Carla Ramazan ('17) Awarded the Truman Scholarship

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Jess Thibault
Carla Ramazan ('17)

Carla Ramazan ('17) is definitely one to watch in the political science field. She was an impressive student when she was at Sage Ridge School. Now she has gone on to receive the Truman Scholarship while studying political science and Spanish at the University of Texas-Dallas.

Regarding the honor and her future, Carla says,

"The Truman scholarship will allow me to further my career in public service and leadership. I can't help but feel so grateful to everyone who helped me get here. I have one more year of college left. Ideally, after graduation, I would like to pursue a masters degree in public policy abroad and then return to the US to attend law school. As a lawyer, I want to work in the public interest arena, litigating cases related to reproductive health. In the not-so-far future, I can also see myself running for office!"

Led by current foundation president Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation selected 62 exceptional college students from 55 U.S. colleges and universities as 2020 Truman Scholars. The Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States. 

The Truman Foundation was created by Congress in 1975 as the living memorial to President Truman and the presidential monument to public service. The Foundation’s mission is premised on the belief that a better future relies on attracting to public service the commitment and sound judgment of bright, outstanding Americans. In fact, it was this belief that led President Truman, when approached by a bipartisan group of admirers near the end of his life, to encourage Congress to create a living memorial devoted to this purpose, rather than a traditional brick-and-mortar monument. For more than forty years, the Truman Foundation has fulfilled that mission: inspiring and supporting Americans from diverse backgrounds and from across the United States to public service. 

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, demonstrate academic excellence, and be committed to careers in government or the nonprofit sector. 

Please join us in congratulating Carla Ramazan ('17) on this well-deserved accomplishment by leaving a comment below.

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