Junior Receives Scholarship to Lobby in D.C.
February 10, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University junior Paige Maynard was recently
awarded a scholarship to attend the One Voice trip to Washington D.C., sponsored by
the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Bloomington-Normal.
A double major in sociology and economics, Maynard will travel with a group of local
community leaders in March to meet with Illinois congressional representatives. While
there, she will lobby for programs that will benefit the economic development of McLean
Maynard, a native of Granite City, Ill., was initially approached by Action Research
Center (ARC) Coordinator Deborah Halperin to apply for the scholarship. As a student
who is interested in local issues, Maynard submitted her application and was one of
three students interviewed by five community leaders. With experience in local projects
such as working with the Downtown Bloomington Farmers’ Market, and coursework focusing
on public finance and social organization, Maynard demonstrated to the panel that
she was a strong candidate and was granted the scholarship.
“I am very honored and excited to be a part of such a unique opportunity. I hope
it is through experiences like this that students across the board become more connected
to McLean county projects and initiatives,” said Maynard.
Contact: Kristin Fields, ’12, (309) 556-3181