Carter Serves on Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation Review Panel

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Dr. Tracey Carter, associate professor of law and Belmont University College of Law’s director of academic success, recently served on the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation’s 2021 Nashville Regional Review Panel held virtually on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Carter, a1993 Truman Scholar herself, interviewed thirteen Truman Scholarship finalists from the states of Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, along with the following Truman Scholars who also served on Nashville’s Regional Review Panel in this year’s selection process: David Cooley (Principal, Cooley Public Strategies); Rev. Jennifer Bailey (Founder and Executive Director, Faith Matters Network); Judge Travis McDonough (U.S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Tennessee); Holly Peña (Co-Founder and Executive Search Consultant, Peña Search Consulting); Carol White (Associate Director of Operations, Tennessee Arts Commission, State of Tennessee); and Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish (Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation).

There are currently more than 3,000 Truman Scholars, and the 2021 Class of Truman Scholars will be announced in April.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s official living memorial to the thirty-third president and the presidential monument to public service. The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive national scholarship and is considered “the premier graduate fellowship in the United States for those pursuing careers as public service leaders.” The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

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