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Among his many government, civic and community activities, Martin S. Begun, who died in 2016, was the founding chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board of Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, now known as the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. 

His wife, Louise Sunshine, has endowed an annual scholarship in his name to a student enrolled in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs who is participating in the Hagedorn Internship Program, which provides students with a semester-long experience of working in a non-profit organization. The recipient shall be known as the Martin Begun Scholar.

The applicants shall write an essay about some aspect of Martin Begun’s civic or governmental activities utilizing the archival material available in the Newman Library.  Candidates will be selected by the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. 

Completed essays will be shared below.


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