History Student Receives Matsui Fellowship

November 21, 2011

Andrew Avallone (History '12, left) and Brent Houser.

4th-year History major Andrew Avallone has been awarded the Robert T. Matsui - University of California Congressional Fellowship for UCDC Winter 2012 along with Brent Houser (friend and fellow College Nine student). This fellowship honors the late Robert T. Matsui, an alumnus of UC Berkeley, the UC Hastings College of the Law, and representative for California's Fifth Congressional District for 26 years. Since its founding in 2007, only eight of the 86 recipients have been UCSC students, including Avallone and Houser. "The fellowship provides not only a $1,500 scholarship, but placement assistance, a letter of introduction from the Matusi Foundation to include in internship applications, as well as an awards ceremony," said Avallone. "This is huge for me."

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