The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation has announced the names of students chosen as 2020 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship aims to support aspiring public service leaders in the United States.
The Truman Foundation was created by Congress in 1975 as a tribute to President Truman. Its mission is based “on the belief that a better future relies on attracting to public service the commitment and sound judgment of bright, outstanding Americans.”
Students nominated by 316 colleges and universities were reviewed by independent selection panels and recommended based on their academic success and leadership accomplishments. Phi Kappa Phi is proud to congratulate our members who now join the list of Truman Scholars:
- Sara Gammon (Kansas State University) is pursuing a degree in agricultural economics. She plans to pursue an MPhil in development studies from the University of Cambridge and focus on development economics and women’s empowerment.
- Stephanie Kuzmack (Texas Tech University) is a sociology major and a member of the honors college. She hopes to pursue a JD/MPA and eventually represent New Mexico in Congress.
- Tina Marshalek (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is studying community and nonprofit leadership and political science. As a formerly homeschooled student, she wants to advance educational opportunities for homeschoolers.
- Sarah Procopio (Louisiana State University) is pursuing a degree in mass communication. She plans to pursue an MPP to further her goal of systematic change through policy work.
- Carla Ramazan (University of Texas at Dallas) is studying political science and Spanish. She hopes to pursue a JD and work to protect and expand access to reproductive health care.
- David Shin (Boise State University) is studying economics and physics. He plans to pursue a JD and a graduate degree in economics with a goal of enacting legislative reforms and reducing recidivism rates.
- Max Yates (Montana State University) is pursuing a degree in biochemistry. He hopes to obtain an MD/MPH and work toward better public health policy decisions.
Click here to learn more about all of the 2020 Truman Scholars.