To honor the commitment to public service made by RSEA members, the Board has chosen to promote public service in state government by sponsoring four graduate student fellowships over a 5-year period.
At its meeting on February 27, 2020, the Board of RSEA agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the Retired State Employees Association and The University of Texas System to create a fellowship in state public service. A gift amount of $50,000 was pledged, to be paid over five years at $10,000 per year.
The funds will be used to create four $2,500 fellowships annually for second-year graduate students in either the Masters in Public Policy or Masters in Global Policy Studies programs at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas in Austin. Recipients are expected to show an interest in pursuing careers in state government in Texas upon graduation.
Shown below are the first three classes of RSEA Public Service Fellows: