Newsletter Written by Mac Students
After Mac: Truman-Albright Fellow, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
“Macalester helped me channel my passions and academics to prepare for competitive national scholarships.”
I was a first-year student when my advisor suggested I consider applying for the Truman Scholarship.
As a Truman-Albright Fellow, I have been working as a social science research analyst within the Department of Health and Human Services, analyzing the effectiveness of welfare programs for low-income children.
I hope to work in D.C. for another year, and then apply for law school and a master’s in public policy.
What Is A Truman Scholarship?
Truman scholars are selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability, and likelihood of "making a difference." In 2011, 60 student s were chosen from 602 candidates at 54 colleges and universities.
The scholarship provides 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.