship Program and its contribution to their personal and career development.
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