The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced today that Cadets Ahmad Nasir, of Anchorage, Alaska, and Erin Mauldin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, earned 2013 Truman Scholarships! The Academy was one of only eight schools to earn two scholarships.
The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from among 629 candidates nominated by 293 colleges and universities. They were chosen by 17 independent selection panels on the basis of their academic and leadership accomplishments and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders. Selection panels met across the United States and included distinguished leaders, university presidents, elected officials, federal judges, prominent public servants, and past Truman Scholarship winners.
Each new Truman Scholar receives up to $30,000 for graduate study. Scholars also receive priority admission and supplemental financial aid at some premier graduate institutions, leadership training, career and graduate school counseling, and special internship opportunities within the federal government. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills, be in the top quarter of their class, and be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector.